Eid ul Fitr marks the end of the Ramadan month and the holy fasting and commemorates the beginning of celebration and feasting. Id ul Fitr is celebrated with great religious fervor throughout the world. The festival provides the opportunity for the entire Muslim community to return back to their home town and celebrate with their family. The festival is celebrated with delicacies especially meant for the auspicious occasion of Id ul Fitr. After the Morning Prayer in the mosque, the Muslims return home to celebrate Eid ul Fitr feast with their family. Women pray from home and then get busy to arrange a special spread of luscious dishes on the dining table. These delicacies are prepared with special techniques that were used for cooking ages ago. These delicacies are enjoyed by all the members of the family. Even the non-Muslims make it a point to visit their Muslim friends home and indulge in some of the delicacies. The festival has such gusto that its essence even spreads to the non-Muslim community. Some of the Eid ul Fitr special delicacies are listed below:
Nawabi Biryani is one of the special dishes made on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr. This is a delicious rice made dish popular both among the Muslims and the non-Muslims in India. Liberal amount of raisins are used to prepare this biryani for which it is called Nawabi Biryani or the Lucknow style Nawabi Biryani.
Haleem is a non-vegetarian dish very popular amongst the Muslim community of North India, Persia and Pakistan. This dish is specially prepared during the Ramadan and Moharram months. It is also sold as a snack in the markets and cooked at Muslim weddings as a starter. The dish is high in calories and therefore preferred after a month-long fast of Ramadan.
Mutton Korma is a spicy meat curry. This delicious non-vegetarian dish is a specialty of the occasion of Eid ul Fitr. The recipe uses lot of ingredients and is unique in taste. The dish is popular amongst both the Muslim and the non-Muslim community.
Badami Gosht is a very popular dish prepared on the festival of Eid ul Fitr. It’s a spicy non-vegetarian dish prepared specially to celebrate the festival of Eid ul Fitr with foods. The dish can be cooked and enjoyed at any time.
Badam Phirni is an awesome sweet dish prepared on the occasion of Eid. Prepared with milk, rice and other sweetening flavor, it’s a real treat for those with a sweet tooth. The smooth, rich and creamy taste of the Phirni sets the mood of the festival of Eid. Its takes very less time and ingredients to prepare phirni but without it the meal cannot be complete.
Sufi Malpua is a sweet dish made from milk, maida (flour) and sooji (rava). It is also a very popular dessert item prepared and liked by the Muslim community in the special occasion of Eid. However this dish is also popular among the non-Muslims throughout India.
Sheer Korma is a traditional festive breakfast of the Muslims. Sheer is sweetened milk and korma is made of dried dates. This dessert item is prepared and served to the family on the morning of Eid and to all guests who comes to join the festival of Eid. This dish is also popular in Pakistan and Arab countries.
Seviyan is also a sweet dish made of milk and vermicelli. This rich and sweet dessert item takes very less time to prepare and is a part of not only special festivals but every day meals. The dish is also popular among the Hindus and other religion throughout India.