Eid is all about celebrations with family and friends. Here are the recipes for our Eid special dinner party next week. Looking forward to the festival of love, blessings, and togetherness.
Eid al-fitr is just around the corner. This year, the date is predicted to be June 14th. It might vary by a day or two with the moon sighting but as of now that is the date and it is almost here! This year Eid is special because my parents are visiting us. This is their first trip to Europe and they are super excited about traveling and also celebrating Eid with us!
Eid al-fitr marks the end of the month-long Ramadan fast. On the day of Eid al-fitr, all of us dress up in fine traditional wear and go to the mosque for prayers. They say Eid prayers have to be offered only in a congregation and not alone at home. After the morning prayers, celebrations begin with a breakfast of meethi sevaiyan or sheer khurma.
After that, the men of the family go and visit other relatives to pay their respects, seek blessings, and offer Eidi (a token amount offered as a gift) to women and children. The women stay in the house to receive all the guests and offer them Sheer Khurma. By the end of the day, everyone has had at least 10-15 bowls of this delicious vermicelli and dates pudding made in equally different ways. Every household claims to have the best Sheer Khurma recipe!
In my opinion, Sheer khurma is the reason why Eid-al-fitr is called “meethi” Eid or sweet Eid. But Eid celebration is so much more than just that. The real feast starts when the entire family sits down for dinner together. Everyone’s favorite dishes find their way in the dinner menu!
While we have turned vegetarian ,we are hosting a big Eid special dinner for the local Indian community here and with my dad being here, I am sure he will make his favourite Nihari recipe. Below is what our Eid dinner menu going to look like! It is a lot of cooking, but the fun of Eid cooking is that everyone does it together. A lot of pre-prep can also be done a day before.
Snacks & Appetizers:
Do you have some Eid special recipes? Or any festival favorite dishes? I love to learn about different cultures and the food they are associated with!
Wish you all a Joyous Eid! May you be blessed with good health, peace, and happiness.
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