Eid ul-Fitr is a religious festival of Muslims celebrated after the holy month of Ramadan, which is the month of fasting and charity. This year, Eid celebrations will start on the evening of 4th June and continue till the evening of 5th June. The dates may vary as per the sighting of the moon in different locations.
The preparation for the celebrations begins well in advance. Mouthwatering and flavorful dishes are the highlight of this festival that are prepared and shared among friends and family. Exquisitely prepared in each other’s company, Eid food adds more happiness to the celebrations and enhances the bond of love between people. Here is a selection of the best 10 Eid delicacies from around the world that are hard to resist.
Haleem is a stew made of wheat, barley, meat (mutton or chicken), lentils, and whole spices. Some people prefer to add rice to it as well. The dish is slow-cooked for a long period of seven to eight hours that results in a paste-like consistency. It is one of the famous dishes served during the Eid feast.
A delicious non-vegetarian dish prepared with mutton, coconut milk, yogurt, saffron, common spices, and lots of almonds. The recipe is cooked slowly that tastes good with biryani, naan, steamed rice, and pulao. The richness of almonds makes the dish smells heavenly that is hard to resist.
Nawabi Mutton Biryani
A delectable recipe made up of mutton, rice, and an assortment of spices. It is loaded with dry fruits and whole spices that enhance the flavor and offer an unforgettable experience to taste buds. It can be served with raita and salad on the special occasion of Eid.
One of the best non-vegetarian snacks to relish on Eid. Shami Kebabs are prepared using succulent minced lamb/chicken and chana dal with the spicy filling of onions, green chilies, and coriander leaves inside. They are deep-fried in cooking oil that makes them crispy on the outside and tastes best with coriander and mint chutney.
Chicken Korma is a gravy dish made of yogurt, nuts, spices, seeds, vegetables, and meat. It is known to have originated in the Indian subcontinent during the Mughal Era. The Chicken Korma tastes delicious when served with steamed rice, jeera rice, paratha or naan.
A quick dessert recipe made from whole wheat vermicelli, milk, sugar, ghee and dry fruits. It is quite easy to make that can be garnished with dry fruits like cashew nuts and pistachio to serve during the Eid feast.
Badam Phirni is a delectable, creamy dessert, which is the perfect amalgamation of almonds with ground rice, sugar and milk. The addition of crushed almonds paste and essence of Gulab Jal enhances the flavor of the dessert. It is usually prepared on the special occasion of Eid and served along with other mouth-watering delicacies.
A famous Arabian dessert made with dates and ghee as main ingredients. The pistachios, almonds, sugar, cardamom and raisins are added to enrich the flavor of Khajoor Halwa. Dates are also known to have several health benefits like they are rich in fiber content, aid digestion, improve eye health, and help cure abdominal diseases as well.
Aish El Saraya
A Lebanese style bread pudding made with rusks dipped in sugar syrup and flavored with rose water and orange blossom. It is an eggless dessert that tastes best with Lebanese and Indian cuisines.
It is a sweet dish made from milk, flour, ghee, and sooji, which is generally made on the festive occasion of Eid and relished with friends and family. With the help of a few ingredients, this delicious sweet dish can be cooked very easily and tastes best when served with mouthwatering Eid dishes.
Enjoy these yummy Eid delicacies with your loved ones. If you have lip-smacking Eid food and dessert recipes, then don’t forget to share with us.