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19 Eid Recipes and Our Favorite Mutton Karahi

We’ve compiled a list of beloved Eid recipes for you and your family to prepare and enjoy, including our favorite mutton karahi. Eid Mubarak! 

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Eid-Al-Fitr and Eid-Al-Adha are two of the most important religious holidays for Muslims. While each day has its own meaning and celebration, the two days bring families together to worship God and enjoy one another. Food is always a central part of both celebrations.


Dress in their best, devoted followers often enjoy a fresh bowl of sheer khurma together before heading to prayer. Other sweets consumed are gulab jamun, phirni, barfi, faluda, and chum chum.


Also called Bakra Eid, families often sacrifice meat to mark the occasion so you will find meat-heavy Eid recipes prepared on that day.


1. Aloo Keema
Our authentic aloo keema is a delicious combination of seasoned ground meat and potatoes sautéed in tomato, onion, garlic, ginger and warm spices.
Aloo Keema
A serving dish of aloo keema garnished with cilantro and ginger.
2. Bhuna Gosht
Learn how to make bhuna gosht or mutton bhuna; the meat cooks with spices and fries with onion, garlic, and ginger, adding a richness of flavor.
Bhuna Gosht
A serving of bhuna gosht topped with cilantro and ginger.
3. Chana Masala
Restaurant-style chana masala comes together in 40 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight meal; it serves as a stand-alone meal or a tasty side dish.
Chana Masala
Garnish chana masala with cilantro to serve.
A fruit tart spelling out the word EID.
Photo By: Modest Munchies
4. E-I-D Letter Cream Cookie
How fun are these fruit tart cookies shared by Modest Munchies? The cookies spell out the word E-I-D.
E-I-D Letter Cream Cookie
5. Grilled Tandoori Chicken
Grilled tandoori chicken cooks on the grill and delivers all the traditional smoky flavor; this meal is the perfect addition to any cookout, picnic, or Eid gathering.
Grilled Tandoori Chicken
Serve grilled tandoori chicken with onion, cilantro, and raita.
6. Halawet El Jibn- Middle Eastern Sweet Cheese Rolls
Enjoy this recipe for halawet el jibn shared by Sour and Sweets. It is a Middle Eastern dessert made of delectable sweet cheesy rolls that melt-in-the-mouth! It is perfect to serve on any occasion, especially holidays like Eid!
Halawet El Jibn
7. Instant Pot Chicken Biryani
Instant Pot chicken biryani has all the mouth watering appeal of traditional biryani but our recipe cuts the cooking time in half!
Instant Pot Chicken Biryani
Chicken Biryani topped with cilantro and ready to be served.
8. Kabob Koobideh
Flavored with onion, salt, pepper, and that's about it, kabob koobideh cooked over open flame is truly a labor of love.
Kabob Koobideh
Fresh kabob koobideh off of the grill is ready to be served.
9. Kheer – Rice Pudding
Enjoy this tasty rice pudding from The Belly Rules the Mind; it blends rice, milk, spices, and sugar to make a warming custard you'll love.
10. Mango Lassi
Mango lassi is a creamy drink with mango, yogurt, honey, and a bit of freshly ground cardamom; it's the perfect companion for a hot day!
Mango Lassi
Mango lassi garnished with cinnamon and mint.
11. Kefta Tagine
Moroccan meatballs cook like a tagine with warm spices and savory tomato-based gravy.
Kefta Tagine
Moroccan meatballs are ready to serve with couscous or bulgar.
12. Lebanese Falafel
Sims Home Kitchen serves up this Lebanese falafel recipe made with chickpeas, parsley, and cilantro making it a great nutritious, substitute for vegetarians and vegans. Serve these mouth-watering falafels with salads, in wraps and sandwiches.
Lebanese Falafel
Falafels on a plate with homemade tahini.
13. Moroccan Zaalouk
Zaalouk is a flavor-packed salad or dip that comes together in one hour!
Moroccan Zaalouk
Serve Moroccan zaalouk with fresh bread or pita.
14. Muhalabieh- Middle Eastern Milk Pudding Dessert
Little Sunny Kitchen brings you muhalabieh, a creamy Middle Eastern milk pudding infused with rosewater and topped with crushed pistachios.
Muhalabieh is a milk pudding that's infused with rosewater and topped with crushed pistachios.
15. Mutton Biryani
Make this mutton biryani recipe from Cubes N Juliennes. Mutton biryani is a beautifully spiced dish with fragrant layers of rice centered with juicy, tender mutton and spices.
Mutton Biryani
A heaping bowl of mutton biryani topped with cilantro and fried onions.
16. Pakistani Chicken Karahi
Chicken karahi is known for its rich, concentrated tomato-based curry with ginger, garlic, onion, green chilies, and traditional Indian spices. Ours is ready and on your table in under an hour!
Pakistani Chicken Karahi
Pakistani Chicken Karahi served in a karahi and topped with fresh ginger and cilantro.
17. Saç Kavurma – Turkish Sautéed Lamb
Sac Kavurma is a dish shared by the blog Give Recipe. It's a simple Turkish dish made with lamb meat, onion, tomatoes, peppers, and spices. You only need about 30 minutes to prepare this easy yet festive meal.
Saç Kavurma
Kavurma served with fresh bread.
18. Seekh Kabob Fry
Craving Zone shares this succulent seekh kabob fry recipe that is full of flavor; it melts in your mouth and they are the perfect starter for any lunch, Eid breakfast or BBQ dinner.
Seekh Kabob Fry
Seekh kabob fry served with flatbread and yogurt.
19. Sheer Khurma
Make sheer khurma- a creamy milk porridge made using dates, sugar, vermicelli noodles, almonds, and pistachios.
Sheer Khurma
A small bowl with sheer khurma garnished with almond and pisatchio..


Why is Eid celebrated twice a year?

• Eid-Al-Fitr or Small Eid culminates the end of Ramadan, a month-long time of fasting and prayer. Eid-Al-Fitr is also called “Sweet Eid”, and it marks a time to celebrate respite and the end of fasting.

• Eid-Al-Adha or “Big Eid” commemorates the sacrifice Prophet Abraham was willing to make before God intervened. For that reason, Eid-Al-Adha is often called the meat Eid.

When is Eid 2022?

Eid follows the lunar calendar, so the date changes each year. Eid-Al-Fitr was celebrated earlier in the year, and Eid-Al-Adha begins on Friday, July 8, 2022, here in the United States.

How do people celebrate Eid?

• Devout followers offer prayer.
• Friends and family gather in homes to enjoy the company of one another.
• Gifts and money are exchanged, especially among the elders and children.
• Food is central to every celebration. People gather in homes or at the mosque to break bread and indulge in a meal with others- a full table is a happy table!


Karahi gosht in a karahi and topped with fresh cilantro and ginger.

19 Eid Recipes and Our Favorite Mutton Karahi

We've compiled a list of beloved Eid recipes for you and your family to prepare and enjoy, including our favorite mutton karahi. Eid Mubarak!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 4 People
Calories 363 kcal


For the Gosht:

  • 1 ½ pounds mutton, bone-in, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup water

For the Karahi:

For the Garnish:

  • ¼ cup fresh ginger julienne, for garnish
  • ¾ cup cilantro, chopped, for garnish


For the Mutton:

  • Add goat, water, and salt to an Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker. I recommend cooking the meat at high pressure for 30 minutes if you're at low elevation and 1 hour for those at high elevation.

For the Karahi:

  • Warm the ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Then, add cumin seeds and green chilies. Cook until they begin sputtering.
  • Add ginger and garlic, and cook for another couple of minutes until the raw smell fades.
  • Add salt, pepper, Kashmiri chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and kalonji seeds to a small bowl. Stir the spices and pureed tomatoes into the pan.
  • Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes; stir it frequently to ensure nothing sticks to the bottom. Then, remove from heat until the goat finishes cooking.
  • Remove the goat from the Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Check for tenderness by attempting to separate the meat from the bone using a fork. The goat should easily pull.
  • Add the meat to the reserved tomato masala. If the goat is not pull-apart tender, simmer until it reaches the desired tenderness. If the goat is tender, simmer for 10-15 minutes until the goat takes on the flavor of the masala.
  • Garnish with fresh ginger and cilantro, and serve with naan or basmati rice.


  • Cooking Method: Karahi’s come together using high heat throughout the cooking process. That doesn’t necessarily work with goat since it takes longer to become tender. For that reason, I pressure cook the goat follower by a slow braise with lower heat, allowing for the ingredients to incorporate. 
  • Nutrition Disclosure: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.


Serving: 1 ServingCalories: 363kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 17gFat: 30gSodium: 1244mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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