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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 …

Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer
Cottage cheese cubes in white gravy

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Cottage cheese                                         400 gm      
Onions                                                     300gm
Cashew nut                                              40 gm
Khoya                                                      40 gm
Green chilli paste                                     1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste                                  1 tsp
White pepper powder                              2 tsp
Salt                                                           to taste
Cream                                                       50 ml
Curd                                                         50 ml
Green cardamom & mace powder           ½ tsp 
Green cardamom                                      5 pcs
Cinnamons stick                                       1 inch
Bay leaf                                                   1 pcs
Green coriander                                       for g
Water                                                       100 ml (approx)

how to make shahi paneer
Peel and cut the onions into quarters. Boil them and blend it to a smooth paste.
Soak the cashew nut and grate the khoya and grind them to a smooth paste.
Cut the cottage cheese into cubes and cook over a pan.

Heat ghee in a handi, add whole garam masala and let them crackle. Now add the ginger garlic paste followed by green chilli paste and cook over slow flame for a minute or two.
Add boiled onion paste & sauté till it is cooked. Add the khoya and cashew nut paste and cook till it starts leaving oil. Add the whisked curd and around 100 ml water and cook for 5 minutes.
Finish it with cream and cardamom & mace powder. Add the pieces of cottage cheese,  mix and cook for 2 minutes.   
Portion it in bowls; garnish it with some cream, green coriander and cashew nuts.

Defining Features
Colour – white
Spice – less/ sweet in taste
Consistency – Coating

In place of cashew nut a mixture of magaztari, poppy seeds and cashew nut can be used.


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