Skip to Content

Eid Recipes

Eid RecipesWe’ve compiled a list of beloved Eid recipes for you and your family to prepare and enjoy- 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.

TRADITIONAL EID RECIPES FROM ACROSS THE WORLD

1. Aloo Keema

Country of Origin: Pakistan

A single serving of aloo keema with basmati rice and garnished with cilantro and ginger.
Image and Recipe by Jamil Ghar

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.
Image and Recipe by Jamil Ghar

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.
Image and Recipe by Jamil Ghar

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.
Image and Recipe by 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.
Image and Recipe by Jamil Ghar

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
Image and Recipe by 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.
Image and Recipe by Jamil Ghar

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.
Image and Recipe by Jamil Ghar

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.
Image and Recipe by Jamil Ghar

This creamy drink 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.
Image and Recipe by Jamil Ghar

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.
Recipe and Image by Jamil Ghar

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.
Recipe and Image by Jamil Ghar

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.
Image and Recipe by Little Sunny Kitchen

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

14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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
Saç Kavurma served with fresh bread.
17. 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.
18. 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.
• 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!

YOU SHOULD ALSO TRY: