5 Dishes To Try During Eid-al-Fitr Or Forever Hold Your Tongue (That Is, Till The Next Eid Comes Around)


There are two types of people: the ones who ask or the ones who are being asked the question, “Where’s the biryani?!”.

Eid is the kind of festival everyone’s up for – who doesn’t like stuffed faces and pockets (here’s looking at you, Eidi)? So let us acquaint you to all the food that you must try the next time Eid’s around, unless you’re okay with waiting for another year to relish all this deliciousness! Didn’t think so. 😛

1. Paya Curry & Naan

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When you’re up early for Eid prayers, you’ve got to eat a hearty meal. For most, this means digging into Paya curry, an exquisite spicy stew made of goat trotters, along with naan or tandoori roti. An Eid morning has the streets explode into activity from the crack of dawn, serving delicacies such as this one to kickstart the festivities.


2. Sheer Khurma

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We all know that in India, kuch meetha is cue for celebration. Eid follows this to a T with creamy Sheer Khurma, a milk-based concoction with strands of butter-roasted vermicelli, dry fruits & nuts like dates & cashews and sweet-smelling cardamom. Sheer Khurma’s drool-inducing aroma and rich flavours will have you lapping it up in no time!


3. Biryani

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Biryani on Eid is just unlike biryani on any other day, and that’s guaranteed no matter where you try it! We’d like to believe that the reason why it tastes so delicious on Eid is because the festive feeling in the air seeps overnight into the slowly-simmering biryani. Food for thought, eh?


4. Haleem

Source: The Times Of India

Ah, Haleem! The trusty friend of the month of Ramadan makes one final appearance on Eid, before taking its leave for another year. If you haven’t given it a try yet, Eid is a good time to relish this savoury stew of broken wheat, lentils and meat!


5. Falooda

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Sheer Khurma may hog all the limelight, but Falooda is an Eid favourite too! The original desi thickshake before it was cool, Falooda contains vermicelli, sweet basil seeds, psyllium (better known as Isabgol), is topped off with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with rose syrup. It’s the perfect way to end a lovely Eid day.

You made it all the way through this list – congratulations! Now that you’re here, it’s time to hop on to Swiggy and check out what’s being served in your area for Eid. Download the app here & get Swiggying!

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