A Hearty Eid Treat

Khushi Qazi
Friday, 1 September 2017

As per the Hijri or Islamic calendar, this festival is celebrated with much grandeur and excitement on the 10th or 12th month of Dhul Hijjah. Eid-ul-Adha is the feast of sacrifice, also called the ‘Greater Eid’, and is celebrated in remembrance of Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son out of faith for Allah and an example of Allah’s mercy by replacing Ibrahim’s son with a sheep.

Tomorrow as you celebrate Bakri Eid, enjoy making these dishes at home to add to the festivities.

Eid-al-Adha’, also known as Bakri Eid, will be celebrated tomorrow, (September 2). It is the second most important festival for Muslims all over the world.

As per the Hijri or Islamic calendar, this festival is celebrated with much grandeur and excitement on the 10th or 12th month of Dhul Hijjah. Eid-ul-Adha is the feast of sacrifice, also called the ‘Greater Eid’, and is celebrated in remembrance of Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son out of faith for Allah and an example of Allah’s mercy by replacing Ibrahim’s son with a sheep. 

Eid-al-Adha is also the time to enjoy deliciously prepared delicacies. The tradition is to sacrifice animals, make delicious food and have a feast. 

We bring to you a few delectable recipes that you can make at home for Bakri Eid.

Traditional Roast
Aneela Siddiqui says that her favourite recipe is Mutton Roast, and her kids also love it. “My mother-in-law taught me this recipe. It is a traditional recipe for Bakri Eid. It’s easy to prepare and is not so time consuming, and my children absolutely love it. You can eat the roast with rice or roti too,” she says.

Tala Hua Gosht (Mutton Roast)
Ingredients 
Mutton (cut in little pieces)...     1/2kg 
Oil...     4 tbsp
Curd...     1 small bowl
Onions (paste)...     4
White cumin (baked, powder)...     1 tsp 
Coriander (chopped).    1 bunch 
Salt to taste 
Ginger-garlic paste...     1 tbsp 
Coriander powder...     1 tsp
Garam masala powder...     1 tsp
Red chilli powder...     1 tsp 
Green chillies...     4  
Mint leaves...     1 bunch 
Lemon...     2 

Method 
-    Grind green chillies, coriander and mint into a paste. 
-    Mix this paste with the mutton and add curd, onion paste, cumin, ginger-garlic paste, coriander powder, garam masala, red chilli powder and lemon juice and marinate it for 2 to 3 hours. 
-    Heat oil in a frying pan and pour the entire mixture into it. 
-    Stir it till it is cooked tender.
-    Garnish it with coriander and French Fries.
-    Serve it with roti, rice or butter naan. 

Extravagant feast 
Afrah Manal says that her husband loves the traditional Mutton Khichda that she makes every Bakri Eid. “It is a complex dish but what is Eid without having an extravagant meal! Khichda is my favourite Bakri Eid recipe as it is healthy due to so many pulses. I have annual Khichda party at my house every Bakri Eid and all my friends love the dish and always ask for the recipe,” she says.

Mutton Khichda
Ingredients 
Cracked wheat (cooked tender)    500 gm
Rice and chana dal    1 cup each
Split arhar/ toor dal     1 cup 
Sabut masoor dal     1 cup
Dhuli moong dal     1 cup 
Mutton    1 kg 
Oil    1 cup 
Cloves    5 
Peppercorns    5
Cumin    1 tsp
Cinnamon (broken)    1 tsp 
Chopped onions    1 cup
Chilli powder    4 tsp 
Coriander powder    2 tbsp
Garam masala    1 tsp 
Salt to taste
Ginger, green chilli and coriander leaves paste            2 tbsp 
Onions (fried) and crisp ginger juliennes, mint leaves and green chillies, cashews for garnish

Method 
-    Mix the rice and all the dals and then cook in 3 cups of water and salt to taste till tender. 
-    Heat oil, add cloves, peppercorns, cumin, cinnamon and saute till they change colour a bit.
-    Add the onions, mutton, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt and green paste. 
-    Stir fry till meat is opaque, then cook in pressure cooker till meat is tender. 
-    Combine the meat, wheat and dal mixture, simmer for 2-3 minutes and serve garnished with fried onions, mint leaves, cashews, lemon and ginger juliennes. 

Chatpata FRY 
Farheen Khan is a YouTuber and loves cooking food. She has several recipes on her channel called ‘Farheen’s Kitchen’ but says that Liver Fry is her favourite for Bakri Eid recipe. “Liver Fry is a very famous dish among mutton lovers and is easy to cook. This is my version of traditional Liver Fry that we make on Bakri Eid. It’s ‘chatpata’ and can be eaten with naan or paratha. This dish just gives me the Bakri Eid kind of feeling.”

Liver Fry

Ingredients
Oil    4 tbsp 
Cumin seeds    1 tsp 
Green chillies    4
Onion (chopped)    1 
Ginger-garlic paste     1& 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder    1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder.    2 tsp 
Coriander powder.    2 tsp 
Garam masala powder.    1/2 tsp 
Saunf powder.    1 tsp 
Goat liver pieces    1/2 kg
Water     1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves     a bunch
Mint leaves    10-15
Lemon juice.    1/2 tsp 

Method
-    Heat oil and add cumin seeds, green chillies and onion and saute till they turn light golden brown.
-    Add ginger-garlic paste and stir. 
-    Then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder and mix well and add saunf powder and stir. 
-    Add liver to the pan and add a little water. Cook it on low flame and then add salt and cover it with a lid to cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
-    Add finely chopped coriander and mint leaves for garnish as per taste and then add lemon juice and let it cook for a minute or two. Serve hot.
 

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