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10 Traditional Eid Dishes from around the World

10 Traditional Eid Dishes from around the World

Eid is indeed the best time of the year to indulge in savory treats after fasting for a whole month of Ramadan. The mood for food is high with delectable traditional dishes making their way to dining table. But there is much more than the sheer khurma or chicken biryani that makes to the list of Eid foods around the world. From Afghanistan to China, find out how different countries celebrate Eid with full fervor with their traditional Eid cuisine.

1.Sheer Khurma or Sevai Ki Kheer: (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan)

sheer-korma

Eid celebrations cannot be imagined without some sweet dishes and this milk, dried dates and vermicelli based dish tops the list. In fact, in South-East Asian countries, the Eid Dawat is considered incomplete without this delicacy. This sweet offering is sometimes known as “Shemai”and is considered one of the most popular and auspicious Eid dishes.

2.Bolani: (Afghanistan)

afghami-bolani

Eid celebrations cannot be imagined without some sweet dishes and this milk, dried dates and vermicelli based dish tops the list. In fact, in South-East Asian countries, the Eid Dawat is considered incomplete without this delicacy. This sweet offering is sometimes known as “Shemai”and is considered one of the most popular and auspicious Eid dishes.

3.Malpua: (India)

malpua

It is a pancake served as a dessert or snack in India or Bangladesh. It’s a famous dish of Odisha and is also served to Lord Jagannath or Puri in his Sakala Dhupa. Main ingredients are plain flour, sugar and coconut. This dish is also called Amalu.

4.Bint Alsahan: (Yemen)

Bint-Alsahan
In Yemen, Bint Alsahan is a famous dish and it is also called the “beauty of the table”. The family would enjoy a plate of “Bint Alsahan”, a sweet made by folding thin layers of dough, topped with honey and nigella seeds. It can be little tricky to prepare since the layers of dough are prepared from scratch. It is served in the middle of the lunch and not at the end which is unusual for the people who are not known with this tradition.

5.Kakh: (Egypt)

kakh

Egyptian Eid cookies Aka KAKH is a special dessert that are associated with happy occasions in Egypt. These mouthwatering cookies are served on the festivals like Eid that comes right after Ramadan. Not only on Eid, but also when a girl gets married her family packs newly-wed pantry with these kinds of cookies. It is said that these cookies have ancient origins as it has some Pharaonic temples illustrating the make of Kakh.

6.Kuih: (Malaysia)

kuih

Eid in Malaysia is called “Hari Raya” (the Grand Day). On this day, men and ladies spruce up in conventional Malaysian dress made of Satin. Families visit each other and offer an assortment of desserts including chomp measured treats called “Kuih”. These splendidly shaded desserts incorporate steam cakes, which are made with margarine, wheat, eggs and sugar.

7.Kac Kac: (Somalia)

kac-kac
In Somalia, families make fried bread chunks known as ‘Somali Beignet’ on special occasions like Eid. The fresh smell and the crunchy taste is a perfect treat for Eid.

8.Mamounia: (Syria)

Mamounia
Eid in Syria is praised distinctively in various parts of the nation. It is usually topped with cinnamon, nuts and is served with string cheese, cream and pita bread. Families set up a semolina pudding called “Mamounia”. It is served early in the morning to provide a sweet start of the day that gives enough energy to sustain all day long.

9.Laasida and Tagine: (Morocco)

Laaside-and-Tagine
Morocco kicks the three day weekend with a breakfast of “Laasida”, a dish that appears to be like rice pudding however comprises of couscous, margarine, nectar and flavoring. Basic, yet sweet (which may clarify why Eid is so frequently known as Sweet Eid). Laasida may begin the day, yet a customary Tagine regularly completes it. Tagines most usually utilize chicken, despite the fact that, for Eid, it’s not strange to see lamb meat Tagines with dried natural products.

10.You Xiang:

You-Xiang
In China, regardless of an intensely Christian public, is likewise one of the numerous nations around the world that watches the finish of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid. Truth be told, this celebration is frequently set apart by making visits to the elderly before returning home to eat “You Xiang.” Often presented with soup or rice, this is a straightforward seared, flour-based nibble that decodes as rather unappealing oil scent, and numerous ceremonies encompass its planning and utilization.

 

 

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