Popular Eid Recipes Collection | Eid Al Fitr Special Dishes | Food | Dessert
Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. The festival is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic lunar calendar.
Eid ul-Fitr 2019 in Delhi will begin on the evening of Tuesday, 4 June and end on the evening of Wednesday, 5 June. The dates may vary around India and the world because the festival begins with the sighting of the crescent moon in the evening sky.
Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-ul-Fitr, Eid) by attending communal prayers, listening to a khutba (sermon), giving zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food), exchanging gifts, and giving eidi (money and gifts) to children.
And, of course, by feasting on an array of delicious food and drink made from special eid recipes to end the period of fasting.
The preparations for Eid, one of the most important festivals for Muslims, begin days in advance. Needless to say, an elaborate and exquisitely prepared feast of the most mouth-watering eid recipes for food and drink is central to the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr. It’s a time to indulge and to celebrate, with a lavish spread of scrumptious dishes and delicacies, all enjoyed in the company of family, friends, neighbours, and colleagues.
The festival is also known as Meethi Eid because desserts—amazing, delicious, heavenly, irresistible sweet dishes—are a major focus of iftar.
A traditional iftar spread is a food lover’s dream come true.
If you are hosting an iftar this year, we have a wonderful selection of the best Eid al-Fitr recipes - foods and dishes, both sweet and savoury, for you to serve. Make your sehri and iftar special this Ramzan by enjoy a tantalising spread of aromatic, rich, flavoursome Eid food.
Bite into these heavenly bundles of flaky pastry and minced mutton and Rejoice! The best Keema Samosa recipe EVER
Shami Kabab Recipe - These melt-in-your-mouth kababs will make you drool. Crisp on the outside and silky soft on the inside, these shami kababs are simply irresistible.
The chicken version of the popular kabab recipe that is said to have originated in Pakistan and Afghanistan, chicken chapli kabab is an easy-to-make and delicious pan-fried kabab that can be ready in a few minutes.
Tender Galouti Kebabs that melt in your mouth with a burst of fabulous Awadhi cuisine flavours. This kebab recipe from Lucknow is finely ground keema seasoned with a bouquet of herbs and spices; laced with the mild smokiness of ghee; the goodness of nuts; and the richness of fresh thick cream! Yum!! Try it!
For the main dishes, we have options galore. Serve meaty yakhni pulao, luscious shahi raan, mouth-watering Hyderabadi mutton korma, sophisticated egg kurma, delightful badal jaam, flavoursome rogan josh, rich bhuna pasanda, delicate nargisi kofta, or hearty keema mattar.
Our easy-to-follow mutton yakhni pulao recipe shows you how to make this famously delicate and flavoursome rice and meat dish at home with minimum fuss and muss. Succulent and tender pieces of mutton and long-grained basmati rice are cooked in gently spiced mutton stock to perfection!
Leg of lamb marinated with green chilli paste, spices, and yogurt, and slow-roasted till tender enough to eat with a spoon Yum!!
Hyderabadi mutton korma, or gosht ka korma Hyderabadi style, epitomises the rich, diverse, and sophisticated repertoire of meat dishes that characterise Mughlai and Deccani cuisines. This recipe is a delicious testament to the Hyderabadi’s love affair with meat, specifically mutton.
This Egg Kurma recipe from Chettinad is delicious, creamy, and flavourful…a delight for your taste buds. If you like eggs, and specifically egg curry, then we insist you try this Chettinad style egg special recipe.
From the royal kitchens of Awadh comes this Badal Jaam recipe (also known as badin jaan), an elegant but easy appetizer of fried brinjal, spicy tomato sauce, and tangy garlic-flavoured yogurt sauce, cooked on dum.
Our Rogan Josh recipe is a delicious slow-cooked mutton dish from Kashmir and is the state’s iconic dish. Rogan josh is one of India’s best and most loved curries and is featured on the menus of Indian restaurants around the country and abroad.
Our Mutton Pasanda recipe showcases the culinary sophistication of the Kayastha community of Old Delhi. This dish is cooked in a richly aromatic and flavourful onion-based gravy, and seasoned with a range of spices and garam masala.
Nargisi kofta—delicate and sophisticated, mouth-watering and flavoursome—is a Mughlai dish popular not only across India but also in Pakistan. Nargisi koftas are also known as Indian Scotch eggs and consists of a boiled egg encased in spiced mixture of minced or ground meat, deep fried, and then, at times, served in a rich, spicy, savoury curry.
Restaurant style keema mattar hailing from Chettinad! Learn how to cook this deliciously spicy lamb mince with easy step by step instructions.
Pair one or more of the main dishes with our delicious slow-cooked biryanis—chicken kofta biryani, mutton biryani, keema biryani, and egg biryani. Our aromatic, spicy mutton biryani, cooked in the royal style, is sure to be a hit.
Chicken Kofta Biryani - mouth-watering dum biryani with succulent chicken koftas, slow-cooked to aromatic perfection. Will leave you satiated and satisfied
Who loves mouthwatering Mutton Biryani cooked on dum? Well, then you're in for a treat - Mutton Biryani Dum Pukht Style
Biryani! Biryani! Biryani! We love this Flavorful Keema Biryani! Slow Cooked Spicy Heaven.
Our tried and tested Egg Biryani recipe, a delicious variation on the famous Hyderabadi Biryani, is a treat for egg lovers. This anda biryani recipe involves little effort, but produces amazing results. It uses ingredients found in every Indian kitchen to conjure up the ultimate comfort food.
End Meethi Eid on a sweet note with delectable malpua, heavenly khubani ka meetha, exquisite sheer khurma, rich badam halwa, melt-in-the-mouth shahi tukda, scrumptious shahi phirni, or sweet zarda pulao.
Malpua (Indian pancake) is an integral part of all auspicious occasions and festivals like Holi, Diwali, and Navratri. Follow our malpua recipe step by step and learn how to make malpua at home, quickly and easily.
Hyderabadi Khubani ka Meetha Recipe: Khubani, Khobani, Qobani, or Qubani ka Meetha—call it anything you like, but we guarantee that our simple and easy recipe for this quintessential Hyderabadi dessert of stewed dried apricots, nuts, and clotted cream will leave you drooling and asking for seconds.
Another royal Mughlai delicacy - Sheer Khurma, a delicious vermicelli (seviyan) pudding recipe that is essential festive eating! And we like it thick and rich as you can see
Badam Halwa is a rich and tasty dessert made with almonds…and is fit for a King. Traditional Indian Food that we love!!
Royal Mughal cuisine on your plate. Shahi Tukda - a grand dessert that lives up to it's name
Celebrate this festive season with a traditional Indian Dessert. Shahi Phirni Extra Thick Style - fit for royalty
Zarda Pulao or meethe chawal is a traditional ghee-enriched yellow-coloured sweet rice dish delicately flavoured with saffron and aromatic spices, and loaded with dry fruits and nuts. This delicious sweet rice recipe is typically served as a dessert or as part of the main meal at weddings, celebrations, and festivals.
The holy month of Ramzan or Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a period of immense significance for Muslims. It is said that the Holy Koran was first revealed to Prophet Muhammad during Ramzan.
To commemorate this holy event, Muslims around the world observe roza, a ritualistic fast from sunrise to sunset, as a mark of their devotion and to seek the blessings of Allah. Fasting during this pious month is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, the five obligations required by every Muslim to live a good and responsible life according to Islam.
The Five Pillars are: shahadah: sincerely reciting the Muslim profession of faith; salat: performing ritual prayers in the proper way five times every day; zakat: paying alms or charity tax to benefit the poor and the needy; sawm: fasting during the month of Ramadan; and hajj: performing the pilgrimage to Mecca or Makkah.
Fasting (sawm) is meant to signify abstinence, self-control, and spiritual renewal, and to remember and help those who less fortunate. During the day, Muslims will not even drink a drop of water and will pray five times a day (salat). Sehri, a pre-fast meal, is eaten before sunrise and the fast is broken with a post-fast meal called iftar at sunset.
Eid Mubarak to all!