Eid ul-Adha or bakr-eid is a festival that is celebrated worldwide. The celebration of Eid-ul-Adha is to honour Prophet Ibrahim’s devotion to Allah (lord) and his willingness to sacrifice his son. At the very point of sacrifice, Allah replaced his son with a lamb, which was to be slaughtered in place of his son. This command from Allah was a test of Prophet Ibrahim’s readiness and commitment to obey his Lord’s command, without question. Therefore, Eid-ul-Adha means the festival of sacrifice.
This festival is all about prayers and exchanging gifts with your family and friends. People spend quality time with their near and dear ones. After offering prayers in a mosque in the morning the act of qurbani (sacrifice) is carried out. Since festive season calls for delicious and traditional food, often people indulge in unhealthy food items that are too oily, spicy and hence can have ill effects on your health. So, here we bring to you some healthy traditional treats which you can gorge on without any guilt.
- Sheermal: Sheermal is a traditional dish which is usually prepared in the form of a crispy paratha which is then topped with a blend of honey glaze and saffron milk, this is an easy recipe and can be made effortlessly with just few ingredients. In this dish a crispy paratha is made by using dough containing flour, salt, ghee and milk then it is stuffed with melted khoya and then cooked inside a tandoor till its crispy and later topped with milk with saffron strands and again it is glazed by honey syrup. This dish will keep your sweet tooth satisfied.
- Date milkshake: Since dates are a rich source of iron and helpful in improving digestion and are a vital source of vitamin B. They also help in giving more energy so, date milkshake is a healthy pick to indulge during Eid, since it’s healthy and can be prepared in no time. Just take seedless dates, honey, and little milk and blend them, then add the remaining milk and blend again and serve chilled shake with nuts. Also, you can substitute regular milk by almond milk for more nutty health delight.
- Meethi seviyan: Well, Eid celebrations are incomplete without seviyan. This is a quick and delectable post-meal dessert which can be made in no time. Meethi sewai can be prepared with vermicelli in milk with additional punch of nuts like almonds, raisins, cashews and you can also add few drops of rose water for aroma. Indulge in this sweet experience without compromising on your health.
- Mutton biryani: Mutton biryani is a must when it comes to Eid-ul-Adha. This dish is rich in flavours, aroma, taste, tradition and health. There are many variants to this dish but the main preparation involves cooking mutton along with typical spices, rice and at times curd. This dish is a delicacy to your taste buds. So, make this flavoursome dish to witness smiling faces of your family and friends.
Over to you
Eid is a time for celebration and traditional food is the centre of attraction so, here we suggest some scrumptious yet healthy traditional dishes from various parts of the world which you can make effortlessly. So, try these dishes and share them with your loved ones.