Eid is the celebration of a month of fasting coming to an end. Filled with money and gifts, the highlight of the festival is the amazing food delicacies that will tantalise your taste buds.
Food becomes super special when traditional flavours are used.
Eid is nothing without the delicious foods and family gatherings that make this day so special. An important end for Muslims who have been fasting for an entire month, Eid marks the determination and fortitude of all those who have successfully striven through an intense month and come out on the other side.
Falling on the first day of the new lunar month, Eid al-Fitr is synonymous to new beginnings and lasts up to three days. Muslims usually wait for the sighting of the new moon for Eid to be officially declared the next day.
The night before, known as Chaand Raat is a popular pre-festival for Muslims who will go out and buy new outfits after the final fast. Girls will buy bangles and get mehndi designs on their hands, while families will delight in some amazing street food treats and deserts.
On the first day of Eid al-Fitr, Muslims dress their best and gather to perform the Congregational prayer. After the Eid prayer, Muslims normally meet and greet Eid wishes to family and friends, giving gifts and Eid money especially to children.
Then finally, it’s one of the most delightful awaited part of the day on Eid al-Fitr, relishing in the delicious Eid cuisines. Food preparation often starts before the day of Eid al-Fitr. The exciting Eid food mostly include sweet dishes, which go perfect with the festivity day.
One desert that always wins its place as a family favourite is Seviyan. A traditional desert served often as breakfast. Utterly comfortable and creamy indulgence. Seviyan can be prepared in a variety of different methods, but here is one of the mouth-watering recipe.
Another sensational Eid delight is Gajar ka Halwa (Carrot Pudding) often prepared the night before. A super sizzling sweet treat and mostly enjoyed as part of the family meal on Eid al-Fitr.
Gajar ka Halwa
Queen of Desi sweet divines also include Rabri kheer (which is similar to rice pudding) and is a must have as part of the Desi celebrations. This super satisfying dish can be prepared in very little time.
The hot cuisines are just as special and exciting as the sweet dishes on Eid. Food becomes super special when traditional flavours are used. Kashmiri Biryani originated in beautiful Kashmir is a perfect teaser for guests. A supreme sensation cuisine cooked on Eid with lots of love and passion.
Other hot dishes include heart-warming Koftas (meatballs), mouth-watering Kebabs and family favourite Samosas, so extend your dining table this Eid!
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated traditionally for up to three days. In Muslim countries holidays are given in advance for up to two weeks. Eid al-Fitr not only unites the Muslim community on the day, but blesses them with lots of delights and happiness.
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