Eid Al-Adha

 Today is Eid-Al-Adha . The largest holiday on the Muslim calendar is the Eid al Adhu or the Big Eid(Idd).

Eid Al Adha is the festival of Sacrifice.  According to the Quran, the prophet Abraham received a message from god through a dream.  In the dream, Abraham was ordered to sacrifice his son Ismael.  Ismael, who was still a child , told the weeping Abraham not to be afraid, and that he should follow God’s command before  his own sentiments.   Just as Abraham began to draw his sword to his beloved son, the angel Gabriel appeared before him and told him that his dream was only a test to measure Abraham’s devotion.  the angel Gabriel told Abraham to sacrifice a sheep instead.  To this day, Muslims around the world sacrifice sheep and other animals to commemorate God’s mercy.   According to Islamic custom, one third of the meat must be distributed to the needy, one third must be shared with the family, and the other third may be kept by the person who purchased the animal.  It is customary for the people who receive the meat as a gift to thank the person who gave it to them and say a special prayer in their honor.  During the festival of Eid, Muslims generally prepare the finest meals derived from their respective cuisines.

In my family we make, Lapsi, Samosa and Meat Biriyani

Men, Women and children are expected to dress in their finest clothing to perform the  Eid Namaz.  After the Namaz people Hug each other and wish each other Eid Mubarak..  The regular Charitable practice of the Muslim community are demonstrated during Eid al Adha by making sure no person is left without the opportunity to partake in the sacrificed meal during these days.

In Some countries, families that do not own livestock can make a contribution to a charity that will provide meat to those who are in need.

The finest sweet meats are prepared during the week and  a plate is sent  to the relatives and friends.

After Namaz the Male Members of the family visit the older members of the Family and Wish them Idd Mubarak.  Gifts are sent  to the family.    Anybody who came to your house on that day was offered a glass of sherbat (milkshake).

For us, after the Namaz a light breakfast, Jelebi and Ganthia, will be served with a cup of chai.

This Idd I will serve:-

Pera and Ganthia                                                                Potato Chops

Pera Potato Chops 1 

Persian Biriyani

Persian Biriyani







Carrot Pickle

Biscuit Pudding

Biscuit Pudding

3 thoughts on “Eid Al-Adha

  1. Hello, I love your recipes!
    I was looking for your barfi and ladoo (orange, bhoondi) recipes. Where can I find these?
    Thank you.

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