Eid-Al-Adha 2021: The best foods people eat to celebrate - GulfToday

Eid-Al-Adha 2021: The best foods people eat to celebrate


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This year, Eid-al-Adha holidays start from 19 July to 23 July.

Eid Al Adha is the most important and the second significant religious festival of Islam.

It is also known as the “feast of sacrifice,” and is sometimes called Salty Eid, because of the variety of foods eaten during the festival.


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Eid-al-Adha requires the sacrifice of an animal, usually sheep, as a commemoration of Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to a command from Allah.

Traditions vary in every part of the world but one thing they all have in common is that there will be a variety of dishes and the feast will be enjoyed.

Here are some of the most popular dishes eaten during Eid-al-Adha.


Biriyani is a popular rice dish from South Asia including vegetables, meat (mutton, goat or cow), spices and aromatic herbs.

biryani 22 Biryani.

  It is usually served with yoghurt and salads.


An Eid-al-Adha feast includes a variety of dishes that can be made vegetarian.

In Morocco, tagine is a popular choice. The dish consists of a savoury stew steamed with vegetables. You can also add poultry, meat or fish to it.


Korma is another dish that can be either vegan-friendly or be made with meat.

It is a curry that is popular in the Indian subcontinent and is made with vegetables or meat that have been braised with cream or yoghurt, water stock and spices to produce a thick sauce.

Vegetable food 1 Tagine.

Like most other curries, korma is typically served with rice.


Maqluba is a traditional dish in Middle Eastern countries and consists of fried vegetables, meat and rice cooked together in a pot which is then flipped upside down to serve as a large savoury cake.

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This Mughlai dessert, sometimes called “milk with dates”, is prepared using vermicelli, milk, sugar, dates and dried fruits.

The dish is made by cooking vermicelli in milk till it softens and the mixture thickens. Dried fruit is then added on top.


These buttery, shortbread pastries are popular in Lebanon. They are usually filled with walnuts, pistachios, sugar and rose water.

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