All festivals deserve a huge celebration. Do it this year with YouTube Recipes that you can try at home!

Eid al-Adha, which means ‘Festival of Sacrifice’ in Arabic, is a Muslim celebration that is meant to recognise Ibrahim’s loyalty and obedience to Allah above all others. This is the time muslims perform the Hajj pilgrimage. They also conduct qurbani (sacrifice), which is considered to symbolise unconditional love and faith towards Allah. It is known that Eid alAdha is known as the Festival of Sacrifice because of Ibrahim’s actions.

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha where they pray and listen to a sermon at a mosque. It is a sign of gratefulness by the Muslims. It happens 3 weeks after Eid ul-Fitr.

The festival of Eid is incomplete without some mouth-watering dishes. Given that this year, as the world fights COVID-19, we all will be celebrating the festivals in our own homes with a minimum gathering. But don’t let it dampen your spirit. Here are some Eid al-Adha YouTube recipes that we highly recommend.

Sheer Khurma

Sheer khurma means “milk with dates” in Urdu and owns the title of being the “Desert of Celebrations.” It is a decadent vermicelli pudding prepared especially on Eid al-Adha. The rich pudding is loaded with nuts, dates, chiroli seeds and sugar and milk with traditional vermicelli cooked in clarified butter on a slow flame to induce all the richness in the khurma. This special sweet dish is filled with the goodness of dry fruits. The mouthwatering Eid special is a must on the table is a delight for both Muslims and Hindus alike. 

Click to learn the Sheer KhurmaEid Al Fitr recipe from YouTube

Chicken Kofta Curry

The fabulous Mughlai dish is made out of minced chicken balls and is worth every praise. Delicious, juicy and tender, the chicken kofta melts in the mouth and is savoured with rice or roomali roti. This Eid al-Adha delicacy is cooked in rich tomato gravy on a slow flame with whole spices and cream to let the koftas soak in all the flavour. The end-result is juicy koftas dripping in love and fat.

Check out Eid Al FitrRecipe for Chicken Kofta Curry on YouTube

NalliBhunna

The lavishly flavourful Nalli Bhunna Ghosht is an absolute delight for the taste buds. With hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger, Nalli Bhunna is literally soul food. The Eid al-Adha recipe is rich in protein as it is made with lamb shanks. Lamb shanks provide a lot of strength and helps body recover faster from any illnesses.

The slow cooked mutton curry is relished with chappati and rice and is not for the faint hearted. It is super spicy but every mouthful is loaded with richness and love. You can check the Eid al-Adha Nalli Bhunna recipe at YouTube.

Zarda Pulao

Zarda, the word came from the Persian work Zard, means yellow. Zarda Pulao is laden with ghee and dry fruits and is full of flavors from saffron and rose water. The traditional delicacy is delicious rice pulao topped with dry fruits. Zarda Pulao has sweet notes which enhances its taste. Served with Raita, it is super easy to make.

ZardaPulao should be definitely on your festive menu. You can check out the recipe here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPES9DuE7dw      

Lamb Kababs

If we had three word to describe lamb Kabab, then these would be juicy, crispy and delicious.The sumptuous kebabs are cooked with minced chicken or mutton marinated in curd, ginger, whole spices and lots of coriander. The lamb kebabs are skewered into long sausage shape and cooked over barbeque. The slow cooking helps the meat to release all its juices and makes the kebab moist and succulent.

Lamb kebabs is a great appetizer and can also be served as a side dish along with tradional flat breads.

You can check out the recipe here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jUf3bCyMSw

Bakarkhani

The Mughlai meethi chapati is the traditional bread from imperial Mughal times. The recipe of this Eid Al Fitr specialty comprises plain flour and the star ingredient being aniseed powder. The crispy, spiced and layered bread can be relished with tea or even works wonderful as a snack.

The dough of this traditional bread is kneaded with ghee, cardamom powder and sugar along with crushed aniseed. The dough is then set aside to rest for a while and is later baked to add that crunch. Check out the recipe for traditional Bakarkhani here.

Shahi Biryani

Last but not the least, no EidAl Fitr meal is complete without the traditional Shahi Biryani. The flavourful biryani is moist, robust, and spicy with a heady blend of cardamom, clove, pepper corn, cinnamon and saffron. These aromatics lend an earthy taste to this Mughlai staple and is wholesome in every way. You can cook Shai Biryani with your choice of meat – chicken or mutton and cook it on a low flame with desi ghee to add the needed richness.

Let us tell you this fragrant lip smacking biryani is absolutely luxusrios and can be made easily at home. Check out the recipe here

We pray this Eid brings you unlimited joy and may all your wishes come true this festive season.

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