10 Delicious Eid-ul-Fitr Dishes from Around the World

Have a look at what other people around the world are having on Eid

Eid is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims all over the world since centuries. It is a holiday followed by the month of Ramadan where Muslims fast for 30 consecutive days from dawn till dusk and celebrate Eid after completing this fasting routine as a festival of breaking fast. Eid is a joyous day filled with happiness and focuses on giving and sharing of love, kindness and most importantly food.

Food differs from country to country and is influenced by the culture of that area. Here’s a list of 10 delicious and mouthwatering dishes that will leave you wanting to simply gorge these meals right from your screens!

1. Sheer Khurma

A classic dessert made from milk, sugar, dates and vermicelli with a variety of toppings such as crushed almonds, pistachios and raisins. It is a popular Eid delicacy in South Asian countries like Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

2. Beef Rendang

This is an Eid classic recipe from the country of Malaysia. It is a spicy coconut curry made of beef which consists of coconut milk, spices and chilies. It originated from Indonesia and is popular among many countries such as Brunei, parts of Philippines and Malaysia.

3. Lokum

Lokum is a jelly like dessert which is famous in Turkey. It is also known as the Turkish delight. It consists of starch sugar and other fillings such as dates, pistachios and walnut depending on the flavour. This oddly satisfying desert comes in many colours that are not only great in taste but soothing to the eyes.

4. Tajine

Eid isn’t only about sweets as we’ve experienced in our own country. Many other countries also have meaty feasts such as tajine which is a slow cooked meat dishes including other vegetables along with it. It is made out of any meat such as lamb, beef or chicken. It is a popular dish in Morocco and Alegria situated in the North African region.

5. Lapis legit

This is a multilayer cake which is popular in Indonesia. It is made like a typical cake out of flour, eggs and butter but with a twist as it contains spices such as cardamom and cloves to add a bit of tingly flavour to it. As it takes a lot of time and effort to prepare the cake that is why it is mostly seen and eaten on special occasions.

6. Bolani

Bolani is thin crusted bread with a vegetable filling which is widely popular in Afghanistan. It is a dish which is enjoyed throughout the month of Ramadan and on Eid as well. The stuffing is made out of vegetables like potatoes, lentils or pumpkin and is served with yogurt.

7. Manti

These are similar to the dumplings that are found and originated from China. In Russia, this delicious dish is made on Eid out of either lamb or beef and quite spicy. It can vary in shape and sizes but it is definitely a dish that should be on your foods to eat list this season.

8. Maamoul

It is an ancient Arab dessert which can be shaped like a dome, ball or a flattened cookie and contains fillings such as dates, walnuts, pistachios, almonds and figs. These cookies are made in countries like Syria and Lebanon. Kleicha is a very similar cookie enjoyed in Iraq as well as Kahk in Egypt and Sudan.

9. Cambaabur

It is a Somalian Eid bread which is skillet fried and topped with sugar and yogurt. It is popular as a breakfast option on Eid. This recipe is also very popular in Djibouti and may have originated there.

10. Tuhfahije

This is a desert which is enjoyed by many Bosnians on Eid. It is a desert made of apples that are stuffed with walnuts and stewed in sweet sugary water to make them taste like candy. It is topped with either whipped cream or syrup.