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Chhatt Puja Traditional Food Delights
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Chhatt Puja Traditional Food Delights

Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja celebrated every year a few days after Diwali, signifies the time of happiness, prosperity, success, glory, fame, and honor for those who worship Surya Bhagwaan (Sun god) and Chhathi Maiyya. Chhath is a traditional 4-day festival of Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh.

This year, Nahay Khay begins on October 28 and ends on October 31, with Usha Arghya on the seventh day of the month, or Saptami of Shukla Paksha. There are a number of traditional Indian dishes prepared during the festival, and served to the Sun God and Chatthi Maiyaa as prasad

Ghiya Ki Sabzi

Ghiya Ki Sabzi
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This is a bottle gourd prasad made for Chhatt Puja on the first day. Steamed rice is served with the sabzi made with gangajal, ghee, and sendha namak. This dish symbolizes the purification of the body before the festival.

Thekua

Thekua Chhath Festival
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This deep-fried sweet dish contains fennel seeds, dry coconut, ghee, and different types of dry fruits. It is popular to prepare this offering during Chhath Puja. It is traditionally made for offering to the Sun God on the second day of Chhath Puja.

Rasiyaw

Rasiyaw
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It is a sweet pudding or kheer made with milk, rice, jaggery, dried fruits, and cardamon. The dish is also prepared to offer to the Sun God on the second day of Chhath Puja and served with pooris.

Chane ki Ghugni

People often eat green chickpeas during the winter, also known as hara chana. During the festival, it is made by sautéing chana with green chilies and cumin seeds in ghee.

Kasar

These special sweet laddus are prepared with powdered rice, ghee, fennel seeds, and ghee. Traditionally, laddus are made on Sandhya Arghya. Due to its warming properties, winter is the best time to consume it.

Prepare these mouth-watering dishes for the festive season and indulge in these classic and traditional Bihari dishes.

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Chhath Puja pic courtesy: Amitksachin, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Ghiya Ki Sabzi. pic courtesy: Neha Sonal, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Thekua. pic courtesy: Biswarup Ganguly, CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Rasiyaw. pic courtesy: Shivangisj , CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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