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18 Must-Try Easy Eid Recipes From Around The World

Eid ul-Fitr is one of the most celebrated festivals across the globe. It marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan during which Muslims observe fast by abstaining from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk.


To celebrate the festive day, Muslims all over the world make and enjoy their traditional foods with their friends and family.


We have a curated Eid food list for you which consists of appetizers, main courses, and desserts from around the globe!


APPETIZERS :


  1. KABOB KOOBIDEH

KABOB KOOBIDEH

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Eid can't be complete without kebabs. This is one of the most popular kebabs you can find on the streets of Iran. Kabob koobideh is generally made with ground meat that is grilled with tomatoes, green peppers, onions, or other vegetables.


2. FATTOUSH SALAD

FATTOUSH SALAD

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This Lebanese Fattoush Salad is a colorful salad that's refreshing, crisp, and satisfying. It’s made with seasonal vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, radish, and topped with fried pita bread.


3. VEGETARIAN MANTI

VEGETARIAN MANTI

Picture Courtesy: Bohemian Baklava


Turkish Manti Dumpling is a traditional dish of Mediterranean cuisine, where the pasta in the form of tiny dumplings/wonton is filled with minced meat and is served with yogurt and spicy butter sauce. You can make a vegetarian version with sauteed onions and chickpeas which is equally amazing.


4. AFGHAN PIZZA

AFGHAN PIZZA

Picture Courtesy: Women's Weekly Food


This Middle Eastern pizza might be the most beautiful pizza you have ever had. This recipe uses a combination of ground meat, fried garlic and onions, dried tomato flavors, and tons of cheese. It’s jam-packed with flavors!


5. DAHI KE KEBAB

DAHI KE KEBAB

Picture Courtesy: Archana's Kitchen


This kebab is quite different from the usual recipes and has a unique texture. These soft and creamy kebabs are made with either hung curd or Greek yogurt mixed with cottage cheese and bread crumbs.


6. AIR FRYER FALAFEL

AIR FRYER FALAFEL

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Falafel is delicious balls of chickpeas that are mixed with herbs, and spices, and then deep-fried until crisp, golden brown. This is a 100% vegan recipe that can serve as a wrap or in a salad. For a healthier version, you can opt for a baked falafel instead of a fried version.


MAINS:


7. MUTTON NIHARI

MUTTON NIHARI

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The word “nihari” comes from the root Arabic word “Nahar”, meaning “day” or “morning”.

Nihari is a rich, slow-cooked meat stew flavored with spices usually made in India and Pakistan. It can be made with lamb, goat, or chicken and served with julienned ginger, lemon wedges, and green chilies.


8. YEMENI MANDI

YEMEN MANDI

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Mandi is a traditional rice dish with lots of flavors that your family will love! It's made with rice and meat, slowly cooked together until the meat is tender and pulled apart. It's cooked in a tandoor, which gives it the smoky flavor that differentiates it from other Middle Eastern rice dishes.


9. ONE-POT HALEEM

ONE-POT HALEEM

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Haleem is a savory dish from Hyderabad made with meat, wheat, and lentils. A favorite in India, this one-pot meal is amazingly delicious, healthy, and nutritious. It's a celebratory dish that’s fulfilling and satisfying and is served with julienned ginger and lemon wedges.


10. JOLLOF RICE

JOLLOF RICE

Picture Courtesy: Sims Home Kitchen


Jollof Rice is an iconic Nigerian rice dish flavored with tomatoes, pureed tomatoes, onions, peppers, salt, and a lot of spices. It's usually served with chicken and salad.


11. GOSHTABA

GOSHTABA

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Originating from the Valleys of Kashmir, the exotic Goshtaba is served as a finishing dish in Wazwan, which is a multi-course meal with a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. It's a type of minced meatball which is cooked in yogurt and spices.


12. VEGETABLE TAGINE

VEGETABLE TAGINE

Picture Courtesy: The Mediterranean Dish


A Moroccon hotpot dish cooked traditionally in a cone-shaped ceramic vessel. It's generally cooked with meat, poultry, or fish, but a vegetarian version can be made with chickpeas, potatoes, carrots, and onions.


DESSERTS :


13. LAYALI LUBNAN

LAYALI LUBNAN

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Layali Lubnan is a semolina pudding that translates to Lebanese nights. It's a spongy Middle Eastern dessert that is served cold. It has two layers; the bottom one is of semolina and the top one is of Ashta or clotted cream. Drenched with sugar syrup and decorated with pistachios and rose petals.


14. SHEER KHURMA

SHEER KHURMA

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Sheer Khurma is a rich Mughlai dessert that is a must make on the occasion of Eid in South Asian countries. It's made with roasted vermicelli, saffron milk, dried dates, nuts, and sugar.


15. CARAMEL CUSTARD

CARAMEL CUSTARD

Picture Courtesy: Archana's Kitchen


Caramel Custard is a caramel-glazed classic that is both a satisfying and elegant dessert which is served warm or cold. It's a super easy egg custard recipe that is easy to follow and has a silky smooth texture to die for!


16. ASHURA

 ASHURA

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If you visit Turkey you will come across a very special porridge-like dessert called Noah's pudding or Ashura. The story behind it makes it the oldest dessert in the world. Made with pelted wheat, sugar, and milk and is flavored with vanilla or rose water extract.


17. SAHLAB

SAHLAB

Picture Courtesy: Chef Tarik


Sahlab is the name of a popular drink in Lebanon. It's thick and creamy and rich in flavor and is served with all sorts of nuts. This traditional milk pudding is very popular and takes only a few minutes to make.


18. VERMICELLI KUNAFA

VERMICELLI

Picture Courtesy: Food Fusion


Called "The Queen of Arabic desserts" this traditional Palestinian dessert is found all across the Middle East. It's a sweet, crunchy, buttery dessert made with vermicelli enclosing a creamy mozzarella and cottage cheese layer. It's drizzled with fragrant sugar syrup and is garnished with crushed pistachios.


Eid Mubarak everyone! 💕


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Hi there! I’m Muzna, the Founder and Editor of The Bliss Key, I live in San Francisco with my family and by profession I’m an eLearning consultant with more than a decade of experience, and a degree in Business Management and Instructional Design

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