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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 …

Most popular paneer recipes - easy and quick paneer recipes of India

Top 10 paneer dishes of India
See how the popular paneer dishes of india should be - quick and easy paneer recipes

Paneer is one of favourite ingredients for north Indians. It is versatile and can be cooked in so many ways. Paneer Makhni, Shahi Paneer,  Paneer Butter Masala, Paneer Pasanda, Kadhai Paneer, Palak Paneer, Paneer Tikka Masala, Matar Paneer, Paneer Lababdar, Paneer Jhalfrezi  are some of very popular paneer based dishes. These are flavourful and tasty to its core.

But sometimes, some outlets serve anything with these names. I had a similar experience  during my Ranchi visit last month. It was a nice restaurant located on ground level of a star hotel. But I got surprised to receive a paneer dish, after ordering Paneer jalfrezi. Though the dish that we got was tasty, but not the one that we expected. These things happen here in New Delhi and in other cities if India as well.Many times people order shahi paneer and receives Paneer makhni, got Paneer butter masala inplace of Paneer Tikka Masala. …..

This is very common. The restaurant owners are not aware of right facts and sometimes even if they know, they play smart.As a consumer, we became confused. Through this post, I am discussing 10  paneer dishes of India so that we could be sure of these delicacies.


basic features  and characteristics of top 10 paneer dishes.

Sr. No
Name of Dish
Form of Paneer used
Masala or Base
Other Major Ingredients
Spiciness
On a scale of 1 to 10
Colour
1
Paneer Makhni
Triangle or Square – could be cooked over tawa or in the gravy
Makhni
(tomato ) gravy
Butter and Cream
2
Red
2
Shahi Paneer
Triangle or Square – could be cooked over tawa or in the gravy
White gravy
(boiled onion paste and cashewnut paste)
Curd and cream
1
White
to creamish
3
Paneer Butter Masala
Cubes or Battons – cooked in the gravy
Onion tomato gravy
1: 3
Liberal use of Butter
6
Orange
4
Paneer Pasanda
Deep fried stuffed triangles of paneer
Onion tomato gravy
+ cashew
cream
6
Orange
5
Kadhai Paneer
Triangles/Cubes/
Thick battons
Makhni gravy +  Kadhai Masala
Slices or cubes of onion, tomato and capsicum
6
Red to brown – only coating of masala
6
Palak Paneer
Triangle or Square – could be cooked over tawa or in the gravy
Palak
(Green)
Gravy
Cream
6
Green
7
Paneer Tikka Masala
Tandoor cooked marinated paneer cubes
Onion Tomato masala
Dash of cream and Butter
7
Dark red to Light brown
8
Matar Paneer
Cubes of deep fried paneer
Onion tomato masala
Boiled green peas
7
Brown
9
Paneer Lababdar
Cubes or Battons – cooked in the gravy
Onion tomato gravy
1: 3
Liberal use of Butter
6
Light brown
10
Paneer Jalfrezi
Battons of paneer
Tomato gravy just for coating
Strips of tomatoes, onions and capsicum
7
Brown






 Top 10 Paneer dishes of India with its base, level of spiciness and colour.

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