The festive season is here again and this time people can be seen excited to try new meat dishes to soothe their taste buds.
Eid-ul-Adha is an occasion where millions of Muslims are at Makkah performing Hajj while the remaining are all set for the religious sacrifice of animals, in the name of Allah.
Following the great sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim, each year on Eid-ul-Adha, and the Muslims slaughter animals in the name of Allah.
In Pakistan, we are ready for sacrifices to show willingness and acceptance of scarifying made by Prophet Ibrahim and his beloved son Hazrat Ismail as an act of submission to the Almighty Allah’s command.
According to Islamic rituals, the meat of the sacrificed animal is divided into 3 equal sections. This sectioned meat is then shared into different sets of Muslims in the community saying as; The Poor, relative or neighbors and family. With the immense importance of sharing with the community and those who are less blessed, Eid-ul-Adha also brings endless opportunities to sit with friends and family and enjoy delicious food items while sharing wonderful memories on the dining table.
To help you, we have compiled a list of most demanded and delicious food items that you can cook this Eid-ul-Adha to entertain your guest with finger licking menu.
1. Mutton Mandi
This recipe is known for the soft and tender meat served with aromatic rice. The dish is originally from Yemen but the taste and recipe gained immense popularity and appreciation in all parts of the globe. The term MANDI comes from an Arabic word “NADA” which means refreshing and dewy because of the texture of the dish.
The unique reason you must try this recipe this Eid-ul-Adha is that it is cooked in a clay oven (tandoor) which gives it a unique taste that you cannot try in any other dish. However, you can still try Mutton Mandi with regular stove/oven if clay oven is not available.
2. Kashmiri Pulao
Who does not love pulao in Pakistan? But Kashmiri pulao is something one must not ignore this Eid-ul-Adha. It can be cooked both in mutton and beef. It is an appetizingly aromatic rice-based dish that is believed to be the forerunner of Biryani. The history of this recipe is dated back to about 4000 years.
The Kashmiri Pulao is cooked with rice in a seasoned mutton/beef broth that gives it a unique aroma. This dish is famous all over the sub-continent and people love eating it every single time they are gathered with their loved one and willing to have some amazing and memorable experience., making it a perfect item to cook on this eid.
If you are a resident of Lahore or you have ever been to Lahore you must have had the idea that Siri Paya is one of the most loved breakfast items. It is a must to have on special occasions or treat a special guest. The amazing taste can be the reason for if you have slaughtered an animal at your home you must give it a try. It is a sticky slimy yet yummy recipe made of the lower parts of the legs of the animal. Well known and loved in Asia especially in Pakistan, Afghanistan etc. This recipe can be served both with plain boiled rice and Naan. Which mean that you can add variety to taste and additional eatery options on your dining table this Eid-ul-Adha with mutton/beef paya.
To food lovers, Kunna is surely not a new word. It comes from the cultural richness and colourful province of Punjab. This recipe is loaded with the fullness of meat and will make you wish for it again and again. The recipe is named for the “Clay Pot” in which it is cooked. This dish is believed to be rooted with the Chiniot city of Pakistan but is well known and famous in all over the country. If you are thinking to make this recipe on their Eid-ul-Adha to entertain your guests, you must also get ready to order some fresh Naan to let them enjoy the real taste of it.
5. Black Pepper Karahi
Karahi is always loved by Pakistanis. It is a meekly spiced meat based recipe that is inspired by the cooking style of Balochistan, Pakistan. The unique feature of Black pepper Karahi is that it is made only with black pepper and salt. No other spice is added to it however you can use green chili for garnishing purpose. It is a perfect recipe for those who are not fond of spice yet love to eat. You can also consider a rich amount of yogurt to add a mushy or creamy texture to it.
Only a day left to serve your guests with these amazing dishes and make them feel delightful and content while they are leaving your home. These are easy to cook and appreciated dishes that you must try this Eid-ul-Adha