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11 Of The Most Satisfying Dishes To Try This Eid Al Adha

Eid Al Adha done right!

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19 June 2017

10 Delicious Eid Dishes From Around The World

We promised ourselves a healthy summer and well, most of the days, we were successful. But with Eid Al Adha here, 'healthy eating' isn’t the word we want to hear for a few days.

The joyous festival is all about celebration, gratitude and food — loads and loads of sugar dipped sweets, scrumptious bite-size appetisers and delicious entrées.

If you’re looking to experiment with some cultural Eid Al Adha recipes and dishes scroll away to find what tempts your taste buds.

1. Almond Chicken Curry

Skip the traditional chicken curry, instead use your boneless skinless chicken breasts for slow cooker butter chicken.

Creamy butter blended with chicken chunks, who would say no to that?

 Almond Chicken Curry

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2. Dum Biryani

No Eid (or any celebration) is complete without a plate full of spicy goodness. You don't really have an option but to include this in the menu.

Dum Biryani

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3. Stewed Beef Rendang

This classic Indonesian beef stew is slowly cooked in coconut milk and spices until the meat is melt-in-your-mouth tender, caramelised and Eid-ready.

Stewed Beef Rendang

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4. Kibbeh

Looking to add a side dish better than the main course? Go for these heavenly potatoes, cracked wheat and minced meatballs fried to perfection.


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5. Cumin Lamb Meatballs With Tahini Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Meatballs require time, effort and patience but this dish is worth all that AND more. Served with creamy yoghurt tahini sauce, it will give your buffet the perfect Arabic touch.

Cumin Lamb Meatballs With Tahini Yogurt Dipping Sauce

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6. Slow Roasted Lamb

Fall off the bone, melt in your mouth delicious leg of lamb. Served with fresh herbs and garlic, this one is a sure-shot winner!

Slow Roasted Lamb

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7. Afghani Pulao

Call it plov, pilao, pilaf or pulao, this classic rice and meat dish remains an Eid-favourite in almost all Muslim countries. The authentic recipe (from Afghanistan) is a fragrant blend of steamed rice mixed with lentils, raisins, carrots and lamb.

Afghani Pulao

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8. Steamed Dumpling - Manti

This comforting little meat filled dumpling is the beating heart of Turkish cuisine. The filling is easy and almost identical to a meatloaf or meatball recipe without the bread crumb.

 Steamed Dumpling - Manti

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9. Turkish Kofta Kebabs

Grilled skewers of spiced-up ground lamb or beef, served Turkish style with fresh vegetables, pita and garlicky yoghurt sauce. That's pretty much all you need to impress your guests.

Turkish Kofta Kebabs

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10. Creamy Korma with Naan

Rich, fragrant and oh-so-mouthwateringly delish, this South East Asian curry with meat is famous for its thick gravy served with rice or naan bread.

Just make sure to burn off all those korma-induced calories afterwards.

Creamy Korma with Naan

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11. Arabic Chicken Kabsa

This dish is Arab's answer to South East Aisa's ever so popular Biryani. It's aromatic rice served with fried almonds and raisins, parsley sprigs, and a citrusy yoghurt sauce. You can, of course, switch the meat from chicken to lamb, beef or mutton.

Arabic Chicken Kabsa

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