From wearing new clothes to exchanging presents and from sprucing up the house to making charity contributions, Eid celebrations encompass several customs. The most important Eid element is the lavish feast prepared and enjoyed by families. Every year, the occasion literally brings to the plate, an assortment of decadent savoury dishes, bursting at the seams with mouthwatering flavours and heavenly aromas.
So, we thought, why not help you get a taste of the scrumptious delicacies Muslims enjoy on the festival of Eid e Milad? Well, here's a round-up of 6 traditional recipes you need to relish for yourself, to understand why we are such fans!
1. Seekh Kebab
Slathered in spices, and prepared to perfection, the Eid special appetiser of Seekh Kabab, enjoys worldwide popularity all year round owing to its scrumptious, flavourful taste. Usually paired with a spicy mint or coriander chutney and some veggie salad, this is the perfect prologue snack to get a juicy smack before the main courses arrive at the table.
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This Youtube tutorial by Yes I Can Cook, shows you how to prepare restaurant-worthy seekh kababs, without the aid of a fancy tandoor, or even an oven.
2. Murgh Musallam
Taste the royalty! Murgh Musallam is an easy chicken recipe prepared with a varied mixture of spices and curd. This delicacy is a delightful addition to your Eid feast. Made with some essential pantry ingredients, this easy chicken recipe does not take much of your time and effort, but tastes like heaven.
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In more good news, this YouTube tutorial by CookwithLubna follows a super simple murg musallam recipe that neither requires an oven or tandoor.
3. Zarda Pulao
This sweet rice preparation is a special festive dish relished by Muslims on the occasion of Eid. The name is derived from the Persian word "Zard" which translates to yellow. Full of aromatic spices and laden with mava, ghee and nuts, this dessert pulao can be easily whipped up at home, and without the need for spending hours in the kitchen.
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This Youtube Recipe Tutorial by Rajshri Food is ideal for someone preparing the dish for the first time since it not only takes you through the recipe step by step, but the cook Varun, also explains the purpose of adding each ingredient to the pan.
4. Mutton Korma
A royal curry, infused with rich spices and a melange of meat, this Eid special dish is nothing absolutely delightful to the tastebud. The mutton is cooked till it's tender and juicy, and if you happen to be a fan of lamb, your main course can't get better than this! There are a host of Mutton Korma recipes online, some with an Awadhi touch and some more with that of North India, but for the festival of Eid, you should follow a recipe that sticks to the traditional Muslim technique of cooking the dish.
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This Youtube tutorial by My Kitchen My Dish takes you through the authentic recipe for an Eid special mutton korma. We recommend this video especially for the simple instructions and explanations, that can get an amateur cook to understand the intricacies of the recipe, and recreate it in the future without additional help.
5. Mutton Kaleji
Kaleji or mutton liver, is full of flavours, taste and nutrients, all in equal measure. Cooked in the form of delicious curry, mutton Kaleji is one of the most renowned savoury Muslim dishes, typically enjoyed during the festival of Eid. The Kaleji is delicately stir-fried, before getting thrown into a rich gravy or Salan.
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Another highly useful Youtube tutorial by Cook With Lubna, is a Bakra Eid special recipe that sticks closely to the traditional techniques of cooking mutton Kaleji at home. It's easy to recreate and follow and comes with descriptive subtitles.
The pride of Ottoman cuisine, Baklava is a sweet and crispy treat everyone deserves on Eid. You may know it as a layered pastry dessert made of filo pastry, filled with chopped nuts, and sweetened with syrup or honey.
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So make this Eid special with this YouTube tutorial of Scrummy Baklavas by Easy Turkish Recipes.
7. Mutton Or Chicken Biryani
Eid without some yummy biryani is just unimaginable for most. Simply thinking of the aroma of flavourful long-grained rice mixed in with tender spiced meat, is enough to get me drooling.
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If you're a biryani fan, you already know that there exists a staggering variety of biryani recipes, relevant to different parts of the country. But this Youtube tutorial by Cook With Lubna teaches you how to cook a simple, yet mouthwatering traditional Eid-special mutton dam biryani.
8. Sheer Khurma (Sewaiya Kheer)
Sheer Khurma is a rich vermicelli pudding, packed with sugary milk, dates and crunchy nuts. Eid festivities are incomplete without a luscious bowl of Sheer Khurma, considered to be an auspicious dish to start the holy day with. This delicious Mughlai dessert is a treat for all senses, and you can create a bowl or two at home with a few easily available ingredients, and by following the right video tutorial.
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We particularly recommend this Youtube tutorial by Cook With Lubna, because of the easy-to-understand descriptions, along with the flexibility of sticking to whatever you have at your dispense, ideal for a novice cook without access to gourmet kitchen ingredients.
Celebrate Eid with these yummy recipes.
Q. What are the healthy Eid recipes?
A. Some healthy Eid recipes are stuffed dates and chicken satay with mint dip.
Q. Best Eid dessert recipes?
A. Eid desserts are sheer khurma, baklava and shahi tukda.
Q. What are some easy Eid recipes?
A. Murgh musallam, seekh kebab and sheer khurma are some of the easiest Eid recipes.