Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important festivals of Muslims and is celebrated across the globe with joy and fervour. On this day, Muslims wish each other by hugging each other and saying ‘Eid Mubarak’. The children are given ‘Eidi’ that comprises of money or gifts.
Muslims celebrate the festivity by preparing feisty dishes which includes beef biryani, chicken biryani, mutton biryani, haleem, korma, pulao, Seviyan and many more. Take a look at these 10 dishes that really mark the holiday.
This is one among the traditional Eid al-Fitr foods in Russia. Each dumpling in this dish is carefully stuffed with spiced beef or lamb. Keeping the basics same, the recipe varies from one region of Russia to another.
2. Beef Rendang
This spicy dish is a specialty from Malaysia. Much more than a food item, it’s often seen as an amalgamation of the social structure of the country. It’s said that each ingredient of the dish represents a particular section of the society. Hence it’s a part of this auspicious occasion.
A popular traditional dish of Yemen, this is a type of jelly dessert. Made from wheat and honey it’s mainly served to those who visit others to wish Eid. It’s also enjoyed in Sudan, Libya, and Saudi Arabia.
4. Lapis Legit
Among Eid al-Fitr foods in Indonesia, this tops the chart. It’s heavily influenced by the Dutch culture due to colonization. This is thousand layered spice cake that adds on to the happiness of this special occasion.
5. Sheer Khurma
Well, this traditional dish certainly doesn’t require any introduction. Almost all of us have indulged in it during auspicious occasion of Eid. Besides India, it’s also popular in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
6. Doro Wat
This is a dish from Ethiopia with chicken as the base ingredient. Usually served in a communal dish, it allows many people to dig in this delicacy together.
A specialty in North African countries, this is a slow-cooked stew dish. Assortments of meats are used along with vegetables and apricot.
In Afghanistan celebration of Eid includes a different kind of dish called Bolani. This is a flatbread stuffed with potatoes, lentils, pumpkin, or spinach.
This Eid specialty from Turkey is a gel-like delicious dessert that is enjoyed by adults and kids alike. With the filling of dates, pistachios, and walnuts it looks beautiful too.
This dish from Bosnia is prepared by poaching apple then drenching it in sugar syrup before stuffing with walnut. While serving, it’s topped with whipped cream.
Haleem, a specialty among Eid al-Fitr foods
The list won’t be complete without mentioning the mouth-watering dish Haleem. Muslims across the globe includes this item in their menu to celebrate Eid. It’s prepared using lentils, wheat, minced meat, onions, ginger, chili, lemon juice, and lots of ghee. Served with naan, you cannot miss it if you really want to capture the unified essence of Eid celebrated by entire Islam community.
Which one tempted you the most?