While everyone is just done with Eid celebrations, I feel its still not over. Indian festivals are about celebrations, lights, colors and above all delicious FOOD. And when it comes to EID let’s see what this one has in store for all you foodies out there. As we know Eid is one among the most celebrated festivals for the Muslims in India and even abroad. This festival is celebrated towards the end of the holy month called Ramadan. They break their one long month fast with delectable and indulging food. So here I bring for you today some of the most mouth-watering dishes you have to try.
Top Traditional Recipes That Define Eid
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I decided to start this list with something sweet. The moment we think of Eid, we think of Seviyan isn’t it? This is one traditional North Indian recipe that tops the EID special menu. For those who don’t know, Seviyan is made with milk, vermicelli, rose water and topped with almonds for some crunch. This is one such dessert that is an absolute favorite of everyone.
2. Shahi Tukda
Another absolutely delicious recipe, it is also known as Double Ka Meetha. Shahi Tukda is one very popular Hyderabadi dessert. Typically made by deep frying some bread in Ghee and then the same is drowned in some delicious condensed milk topped with some dry fruits for some different texture.
The list has just begun and my mouth is already watering. Coming to Phirni now, this is another very very popular dessert from North India. You can call if one close cousin of Kheer, this one is typically made with ground rice and milk. One favourite dessert item during festivals like Diwali and Eid. Phirni is one really aromatic dish which has been a part of the Indian tradition for ages.
4. Khajoor Ka Halwa
Khajoor Ka Halwa is a very popular Arabian dessert item. This is one really easy recipe to make, and an all time favourite for all those who love eating dessert. The beautiful combination of dates (Khajoor), almonds, pistachios, raisins, cardamom, sugar is totally out of the world. Khajoor Ka Halwa is all about richness and deliciousness.
5. Sheer Khurma
Something like the seviyan, Sheer Khurma is another immensely popular dessert item during EID. It is made with milk, vermicelli and loads of dry fruits. I feel this one is a really interesting recipe which is loved one and all.
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Think of EID and one dish that instantly hit one’s mind is the this delicious Ramzan special, Haleem. Hyderabadi Haleem is a totally soulful recipe made with red meat. Haleem is a mélange of some beautiful ingredients, cracked wheat, curd, urad dal, cashew nuts and ghee. Not only during Eid, this Hyderabadi recipe is absolutely perfect for family gatherings.
2. Mutton Biryani
I feel Biryani is that one dish which is a must for any celebration. Made differently in different ways across the country, Biriyani is one important part of the Eid menu. Made typically by marinating mutton pieces in some beautiful spices, like cumin, coriander and star anise cooked to perfection with some pre-cooked rice. Biriyani is a perfect main dish, served with some raita.
3. Nalli Bhuna
Another traditional Mughlai recipe which is especially made during occasions and festivals. This meaty prepatation is made with several spices, like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and ginger. All these spices add an extra power and a totally unforgettable taste.
4. Shammi Kebab
Mutton, Mutton and some more Mutton, here is the Shammi Kebab a very popular Pakistani snack recipe for the non-veg lovers. Shammi Kebabs are typically made with minced mutton, cumin and channa dal filled with some onions, dhaniya (coriander leaves) and green chilies. These kebabs are crispy and totally delicious. The best part is that these are easy to make and perfect for celebration menus.
5. Seekh Kebab
Kebab lovers would surely know this one, Mutton Seekh Kebabs a truly Mughlai delicacy. Seekh kebabs are made with some minced mutton, mixture of spices and onions. These are mildly spiced kebabs which have an incredible taste and flavor.
6. Keema Kofta
Mutton Keema Kofta in some succulent curry, this is one indulgent recipe to be true. Minced mutton with lots and lots of aromatic Indian spices makes this dish totally heavenly. The meat koftas or malls here are not deep fried, but instead these are allowed to cook in the delicious gravy. That is what makes them totally soft, succulent and an explosive full of flavors. Making this dish is not very easy, one needs to be very careful while handling the meat balls or it can turn out to be a disaster.
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7. Mutton Curry
How can we not have the Mutton Curry in the Eid special menu? Be it Eid or Holi, mutton curry is the dish that completes the festivity. Made with red meat, the meat is bhunoed with loads of spices like garam masala, cumin and coriander. If you ask me this one dish is enough paired with some hot steamed tice.
8. Nadir Yakhni
A beautiful blend of aromatics and spices like, fennel seeds, black cardamom and aniseed. Nadir Yakhni comes from Kashmir, it is an absolute favorite of many. A perfect main that tops the menu of any party or festival special dinner. This is a must try and highly recommended dish.
9. Awadhi Biryani
One from the city of Nawabs, the Lucknowi Mutton Biryani. This a very popular North Indian recipe that is loved by many. This is not just a Biriyani, but comes with a twist. This biriyani is made from cashewnut paste, curd, star anise, saffron and mace powder. It is these different spices that gives it a totally amazing flavor and makes it one obvious choice in the EID menu.
11. Chicken Biryani
Time to try some Chicken now, and the best recipe would be the Chicken Biryani. This recipe is an absolute favorite for all, be it children or aged people everyone loves to have some of that delectable chicken biriyani.
12. Chicken Kofta Curry
We already spoke about the mutton koftas, now it’s time to check out some Chicken Koftas. This is an authentic Mughlai recipe widely made during Eid and other festivals. Made with curd and a blend of aromatics, this kofta curry is one perfect main for any event. It goes very well with hot steamed rice and any Indian bread.
13. Chicken Korma
Chicken Korma is a total treat for all those who love non-veg. An authentic chicken curry, made by using a mixture of Indian herbs and spices. All these are cooked using tomatoes, onions, and yogurt. This dish goes perfectly with roti or roti. It is very easy to make, hence most of the houses have this on their Eid special menu.
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Roti And Rice
1. Keema Paratha
One indian bread with a total twist. How about some parathas stuffed with keema? This is a very interesting recipe, easy to make and goes well as a side dish recipe.
2. Zarda Pulao
This is a Hyderabadi dessert recipe that is made especially during Muslim festivals and marriages. This is a sweet pulao recipe, it is rich as it is garnished with dry fruits, loads of Khoya and Saffron.
This was all about EID special food from us. Hope you like it, in case if you think I missed out something, please feel free to share it with us as comments below.
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