Eid 2018: Celebrate Eid al-Adha with Our Lavish Gourmet Menu

NDTV Food  |  Updated: June 16, 2018 11:17 IST

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Eid 2018: Celebrate Eid al-Adha with Our Lavish Gourmet Menu
Highlights
  • Eid is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in Islam
  • Make Eid extra special on 13th September with our lavish menu
  • We've listed 7 delicious recipes from Nihari Gosht to Meethi Seviyan
Eid Mubarak! Make Eid 2018 extra special with our lavish menu, including 7 delicious recipes.Let sumptuous delicacies adorn your table and cheer spread in all directions.

Eid is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in Islam. The Eid 2018 feast, is legendary. We’re talking melt-in-your-mouth seekh kebabs served with chutney,baida rotis, nihari, the works. And did you know that Eid quite literally translates to the ‘Festival of Sweets’? Think: bubbling hot plates of seviyan, clay pots brimming with phirni and saffron-spiked kheer. Spruced up with toasted nuts, these sweet treats are nothing short of decadent. As they say, no meal is complete without something sweet and when it comes to Bakrid, traditional desserts are a strict mandate on the menu.

(Looking for organic sugars and natural sweeteners to make your festive treats? Shop now!)Here are 7 delectable dishes you can prepare for your Eid 2016 table to set the festive mood.

For Starters:

1. Lahori Raseelay

Recipe from Foodistan

Made with minced chicken and flavoured with desi masalas, these juicy kebabs are served with plum-tamarind sauce to balance the flavours.

(Buy aromatic spices to spruce up your regular cooking!)
 
eid-recipes-1This amazing recipe is delicious

2. Dates Shake

Recipe by Henry Dimbleby

A drink that will leave you delighted. Take a handful of dates and blend it with milk and bananas. Add a pinch of ground cinnamon or cardamom for extra flavour.
 
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Eid 2018: Dates shake, a drink that will leave you delighted

For Main Course:

3. Nihaari Gosht with Varqi Paratha

Recipe by Foodistan

Nihaari is a staple and a must at every Muslim feast. Team this feisty mutton dish with varqi parathas and go straight to foodie heaven. Tip: Garnish with a squeeze of lime, thin julienne slivers of raw ginger and green chillies this Eid.
 
eid-recipes-3Team this feisty mutton dish with varqi parathas and go straight to foodie heaven

4. Shahi Biryani

Recipe by Niru Gupta

With layers of saffron-milk induced rice and juicy mutton pieces, this wholesome biryanicooked dum-style is an absolute crowd-pleaser.

(For best quality rice to add to your daily cooking, shop on SmartCooky!)
 
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Eid 2018: Enjoy this delicious recipe with raita

5. Chicken Korma with Sheermal

Recipe by Gunjan Goela

“Winner winner, chicken dinner”! This hearty curry brimming with distinctive flavours like that of jaifal, javitri, gol mirch, kaju and kevar is sure to draw recipe requests. Serve with Sheermal, a traditional sweetened bread.
 
eid-recipes-5Chicken korma with Sheermal

For Dessert:

6. Sheer Khurma

Recipe by Niru Gupta

Sheer Khurma is an authentic version of vermicelli pudding especially prepared for the festival of Eid. 'Sheer' is Persian for milk and 'khurma' translates to dates. It’s flavoured with cardamom, raisins, grated coconut and comes close to heaven.
 
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Eid 2018: Sheer Khurma is an authentic version of vermicelli pudding

7. Meethi Seviyan

Recipe by Chef Marut Sikka

CommentsEid without Meethi Seviyan? No, can't do. Seriously, there’s no better way to celebrate than a bowl full of seviyan, soaked in milk and topped off with almonds and pistachios. Chef Marut Sikka uses khoya to enhance the flavours, and takes this dessert to a whole new level this Eid.
 
eid-recipes-7Eid without Meethi Seviyan? No, can't do


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