Eid al Adha 2020 is being celebrated across the world. The Muslim community across the world is preparing for the festival of sacrifice. The celebration of Eid al-Adha is known for paying respect to Ibrahim, who was willing to sacrifice his son at the command of God. When God saw his obedience, he offered a lamb to Ibrahim to sacrifice instead of a son.
The shadow of COVID-19 surrounds Eid al-Adha 2020. No community can celebrate their sacred festivals without unique dishes prepared. If you are wondering what special meals can be ready for the feast, here’s a list of eight traditional dishes from various parts of the world.
Eid al Adha 2020: Traditional Muslim Cuisine
Eid al Adha 2020 is surely affected due to COVID outbreak, but we can still celebrate it with special dishes prepared for our family at home. Here’s a list of all the best dishes that can be cooked this Eid al Adha 2020.
Eid al Adha 2020 Special: Oruk – Turkey
Oruk from Turkey is a must-have dish. If you are looking for a simple yet exquisite Turkish recipe for Eid al Adha, Oruk it is. Oruk is not exclusive to Eid, and it is prepared for almost all occasions in the Turkish community. It’s baked meatballs cooked using bulgur dough, semolina and ground beef.
They also add veggies like onions, spicy herbs and crushed walnuts to enhance the taste.
Tajine – Morocco
Tajine or Tagine is a unique dish from Morocco. The name of Tajine is derived from the pot that’s used for cooking it. It’s a popular festive dish in Morocco. It’s prepared across North Africa during Eid al Adha. Tagine is a stew made with a combination of meat and vegetables that are slowly cooked until they turn juicy.
Biryani – India
Who doesn’t know Biryani? It’s a prevalent dish from India. The Biryani offers you a perfect combo of spices, rice, herbs, vegetables and meat. If you have many folks coming over your place for the celebration, nothing can beat the feast of Biryani. It’s best for those who have to feed a large group of guests. The fragrance of the dish will be enough to impress your friends.
Nalli Nihari – India
Since we are talking about Indian food for Eid al-Adha, why not consider another spicy dish with its roots in Mughal dynasty’s royal kitchen? Nalli Nihari is a dish of royal origin from Delhi or Lucknow, but now famous across the continent. The Mughal kings used to have it for breakfast.
Nihari means “morning” in Arabic. It is a heavy dish consisting of oily gravy, spices, vegetable, shank meat and bone marrow. The shank meat of beef, goat or lamb is used to make it. If you prepare it for the feast, we are sure that it will give you the royal feel of Mughals.
Sheer Khurma – India
After heavy Indian dishes, why not satiate the appetite with a delicious meal from India? The Eid celebration in Indian subcontinent without Sheer Khurma is impossible. It’s a vermicelli pudding consisting of milk, Vermicelli, sugar, and dates. Dry Fruits like cardamom, almonds, cloves, pistachios and even rose water can be added to enhance the taste.
Herbel – Morocco
Another sweet dish for Eid al-Adha that should be on your watch is Herbel, a delicious Moroccan item. It’s a wheat soup prepared with milk. It’s been a festive dish in Morocco since centuries. You have to slowly cook wheat grains in milk until the smooth porridge-like texture is attained. If you have a Moroccan friend, why not invite them to feed Herbel this Eid?
Maamoul – Middle East
An Arabian cookie prepared using dry fruits like walnuts, pistachios, almonds and figs. The cookies are made before the festivals.
They are stored after that and served to the guests, friends and family on the eve of Easter, Eid or Christmas.
You can try Maamoul with chocolate or Arabian coffee to celebrate Eid. The dish is typical across the entire Arab world.
Roast Lamb – Middle East
It would be not fair for our readers if we do not mention the name of Middle Eastern style cooked Roast Lamb. This roast lamb dish is famous across the Arab world. The recipe is a perfect combination of lamb meat roasted, garnished with spices, herbs, veggies and butter.
Forget everything and just roast lamb cooked in Middle East style can be the perfect option for Eid al Adha. You can impress your Arab friends with it.
Eid al-Adha 2020 is being celebrated across the world. If you are trying to make it special with some unique dishes, the list above can be helpful. Try it out and let us know how your experience was.
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