Marking the end of the Hajj, Eid al-Adha is one of the most important celebrations for Muslims around the world. In Pakistan, the festival grooms progressively with delicious foods are cooked each day. Lets walk through what people of Pakistan made on the first day of the Eid.
The day of Eid-ul-Adha start with the Eid prayer; the special prayer offered to commemorate on Eid day. Eating a sweet dish or food, most preferably Savaiyan, Sheer Khurma, Halwa or date fruit, before offering the prayer is Sunnah. Early morning sweet breakfast gives a kick start to alot delicious foods to be cooked during the day.
Sweet start of eid with Sweet dish
Breakfast: Sweet Savaiyan - Erum Tahir
Sawaiyan and Sheer Khurma & Cupcake Platters - Tooba Nasir
Sheer Khurma - Tooba Nasir
Special Eid breakfast, Nuggets, Samoosas, Kabaabs & Savaiyan - Hina Qayum
Homemade coconut seviya on Eid - Mohsin Zulfiqar
Fruit trifle - Umar Farooq
Eid chocolate cake
Eid celebrations with eid special lunch
After the prayers of Eid, everyone tries to get to their animal for sacrificing them. it is generally agreed that if a person can afford Qurbani, they should perform it. Some people select animal few weeks earlier from Eid while others buys few days earlier. Animals are greatly taken care of before the eid because they were selected as ones favourite animal than the rest. Sacrifices of animal start after the prayer and expands to the third day of Eid. It is preferable that the meat be divided into three parts. One part for the self, one part for distribution between relatives and friends and one part for the poor and needy ones. When the meat gets ready and distributed; the taste part begins. Delicious meat dishes are cooked and tempting smell attract people to food tables.
The common Eid dish "Mutton qourma
Mutton Mughalii qourma - Hina Qayum
Mutton qourma served with Roti/Naan
Mutton Paye and Naan
Meatballs (Kofty) curry garnished with boiled eggs
Alu Goshat (Meat & Potato) curry served with Roti or Naan - Samad Hussain
Lamb white Korma - Mehreen Yaser
Mutton Pulao is a dish fairly common on Eid and its a cuisine that incorporates mutton into a rice pilaf. Basmati rice is used while making the Pulao. The Pulao sometimes resembles with Mutton Biryani, But there are many differences between the both in spices. I suppose the battle of flavorful pulao and spicy biryani will ever end. There is nothing that can beat a plate of classic rich mutton pulao. On Eid when the variety of dishes increases; Pulao maintains its unique identity.
Beef Pulao served with Achaar and Chatni/Raita
Beef Pulao - Ali Naeem
Lunch in incomplete with the delicious Paulao - Samad Hussain
Mutton Afghani Pualwo - Ammar Hameed
BBQ at Eid dinner is some times irresistible
Eid is also an occasion of get together, where people meet their families and loved ones. Together they share memories, laughter and this gives a perfect opportunity to have BBQ setup and enjoy the gossips. What would be more interesting than having a family gathering, a cool enough night to sit under the sky at night and have delicious BBQ food. I know anyone would love it.
BBQ - Beef Kabab
Beef Chappli kabab - Ahmed Sheikh
Lamb chops - Ammar Hameed
GOL GAPPAY - If you are looking for extra spice
If you are looking for extra spice on this Eid, Gol Gappy is what you should be looking for. They can fit at any gathering or celebration just give a kick start to your meals and make the dinning more colorful
Spicy Gol Gappy
Gol Gappy can filled in and dipped into the water specially made for them
Gol Gappy - make the gather more colorful