The second, holier of the two biggest Muslim festivals- Eid-al-Adha (or Bakrid) is finally here.
The 'Festival of sacrifice' celebrates Prophet Ibrahim's selfless devotion for Allah, and God's subsequent compassion towards him.
Apart from prayer offerings, mosque visits, get-together with family and friends, another favorite about the much-awaited occasion is the delightful food.
Here are 5 mouth-watering dishes to prepare this Bakrid.
5 mouthwatering recipes to gorge on, this Eid!
Because one simply can never have enough of Biryani
It's Eid, so chances are you're probably already chewing on some deliciously amazing home-cooked Mutton Biryani, but any list about Eid-special foods is incomplete without it.
The classic dish made with steam-cooked Basmati rice, and added marinated Mutton pieces, with a bagful of spices, herbs, and flavors is simply unforgettable, each time it touches your tongue.
Serve hot, with curry and curd!
The king of all Mughlai dishes
If you're a fan of Mughlai cuisine, your life (and your Eid!) is incomplete without having Nihari.
It is a specialty Mughlai stew, cooked overnight for 6-8 hours, with a punch of masalas and spices to give it its trademark taste.
It is usually serve super-hot for main course, accompanied with Naan, rotis, and rice.
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The best starter to your Eid feast
For any feast, starters are the unspoken champions, as they set the right mood to begin things.
And what better for a starter than the tender, delectable plateful of Mutton Shammi kebabs.
An easy-to-prepare meat snack, all it asks for is Qeema Mutton, Chana Dal, ghee, and all the spices in the world (read kitchen).
Truly a mouth-watering Hyderabadi-favorite snack option.
The soul of the feast
No Eid is complete without finishing things off with a bowl of flavorful, aromatic, sweet-dish delight of Sheer Khurma, or Sevaiyya.
Made with vermicelli, sauteed with ghee, and then added to a bowlful of milk, the Sheer Khurma is one of the best food gifts Muslims gave to the world.
Top it with dates, nuts, and fruits to enhance the taste-quotient.
Anything prefixed 'sheer' can never be bad
A mildly-sweet tasting naan bread, roasted in a tandoor or tava, the Sheermal is an Eid favorite for Muslims around the world.
Prepared from maida-dough mixed with milk and spices of choice, the Sheermal can be taken either as a tea-time snack or for main course- served with your favorite dal or paneer sabzi.
Spread a generous amount of ghee for heavenly taste!