Eid al-Adha, the traditional Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, celebrated all around the world on 24,25 Sep in a full traditional and cultural manner. Muslims celebrate with family, parties and, of course, food.
The holiday centers majorly around meat, so if you’re a fan of BBQ, this will be right up your alley.
You can’t have meat without something sweet. These nut- or date-filled cookies are enjoyed year round but are especially traditional at Middle Eastern Eid al-Adha celebrations.
This North African stew is named for its triangular-shaped cooking vessel. All the ingredients go inside the tagine then steam to juicy perfection. The lid’s tall, conical shape keeps the moisture inside, recirculating to all the ingredients. Make your tagine vegetarian or meaty, and be sure to serve it with couscous to sop up the savory juices.
Lamb is a traditional Eid al-Adha food, so there’s no better time to get a whole leg of lamb and roast it. You can always go with lamb chops if you’re feeling a little timid, but as long as you have the time and the oven space, go for broke and make a showstopper main dish. Lamb’s juicy, rich flavor stands up to strong seasonings like coriander, garlic and chiles.
This popular Southeast Asian rice dish is especially useful at big holiday celebrations where you need to feed a crew. At its simplest, it’s spiced rice mixed with vegetables and protein, though you can keep it vegetarian or even vegan to satisfy any dining requirements. The spices and add-ins are varied and range from mutton and chicken to cardamom and mint. For a luxurious take, a few threads of saffron are fragrant and turn the entire dish a vibrant golden hue.
kebaba are a delectable and simple way to incorporate meat into your Eid al-Adha feast. These are ubiquitous all over the Middle East and Mediterranean and, while they are incredible when grilled over an open fire, they’re also tasty pan-fried or roasted in the oven.