India is all set to celebrate Bakrid (or Bakra Eid) on August 1, 2020, with much fun and fervour. Also called Eid-al-Adha, which literally translates to 'Feast of the Sacrifice'. It is one of the two main Eid celebrations world-wide (the first one being Eid-al-Fitr or Meethi Eid). Bakrid is marked to honour Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his own son to prove his devotion to God. God replaced the child with a lamb. As per custom, Muslim families sacrifice a goat (bakra) on this day and share the meat in three parts - one for the family, one for friend and the third for poor and needy people.
It will not be an exaggeration to say that this festival is all about sharing food and happiness. Hence, a grand dawat plays a key role during the celebration. A quintessential Eid feast includes a string of mutton dishes, biryani, phirni, seviyan and more.
Here's Our 3-Course Eid Menu To Make Bakrid 2020 Special For You:
Peshawari Chapli Kebab
There's no denying the fact that a plate of delectable kebabs can set the tone for a lavish meal. Hence, we bring you this juicy kebab recipe, made with minced mutton and a host of spices, which can be a perfect snack to start the feast with. Click here for the recipe.
Mutton Shami Kebab
An Eid party seems incomplete without some shami kebab that melts in your mouth in no time. This recipe of mutton shami kebab is simple and can make a great starter dish for the day. Click here for the recipe.
For Main Course:
Mutton korma needs no introduction! Tender meat chunks, simmered in chillies, herbs and spices, makes this dish worth every bite. Here's the recipe of Marchwagan korma to add some zing to your dinner menu. This dish is best enjoyed with roti or naan. Click here for the recipe.
Awadhi Mutton Biryani
How can we prepare an Eid menu without biryani on the list! It is probably an indispensable part of an Eid dawat. Keeping this in mind, we bring you the famous Awadhi Mutton Biryani recipe that is a perfect union of slow-cooked mutton and aromatic rice and can be put together in around an hour. Click here for the recipe.
Kesar Pista Phirni
No feast seems complete without indulging in some traditional desserts - kesar pista phirni being one of them. This recipe includes milk, rice, rose water, saffron, pistachio, rose petals and all things rich and luscious, making it a perfect dish to end your dawat with. Click here for the recipe.
Another popular example of traditional dessert is kheer. There's no better way to celebrate a festival than indulging in some delicious kheer. Here is the recipe of seviyan kheer, with oodles of nuts and sugar, which can be an ideal inclusion in your Eid feast menu. Click here for the recipe.
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