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5 special recipes for Eid you must try

The holy month of Ramadan is coming to an end, and Eid 2023 is just around the corner. The festival, unlike others, is known for lavish feast prepared by Muslim families for their guests.

The occasion brings to the plate an assortment of savoury dishes, with mouth-watering flavours and heavenly aromas.

To help you know about the scrumptious delicacies Muslims enjoy on the festival of Eid, we present to you five of the most sought-after cuisines that Eid is incomplete without.

Sewai

Sheer Khurma is a rich vermicelli pudding, packed with sugary milk, dates and crunchy nuts. Eid festivities are incomplete without a luscious bowl of Sheer Khurma, considered to be an auspicious dish to start the holy day with. This delicious Mughlai dessert is a treat for all senses, and you can create a bowl or two at home with a few easily available ingredients, and by following the right video tutorial.

Biryani

What is better than a bowl full of biryani with the best Indian spices, made with chicken or mutton. The dish can be prepared using a variety of rice and ingredients for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. While there are a staggering variety of biryani recipes, relevant to different parts of the country like the Hyderabadi, Lucknowi or the Kolkata-style biryani, there are some lesser-known varieties like the Awadhi and Done Biryani that are equally sumptuous, and can be prepared at home using simple YouTube tutorial. In Shillong, some places do offer good biryani these days, and to know about places that have the best Biryanis in town one can just Google it.

Pulao

This sweet rice preparation is a special festive dish relished by Muslims on the occasion of Eid. The name is derived from the Persian word “Zard” which translates to yellow. Full of aromatic spices and laden with mava, ghee and nuts, this dessert pulao can be easily prepared at home, and without the need for spending hours in the kitchen. It goes best with either Chicken, Paneer or mixed vegetable dishes accompanied by Raita or Curd.

Mitha

When it comes to Mitha, Eid brings to you a variety of sweet dishes which are integral to the Indian sub-continent. From Baklava to Faluda, to Sawai, Kheer, Gulab Jamun, Gajar ka Halwa, Sheer Khurma and others, the amazing assortment of sweet dishes will definitely leave a person unfamiliar with Muslim dishes in awe, with a taste to remember and relish. These sweet dishes can be easily prepared at home by following simple tutorials or even by asking your friends to help you prepare such dishes.

Kebab

Slathered in spices, and prepared to perfection, the Eid special appetiser of Seekh Kabab, enjoys nationwide popularity all year round owing to its scrumptious, flavourful taste. Usually paired with a spicy mint or coriander chutney and some veggie salad, this is the perfect prologue snack to get a juicy smack before the main course arrives on the table. Kebabs can be easily prepared at home with readily available masalas and spices in the market without the aid of a fancy tandoor, or even an oven.

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