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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 …

Photographing European dishes vs Indian dishes

Photographing  European dishes vs Indian dishes

As a food photographer, I have to give more time to capture indian main course dishes. I think capturing European food is easier than capturing India dishes (main course). Let’s look at the reasons for the same –

  • Most of the Indian foods are cooked in gravy and also served with the same gravy. However, the Europeans dishes are cooked separately (meat and sauce) and then arranged on the plate. 
  • Europeans dishes have different textures – you can find some mark of griller but Indian main dishes have limited textures. Camera lenses like different texture and if you have them on your plate, the photograph would be much better.
  • Europeans have rich colours in form of accompaniments. Most important fact- they do not overcook their ingredients (vegetables as well as meat). Thus the colours are retained (obviously nutrients are also retained) 
  • Plating has been a very important ingredient in their dinning ethics. However, for Indian the taste is of prime importance.

How to photograph Indian foods in Delhi ?
Certain points to be kept in mind while capturing Indian Foods

  • Understand the Indian cooking methods.
  • Have a good understanding of the Indian dishes
  • Try and present the food in your own way, you could be creative and do the magic.
  • Be logical, while adding some accompaniments or garnishes
  • Never use English ingredients for Indian dishes, unless and until you are doing some fusion.
  • Use different forms, colours and patterns of crockeries.
  • Use different props, but concentrate on main dish.
  • Be bold and be creative

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