5 Mouth Watering Bakri Eid Recipes to Celebrate the Festival

5 Mouth Watering Bakri Eid Recipes to Celebrate the Festival

Bakri Eid, also known as Eid ul-Adha, is one of the most important religious festivals observed by Muslim communities worldwide. The festival commemorates Prophet Ibrahim's absolute dedication and great sacrifice to Allah. Hence, it is also known as the ‘festival of sacrifice.’ 

This year, in 2024, the festival will be observed on 17th June. So, with the festival just around the corner, if you are looking for some Eid special dish recipes, you have come to the right place. In this blog, we discuss 5 mouth-watering Eid recipes from around the world that you can try making at home this year on Eid ul-Adha and impress your loved ones with your exceptional cooking. So, without any further ado, let’s dive right in. 

Recipe 1 – Muhammara

Originating from the Aleppo region in Syria, Muhammara is a dip made from red pepper. It looks very similar to hummus. It is a popular dish in the Middle East and is generally part of a festival feast. 

This dish is loved by all and for a good reason. It has the zing from the pepper, and the silky-smooth texture goes well as a dip with any snack like a pita bread or a mezze platter. You can also serve Muhammara with some garlic prawns and stuffed mushrooms or use it as a base sauce for pizza to give it a middle-easter twist and flavour. 

Ingredients needed

  • 3 red peppers
  • ½ cup toasted walnuts
  • 3-4 garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • Salt as per taste 

Method

  • Roast the whole pepper directly over an open flame; use a pair of tongs to rotate until it is charred evenly on all sides and becomes soft on the inside. Let the pepper cool and peel the skin
  • Now, put the pepper in a large mixing bowl, add all the other ingredients, and blend it until you get a smooth paste.
  • If you feel the mixture is too thick, you can add some more olive oil
  • Taste it and adjust the seasoning as you like
  • Transfer the sauce to a serving bowl, scatter some black and green olives around and enjoy 

You can use the FB101 Hand Blender offered by Wipro Appliances. It has a powerful 300W DC motor that functions efficiently without making any noise and allows you to blend any ingredients to perfection. 

Recipe 2 –  Harissa Grilled Chicken 

If you are looking for unique Bakra Eid recipes other than Eid Biryani, you must try making this amazing grilled chicken dish from North Africa. Harissa is a spicy and tangy paste that is used as a marinade or a dipping sauce. 

This simple recipe can be made in less than 60 minutes. The best part is that if you don’t want another non-veg dish in your feast, you can replace the chicken with vegetables, tofu, or paneer. You can serve Harissa grilled chicken for starters or as a wholesome dish on a bed of hummus and pita bread slices. You can also slice the chicken and wrap it in a paratha with some salad and yoghurt. 

Ingredients needed

  • 400 gm chicken (boneless)
  • 2tsp black pepper powder
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large online (thinly sliced)
  • 4tbsp homemade or ready harissa paste
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Handful of coriander (finely chopped)
  • Salt as per taste 

Method

  • Wash the chicken pieces thoroughly and pat dry with a paper towel. Season it well with pepper and salt. Make a cut into the pieces and place them in a bowl.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over, add the onions, and three spoonful of harissa paste and lemon juice. Give the mixture a good mix, cover the chicken pieces with the paste and let it sit for about 30 minutes
  • Heat a griddle pan, brush it with some olive oil, and add the chicken pieces to the pan along with the marinade. Grill the chicken on each side for about 3 minutes and then flip until the chicken is cooked and caramelised all over
  • Take the chicken off the heat and add in the last spoonful of harissa paste
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning, and serve with a garnish of some olive oil on top and fresh coriander leaves 

If you don’t have a griddle pan, grill the chicken over the Elato BS202 1000-Watt Sandwich Maker by Wipro Appliances. This sandwich maker has a non-toxic ceramic coating over its heating plate, allowing you to make sandwiches and grill the chicken with minimal oil or butter. 

The fast-heating feature of the appliance lets you cook the dishes faster and lets you save a lot of time and energy. 

Recipe 3 – Souvlaki 

Speaking of Barka Eid recipes, the feast may seem a little incomplete without some kebabs, right? But this year, instead of making the traditional Indian-style kebab, you can try making Souvlaki, a Greek-style kebab dish. 

Souvlaki is a popular street food dish in Greece. It is made with chicken or lamb meat. It is the best dish to serve as an appetiser, setting the right tone for the rest of the meal. The fresh flavours of lime, garlic, and rosemary make your tastebuds crave more. 

Ingredients needed

  • 500 gm chicken pieces (boneless)
  • 4-5 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2tsp black pepper powder
  • ½ tsp paprika powder
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1tsp lemon zest
  • 2tbs olive oil
  • Salt as per taste 

Method

  • Wash the chicken pieces thoroughly, cut them into 2” pieces and keep them aside
  • Now prepare the marinade for the chicken by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl and whisking them together
  • Cover the mixture and leave it in the refrigerator for about 3 hours
  • Now put the chicken pieces in the marinade and cover the pieces with the mixture on all sides
  • Heat a griddle pan on high flame, put the chicken pieces into the skewer and sear it on the pan
  • Heat one side for about 4-5 minutes. Brush the chicken with olive oil as it heats up. Flip it over and let it cook on the other side for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve the chicken with or without the skewers with some flatbreads and some salad 

Recipe 4 – Marrakesh Lamb Tagine 

You may have a few non-veg dishes on the menu for the Bakri Eid feast, but you must have at least one lamb dish. And what better way to serve a lamb dish to your loved ones than a Lamb Tagine? You can serve it as a main course item with plain rice or rotis. 

Tagine is a stew-like dish from North Africa. It is named after the traditional earthenware pot in which it is cooked. This recipe is a modern version of it, and you can make it home in your pressure cooker. 

Ingredients needed

  • 500 gm lamb meat (boneless)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion (thinly sliced)
  • 4-5 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 inch garlic (grated)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 cup chicken stock (you can also use plain water)
  • ½ cup dried apricots
  • ½ dates (chopped)
  • 1tbsp butter
  • Pinch of nutmeg powder
  • 2tbsp fresh coriander leaves (freshly chopped)
  • 2tbsp toasted almonds 

Method

  • Wash the meat thoroughly, and cut it into 2-inch pieces
  • Marinate the meat with salt and turmeric, rub it into the meat with your hands, and let it rest for about 30-40 minutes
  • Soak the saffron in 2 tablespoons of warm water and keep it aside
  • In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat oil and when the oil is hot, throw in the marinated lamb pieces, let them turn brown on the side, and then turn over. Transfer the lamb to a plate and keep it aside
  • In the same pan, lower the heat and sauté the onions for about 2 minutes till they turn soft. Then add the ginger, tomato puree, cinnamon stick, salt, pepper, paprika and nutmeg powder, give all the ingredients a good mix and let it cook for about 3 minutes
  • Add the seared lamb into the mixture and mix it well so that the meat can absorb all the flavours of the spices. Pour over the stock or water, as well as chopped apricots, dates, and saffron water. Give it a good mix, cover the pan, and let it cook on a slow flame for about 35 minutes. Give it a stir occasionally
  • Once the meat becomes tender and the sauce is thickened, turn off the heat and let it rest for about 5 minutes. Toss the butter in
  • Transfer the meat to a bowl, and serve garnished with coriander leaves and chopped almond flakes on top 

You can cook the dish over the Vesta CIC202 2000-Watt Induction Cooktop with Feather Sensor and Crystal Glass Plate offered by Wipro Appliances. This amazing induction stove has smart cooking options, and the powerful heating elements deliver efficient and powerful performance. It also helps speed up the cooking process. 

You can also use the smart timer feature, set the time, and be assured that the food is cooked to perfection. 

Recipe 5 –  Dates Truffle 

A breakfast feast cannot be complete with a sweet dish, right? After devouring all those meaty and spicy kebabs and stews, you may need something sweet to calm your taste buds. And a date truffle is exactly what you need. These tiny bites are super tasty and healthy. So, you can indulge without any feeling of guilt. 

Ingredients needed

  • 1 cup dates (chopped)
  • 2 cups oats
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened peanut butter
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1tsp cocoa powder, sesame seeds, crushed nuts

Method

  • Soak the dates in hot water for about 10 minutes, drain the excess water and keep it aside
  • Blend the dates in a blender for a couple of minutes
  • Add in the oats, chocolate, chia seeds, and peanut butter, and blend it again till you have a course dough-like mixture
  • Transfer the mixture into a bowl, and shape it into any shape of your choice, like a ball or square pieces
  • Now roll the balls in some cocoa powder and toasted sesame seeds, top it with some crushed nuts and enjoy 

So, there you go. Here are 5 Eid recipes that you can make this year to make the festival memorable.

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