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jitiya - Jivitputrika or jitiya

11 top delicacies for Jivitputrika or jitiya

Jivitputrika or jitiya Jivitputrika or jitiya is a festival celebrated for the well being and prosperity of the children. Mothers fast and pray for the long life of their kids. This is mainly celebrated in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand & Uttar Pradesh. When and how to celebrate Jivitputrika/ jitiya This is a 3 days festival and starts from seventh lunar day of Krishna-Paksha in Ashvin month to ninth lunar day. As per english calendar, this festival is celebrated in September. These three days are celebrated as 1.Nahai – Khai (Satwmi) 2.Khur Jitiya or Jivitputrika day (Asthami) 3.Paaran (Naomi)
Nahai khai – This is the preparatory day and as per the rituals – Mothers take bath in the morning and take food. The food generally consists of – Pua, Kheer, Sevai Khur Jitiya or Jivitputrika day The actual festival day. Mothers observe whole day fast. They do not take water, for almost 24 hours or more. It is also customary to have Sargi, something …

Evening Snacks

nasta, shaam ka nasta, high tea, evening snacks, snaxs from bihar

Excerpts from - bhansa ghar 
                                 home grown flavours .....from the kitchens  of Bihar

Evening Snacks
In the evening, a range of bhunjas are consumed like chura ka bhunja (beaten rice shallow fried with sliced onions, chopped green chillies and green peas), makai ke lawa (popcorn), chana ka bhunja, mungphalli dana, masaledar murhi (puffed rice mixed with chopped green chillies, onion, coriander leaves, salt and a few drops of mustard oil) etc. These bhunjas are prepared at home. In villages there used to be a common kitchen specially meant for bhunjas called kansari. Today, mostly in the urban areas of Bihar, bhunjas are prepared and sold by vendors. Most of them roast the grains in hot sand or salt, while being constantly heated in a kadhai or earthen handi.
There are a variety of pakoras, bachakas, aloo chops, vegetable cutlets, singharas, singhara chaat, ghoogni chura and other snacks to enjoy in the evenings with a cup of tea.


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