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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 …

Shufta - kashmiri sweet dish

Kashmiri sweet dish

Sweetned cottage cheese with dry fruits
Cottage cheese                       150 gm
Refined oil/ ghee                     to deep fry
Almonds                                 50 gm cup
Coconut Slices                         25 gm
Walnuts                                   25 gm
Cashewnuts                             25 gm
Raisins                                     50 gm
Saffron                                    1/2 tsp
Green cardamom powder       1/4 teaspoon
Sugar                                       100 gm
Rose petals                              for garnish
Misc – en - place
Cut the cottage cheese into dices.
Chop the coconut, almonds and walnuts into small pieces.
how to make shufta
Heat ghee in a wok and deep-fry the cottage cheese cubes till golden brown. Drain and keep them aside. Fry the coconut, cashewnut and almonds aswell.
Mix the sugar with half liter water and boil it. Add the fried cottage cheese to this and boil for another 5 minutes. now add the fried coconut, cashewnuts, almonds followed by rasins , cardamom powder and saffron strands.
Remove from the sugar and allow to cool down.  Serve garnished with rose petals.
Defining Features
Colour – multicolour

Taste – sweet and flavourful


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