Hajj season has begun, at the end of which Muslims the world over will celebrate ‘Eid al-Adha, the second of two Muslim holidays in the lunar calendar year. Most people will have small or large gatherings, though not as large as ‘Eid al-Fitr, or the celebration that marks the end of the month of fasting during Ramadan.
That said, doesn’t every celebration have great food? I hand-picked several of my favorite recipes listed here on My Halal Kitchen for you to choose from.
Need tips to get prepared? Scroll down to the bottom for those.
These appetizers can easily be doubled or tripled to accomodate large parties. Having a small gathering? Cut the recipes in half and enjoy them all the same.
Main Meals (for small, intimate dinners)
Some people have small gatherings at Eid al Adha; some couples or small families may celebrate at home with a quiet brunch, lunch or early dinner. Why not make a simple, special meal for two, three or four? These elegant recipes will fill your table with flavor while not keeping you in the kitchen all morning long.
Main Meals (for larger gatherings)
Cooking for crowds can often be so tiring and somewhat overwhelming. These recipes are not only crowd-pleasers, but satisfying, flavorful and full of presentation. Pair them with some of the side dishes recommended below and you’re halfway to a table full of food to feed an army.
I love these side dishes for how healthy, quick and easy they are to make. Can’t find radicchio? Substitute cabbage instead? Your grocery store doesn’t have corralini pasta? Just pick up some penne instead. They’re versatile and light, making it easier for everyone to leave room for dessert!
Who doesn’t look forward to dessert? Cakes. Cookies. Ice cream. We know we shouldn’t indulge at any time, but during ‘Eid it’s definitely an occasion to try a sampling. These are made with healthy, all-natural ingredients, taking off some of the guilt factor. Just some…