The three-day celebrations of Eid, also known as the “Festival of Sweets” or “Sweet Eid,” are marked by the first glimpse of the new crescent moon. The festival is commemorated by special morning prayer and the payment of Zakat al-Fitrah (an obligatory form of charity). The focus of Eid celebrations is usually on the family. On this day, everyone gathers and, as is customary, exchanges gifts or money. The food is always the aspect of Eid that we look forward to. The delicious chicken, with its spicy and tangy flavour, never fails to impress. Delicious biryani, kebabs, lamb chops, pilau, and other dishes are also available. It’s a joyous occasion to share home-cooked meals with all of your loved ones. A full stomach and loads of laughs – in my opinion, is the ideal form of quality time!
Every Muslim culture observes Eid ul-Fitr in a unique way. In Turkey, for example, children are given candy and sugar-coated almonds as part of the celebration. Fekkas, Kaab el Ghazal, and Ghoriba Bahla are traditional Moroccan sweets served throughout the holidays. Meanwhile, traditional Indonesian delicacies such as Ketupat—a sign of blessings and forgiveness—are made as part of the festivities.
Today we’ll check out some of Pakistan’s most delectable Eid ul-Fitr recipes, which range from luscious desserts to robust curries bursting with flavours. Simply relax and scroll through the mouth-watering collection that will get you covered with everything from magnificent main courses to delectable sides and decadent desserts.
Sheer Khurma is a traditional Eid dessert and an international vermicelli dish that literally means “milk with dates” in Urdu. It is traditionally a Persian dessert that is widely prepared in Muslim homes across the Indian subcontinent, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. This delicious dish is offered as breakfast on Eid Day after the prayer and to all visiting guests throughout the day. It is a favourite dessert in Asian countries and especially in Pakistan, and aside from special events, this meal is best enjoyed during the winter months because it serves to warm our bodies. Eid isn’t complete without Sheer Khurma. This delicacy is made according to the family’s own secret recipe.
Yakhni Wala Pulao
Yakhni wala Pulao is a popular rice dish from Pakistan’s Punjab province. Yakhni is cooked separately and then combined with rice, spices, and other components. Yakhni’s scent and flavour are effectively blended into the Pulao, giving you a rich, ideal combination. Yakhni Wala Pulao is a delicacy meal that is widely prepared in Pakistani homes. Yakhni Wala Pualo is popularly served with Raita or Shami Kababs. This Yakhni Pulao is made using basmati rice and may be made with a variety of meats such as chicken or beef. Try this easy Yakhni Pulao dish to get respect from your loved ones. As the rice and chicken produces Yakhni, it does so by keeping wonderful and tasty Yakhni. The pulao is then topped with charred onion, which enhances the flavour of the meal. Yakhni Pulao is served at a variety of occasions. It is cooked on regular days as well, but at Eid gatherings, a plate of Yakhni Pulao amuses the heart like nothing else.
Chicken Malai Boti
Delicious and tender chicken morsels with a melt-in-your-mouth quality thanks to the aromatic spicy creamy marinade. At dinner parties, Eid, or family get-togethers, Pakistanis enjoy Chicken Malai Boti with green chutney. Naan, Chapatti, or Puri Paratha can be served with Chicken Malai Boti. This dish can be found on the menus of numerous Pakistani eateries called Dhabbas. This recipe for Chicken Malai Boti is a rich and creamy meal from the Barbeque cuisine. Boneless chicken, lemon juice, raw papaya, cream, yoghurt, ginger/garlic paste, green chilies, coriander, and mint leaves are among the ingredients needed to make Chicken Malai Boti.
This dish has a unique flavour and scent that you will love. It’s made using chicken, tomatoes, ginger, red chilies, and black pepper in a unique way. This recipe will satisfy your palate. This recipe can be made at home by mothers and wives. The Chicken Karahi recipe is an excellent main entrée for Eid lunch or dinner. It’s usually served with Nan, Kulcha, or Roti.
A Chicken Karahi is a thick masala curry made with tomatoes and ginger that is thought to have originated in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region. It is made in a very specific way according to the original, authentic procedure. Karahis are typically made with a ginger, garlic, and tomato base, as well as fresh green chillies, julienne-cut raw ginger, and coriander. It’s a rich, jammy gravy with a strong flavour — delicious!
Dum Ka Keema
Spicy, smokey, heady, with the freshness of mint and the robustness of ginger, Dum ka Keema begs for parathas. It’s the one dish that all Pakistanis eat at Eid because there’s something about this explosive combination that we can’t get enough of. Who’s counting helpings if there are parathas on the table?
Dum ka Keema is smoked ground beef with spices and masala from scratch. It’s smoked over a hot coal and served with fried onion, cilantro, and lemon juice on the side. This recipe is very delicious.
We Pakistanis love grilled chicken tikka so much that sacrificing on authenticity would be a shame. Most home cooks use chicken tikka spice mix to make tandoori chicken, and the process is really simple. People enjoy a delicious cut of steak with a gentle coal fragrance. Small chunks of boneless chicken are skewered and roasted on an angeethi or over charcoal after marinating in spices and dahi (yogurt)—basically a boneless version of tandoori chicken. To enhance the flavour, the pieces are coated with ghee (clarified butter) at intervals while being continuously fanned. It’s usually served with onion rings and lemon with green coriander and tamarind chutney. We Pakistanis love to have chicken tikka at Eid because it is one of the tastier meats. The marination of the chicken in yoghurt and spices leaves us with the tongue-tingling flavour.
These are just a few of the recipes that are commonly seen on the Eid day at every house in Pakistan. Most pakistani’s adds several other dishes to fill their Eid platter. On the otherhand, the Eid celebrations last until late at night. For the children, Eid al-Fitr is a very joyous day since it is always an occasion for a large feast, and families gather together in the same manner that Thanksgiving does