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19 Eid Recipes

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

Cover Photo with Eid Recipes.

WHAT IS EID?

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.

WHAT CAN I COOK ON EID-AL-FITR?

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.

WHAT CAN I COOK ON EID-AL-ADHA?

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

EID RECIPES

1. Aloo Keema
Our authentic, one-pot 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
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 in a serving dish.
8. Kabob Koobideh
Flavored with onion, salt, pepper, and that's about it, Koobideh Kabob 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.
Kheer
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. Zaalouk
A few simple ingredients are all you need to make zaalouk, a simple Moroccan-style cooked salad made from roasted eggplant, fresh tomato, and warm spices. 
Zaalouk
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
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
Bring home the restaurant-style flavor with our easy recipe for authentic tomato-based chicken karahi; it's ready and on the table in 45 minutes.
Pakistani Chicken Karahi
Chicken Karahi on a plate topped with cilantro and served with green chilies.
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 our sheer khurma recipe- a creamy milk porridge with dates, sugar, vermicelli noodles, almonds, and pistachios.
Sheer Khurma
A small bowl with sheer khurma garnished with almond and pisatchio..

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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!

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