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Eid Recipes

Eid RecipesWe’ve compiled beloved Eid Recipes for you and your family to prepare and enjoy this year, and there is something for everyone- 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

Country of Origin: Pakistan

A single serving of aloo keema with basmati rice and garnished with cilantro and ginger.

Our authentic, one-pot Aloo Keema is a delicious combination of seasoned ground meat and potatoes sautéed in tomato, onion, garlic, ginger and warm Indian spices.

2. Bhuna Gosht

Country of Origin: Pakistan

A serving of bhuna gosht topped with cilantro and ginger.

Make Mutton Bhuna Gosht; tender goat fries alongside spices, onion, garlic, and ginger for a bold, rich flavor.

3. Authentic Chana Masala Recipe

Country of Origin: Pakistan

Channa Masala in a serving bowl topped with chopped cilantro.

Restaurant-style Chana Masala is loaded with flavor and comes together in 40 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight meal; it serves as a stand-alone meal or a tasty side dish.

4. E-I-D Letter Cream Cookie

A fruit tart spelling out the word EID.
Photo Credit: Modest Munchies

Nothing is more festive than a dessert cookie that spells out Eid. Can you imagine this as the centerpiece for your table?

5. Grilled Tandoori Chicken

Country of Origin: Pakistan

Grilled tandoori chicken with onion, cilantro, and raita.

Grilled Tandoori Chicken cooks on the grill and delivers the traditional smoky flavor; it’s the perfect addition to any cookout, picnic, or Eid gathering.

6. Halawet El Jibn

Country of Origin: Syria

Halawet El Jibn Recipe
Photo Credit: Sour and Sweets

Enjoy Halawet El Jibn, 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!

7. Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

Country of Origin: Pakistan

Chicken biryani in a serving dish.

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani has all the mouth watering appeal of traditional biryani but our recipe cuts the cooking time in half!

8. Koobideh Kabob

Country of Origin: Iran

Fresh kabob koobideh off of the grill is ready to be served.

Flavored with onion, salt, pepper, and that’s about it, Koobideh Kabob cooked over open flame is truly a labor of love.

9. Mango Lassi

Country of Origin: Pakistan

Mango lassi in a mug with mangos in the background.

Mango Lassi is made from mango, yogurt, honey, and freshly ground cardamom, and it’s the perfect companion for a hot day!

10. Moroccan Meatballs

Country of Origin: Morocco

Moroccan meatballs are ready to serve in a serving bowl.

Moroccan Meatballs or kefta tagine combines warmly spiced meatballs simmered in a tomato-based sauce flavored with onion, garlic, ginger, and dates.

11. Falafel

Country of Origin: Lebanon

Falafels on a plate with homemade tahini.
Photo Credit: Sims Home Kitchen

Serve this Lebanese Falafel recipe made with chickpeas, parsley, and cilantro. It’s nutritious and perfect for vegetarians and vegans. Serve these mouth-watering falafels with salads or inside wraps and sandwiches.

12. Zaalouk

Country of Origin: Morocco

Zaalouk topped with parsley and olive oil and served with fresh bread or pita.

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. 

13. Muhalabieh

Country of Origin: Iran

Muhalabieh is a milk pudding that's infused with rosewater and topped with crushed pistachios.
Photo Credit: Little Sunny Kitchen

Enjoy this creamy Middle Eastern milk pudding, Muhalabieh, infused with rosewater and topped with crushed pistachios.

14. Mutton Biryani

Country of Origin: Pakistan

A heaping bowl of mutton biryani topped with cilantro and fried onions.
Photo Credit: Cubes N’ Juliennes

Mutton Biryani is a beautifully spiced dish with fragrant layers of rice centered with juicy, tender mutton and spices.

15. Chicken Karahi

Country of Origin: Pakistan

Chicken Karahi in a karahi topped with cilantro and served with green chilies.

Bring home the restaurant-style flavor with our authentic tomato-based Chicken Karahi; it’s ready and on the table in 45 minutes.

16. Saç Kavurma

Country of Origin: Turkey

Saç Kavurma served with fresh bread.
Photo Credit: Give Recipe

Sac Kavurma is 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.

17. Seekh Kabob Fry

Seekh kabob fry served with flatbread and yogurt.
Photo Credit: Craving Zone

Seekh Kabob Fry is full of flavor and melts in your mouth; they are the perfect appetizer, lunch, Eid breakfast, or BBQ dinner.

18. Sheer Khurma Recipe

Country of Origin: Pakistan

A platter of small bowls with sheer khurma garnished with almond and pisatchio..

Make our Sheer Khurma Recipe, a creamy milk porridge with dates, sugar, vermicelli noodles, almonds, and pistachios.

19. Kaleji Recipe

Country of Origin: Pakistan

Tender chunks of beef liver topped with chilis and fresh ginger.

To make our Kaleji Recipe beef simmers in an onion, ginger, and garlic-infused masala. Serve the meal as is or alongside fresh bread.


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 2023?

Eid follows the lunar calendar, so the date changes each year. Eid al-Fitr is expected to fall on either Thursday, April 20, 2023, or Friday, April 21, 2023. Eid-Al-Adha will fall on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, here in the United States.

How do people celebrate Eid?

• Devout followers offer prayer.
• Friends and family gather in homes.
• 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 with others- a full table is a happy table as far as Eid is concerned!