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Family time & litti make election day special

Perfecting recipes and spending quality time with family topped the to-do list of residents who exercised their franchise on Thursday.

For New Jakkanpur resident Tuhina Chari, the day was doubly special because daughter Shivangini voted for the first time.

Tuhina said: My daughter voted for the first time and her excitement made me happy. She even asked the poll official to reapply the indelible ink on her finger because it made a light mark on the first try. Her college (St Xaviers College) has announced those students who vote and have the mark of the indelible ink on their fingers would be rewarded. After we were done exercising our franchise, we sat down at home to enjoy different delicacies. In the afternoon, I made kadi and plan to do make golgappas in the evening.

Vibha Pahadi, a mother of two from Boring Road, became the hero, err dish of the day, with her litti-chokha. Vibha, told The Telegraph: It is a holiday and my family asked me to cook something different. Litti-chokha is a Bihari dish and couldnt be ignored on this day.

Neena Jha of New Patliputra Colony said: After casting our vote, we had sweet corn with coriander soup and brown bread for breakfast. Lunch was stuffed parathas, while we will have biryani for dinner.