Eid is a joyous time and one of the most celebrated Muslim holidays around the globe. Eid-ul-Adha also known as "Bakra Eid" is celebrated after 29 or 30 fasts in the month of Zhul-Hijja and this feisty celebration marks the end of Zhul-Q'ada . Eid is also a time when the air of the Muslim houses is filled with the aroma of delicious Special Eid ul Adha recipes which are particularly prepared for the auspicious occasion. In this article, Sooperchef have compiled a list of Special Bakra Eid recipes that are relished by Muslims of Pakistan on the occasion of Eid ul Adha 2017.
1 - Biryani
Biryani is the most beloved dish during the festivities of Eid. There are many variants of the biryani eaten all over the country like beef biryani, and kofta biryani etc, all of them represent the taste and culture of the specific area they belong to.
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2 - Achar Gosht
Achar Gosht is a tangy, spicy Pakistani dish which is loved by all. Its name literally translates to "Meat and Pickle". This Eid recipe is prepared by cooking lamb/mutton in special achar (pickle) masala which gives it a strong aroma and a tangy pickle like taste.
3 - Fried Chicken
Fried Chicken is one of the most admired and sought after snacks during the Eid. One of the main reasons that make this Eid recipe so popular is that it can be prepared very easily without much fuss. Furthermore, it's crispy crunchy covering with a soft mushy inside is loved by children and adults alike which make this snack, even more, favorite among Muslim households. Chicken legs recipe is common in fried chicken meals.
4 - Halwa Poori
Halwa Poori is a common street snack which is not only eaten during the Eid festival but also throughout the month of Ramadan. After returning from the Eid prayers, people take Halwa poori to their homes and enjoy this savory meal as a breakfast with their families. Halwa Poori Chaney is a great combination of sweet and salty that cannot be missed at any cost. Another such dish is Murgh Chanay which is also a popular Pakistani breakfast during festivities.
5 - Sooji Ka Halwa
Eid's celebrations involve a lot of sweetmeats and desserts and one of the most loved desserts is Sooji ka Halwa. This special Eid recipe is prepared by wheat semolina, butter, desi ghee, and sugar. Sometimes honey or jaggery is also used for sweetening. This halwa has many variants like in some places it's prepared in small crumbly pieces and sometimes it is prepared as soft and fluffy while garnished with dry fruits. Other halwas like gajar ka halwa and coconut halwa is also eaten.
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6 - Pulao
Like biryani, pulao is another rice-based Eid ul adha special recipe that is loved by Muslims all over the country. Pulao is a special rice dish which is prepared by cooking basmati rice in a special broth sauce with lamb meat which provides it with a beautiful brown texture and aroma. There are many other varieties of pulao like the Beef Biryani Masala, qeema pulao, Punjabi Pulao, Kabuli Pulao and Mandi even has a vegan variant known as the chana pulao.
7 - Kheer
During Eid, traditional desserts play an important role as they are a huge part of the festivity. One of such desserts is the kheer or feerni. This white creamy Eid dessert is a rich, rice based dish prepared by boiling rice, broken wheat, and milk. Sugar is used for sweetening purposes. It is garnished with pistachios, almonds, and walnuts. Usually, it is served chilled as a dessert after a meal.
8 - Sheer Khurma
Speaking of desserts, Sheer Khurma is a traditional festive breakfast and dessert specially designated for Eid-ul-Adha. Sheer Khurma is a term from the Persian language which means "milk with dates" as this dish is prepared by cooking dried dates in milk and vermicelli. This special Eid dessert is served after the Eid prayers and to guests throughout the festivity.
9 - BBQ
In the evenings, youngsters gather and the festivities are taken to another level. During these kinds of parties, sizzling hot BBQ is served. Kababs, Tikkas, and steaks are eaten with great delight. There are many special Eid ul adha recipes for bbq such as Mutton bbq Karahi, Seekh Kabab Paratha Roll, Tikka pulao, and bbq handi, Badami Seekh Kabab.
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10 - Fried Snacks
Pakistani's can't have enough of fried snacks as there's a huge variety of them served as appetizers and starters on Eid. There are many fried snacks relished by Muslims on Eid like samosas, nuggets, Shami kabab, chicken macaroni rolls, chicken wraps and cutlets etc.