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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 …


What is a Stock

Stock is a flavourful liquid made by prolong simmering of bones or vegetables with mirepoix and bouquet garni.

Major constituents of Stock
  1. Water
  2. Bones or Vegetables
  3. Mirepoix
  4. Bouquet Garni

Mirepoix is a combination of roughly cut carrots, celery and onion in the ratio of 1:1:2

Bouquet Garni
Bouquet Garni is a bunch of herbs, that are tied with a string, used to flavour stocks. Normally Bouquet garni consists of - 
  • Bayleaf
  • Thyme
  • Leek
  • Celery
  • carrot

But it may vary depending upon the uses. This bouquet garni is cooked with the other ingredients and later it is removed and discarded.

Types of Stock
a) White Stock
b) Brown Stock 

White Stock - 
This is a types of Stock, that is prepared using raw ingredients directly.

Brown Stock-
This is the type of stock, that is prepared by using roasted or caramelised (browned) bones and vegetables. 


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