Eid al-Adha is a four-day Islamic festival starting on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja. In the period, many Muslims from around the world travel to Mecca to perform the Hajj . Which is one of the pillars of Islam.
We all dress in their best clothing to perform Eid prayer at mosque or home.
After namaaz we sacrifice a domestic animal like like goat, sheep or camel, this is symbolic sacrifice of an animal that Ibrahim sacrificed in the place of his son Ismail.
The meat from the sacrificed animal is usually divided into three parts. One part for family, another part is distributed amongst relatives and friends and the final part is given to the poor and needy.
The major part of celebration is around the food. We invite friends and family and prepare a feast using meat of sacrifice animal. With endless recipes, I am sharing few of my favorite recipes that I enjoy feasting on Eid ul Adha.
This is must have for any festivity, Raan Mussallum gives a royal touch to your dining table. It will definitely wow your guest.
Galouti Kebabs is melt in your mouth succulent kebabs. It is my take on immensely popular and world famous, melt in mouth….Tunday Kebab also known as Galouti kebab.
Though I could not gather all the spices that is required for this super soft kebab and I done a fair job.
It is must have during festival of Eid ul Adha, It long long to cook, so use of pressure cooker is a must. Long before the pressure cooker becomes common this dish was cooked over the coal, which use to take almost 12 to 18 hours to cook but i tell you it is totally worth it.
4. Shammi Kebab
Shami kebabs is probably most common and is regularly made in our kitchen. But it is so tasty that we can not ignore it.
Mutton chops is my favorite cut of meat. The flavor of meat with bones on has so succulent compared to boneless mutton. Grill it with spicy marinate and good squeeze of lime.
6. Tawa Kheema
Tawa Kheema is always served for breakfast on day of Eid at my home. I serve it our desi pav.
7. Rogan Josh
The most famous Rogan Josh. It is a very popular Kashmiri mutton gravy. It’s gravy is tomato base and it is well know for it rich red gravy.
After eating rich gravy and salan, It is welcome change to make this simple lahori mutton Karahi. It is a semi dry preparation.
Firecracker meatballs is a fusion appetizer. It can be made with Mutton or Chicken mince. It is served with fiery coating of spicy mayo.
Lets end on a sweeter note. Usually dessert is not given much importance on the day of Eid ul Adha. But since my husband and daughter both have a sweet tooth I make at least one dessert. Zarda is quick and yummy sweet rice preparation. I am sure even you would love it.
There are many more dishes that are prepared during this festival of feasting. This my top 10 recipes that i make during the Eid.
Let me wish you all Eid Mubarak in advance. Have a great day with you family and friends but please don’t forget the less fortunate ones.