Eid Creations

Muslims around the world celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr (literally translated from Arabic as 'festival of breaking the fast') in mid-May, marking the end of fasting during the month of Ramadan. To celebrate, we prepared many dishes, including traditional stuffed 'kharak' (stuffed dates).   

We also made a traditional dish called 'kheer' to celebrate Eid. This dish is a rich vermicelli pudding made with milk, nuts, dates, sugar and often cardamom. The nuts used are usually cashew nuts, but we tend to use a variety, and, of course, we use vanilla too! 

Here are some links to our favourite stuffed kharak recipes:

- https://beingamommyblog.wordpress.com/2020/05/20/eid-special-anjeer-kharak-stuffed-dates/

- https://newcookeryrecipes.info/stuffed-dates-recipe-stuffed-dates-ramadan-recipes-date-and-nut-laddoodatesstuffed-dateskharak/

Here are some links to our favourite kheer recipes:

- https://www.cookwithmanali.com/sheer-khurma/

- https://www.whiskaffair.com/sheer-khurma-sheer-korma-recipe/

As is the case in the aforementioned recipes, these are some of the most common ingredients in kheer:

- Saffron (soaked in milk)

- Ghee (divided)

- Whole cloves

- Crushed almonds

- Crushed cashew nuts

- Whole raisins

- Crushed unsalted pistachios

- Chironji

- Fine vermicelli

- Whole milk

- Chopped dates

- Sugar

- Cardamom powder

 

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