After a month of fasting, it is time for the auspicious occasion of Eid ul-Fitr. After the holy month of Ramzan, where Muslims fast throughout the day, they will enjoy their first daytime meal on Eid. The first of the two Eids celebrated by Muslims around the world, Eid ul-Fitr is also known as meethi Eid or chhoti Eid. The day is marked with prayer, offerings, and feasting. So, to make your Eid celebrations delicious and extravagant, try these six recipes.

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1. Mutton Seekh Kebab

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Mutton – 350 gms

Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp finely chopped

Green chilli – 3 finely chopped

Ginger-garlic paste – 1/2 tbsp

Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tbsp

Garam masala – 1/3 tsp

Chaat masala – 1 tbsp

Lemon juice – 2 tbsp

Salt – as per taste

Butter – 2 tsp


Thoroughly wash the mutton and mince it. Add the chopped green chillies and coriander leaves to the minced mutton and mix them well. Transfer the mix into a bowl and add ginger-garlic paste, salt, and the rest of the spice powders. Mix them well.

With moist hands, pat the mixture and shape them into kebabs. Put the kebabs onto skewers and place them into a tandoor. Cook them till they turn reddish-brown. Once done, remove the kebabs from the tandoor and brush them with butter. Add some lemon juice and sprinkle some chaat masala on the kebabs.

Alternatively, you can make the kebabs in a microwave by using the grill function.

2. Murgh Musallam

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Chicken – 1 whole, washed and cleaned thoroughly

Ghee – 2 tbsp

Water – 2 cups

Curd – 1/2 kg, beaten to a creamy consistency

Onions – 4 large, sliced

For paste:

Khus-khus – 1 tbsp

Cinnamon – 8 sticks

Cumin – 1 tbsp

Black cumin (shahjeera) – 1 tbsp

Black peppercorns – 10

Black cardamoms – 2 large

Cardamoms – 7

Cloves – 7

Ginger – 4-inch piece

Garlic – 1 whole

Red chillies – 6-8

Salt – to taste


Fry the sliced onions till they turn golden brown and set them aside. Grind the ginger, garlic, and all the spices into a smooth paste. Marinate the whole chicken completely from the inside and outside. Let it sit for at least 2 hours.

In a large vessel, heat ghee. Once it’s hot, add the marinated chicken and fry it till it turns brown. Add water into the vessel and cook covered, till the chicken is tender.

Add the beaten curd, salt, and fried onions on top. Simmer for 10 minutes.

3. Pashtooni Zarda Pulao

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Rice – 750 gm

Ghee – 200 gm

Khoya – 150 gm

Cardamom – 6

Black cardamom – 6

Cinnamon sticks – 2

Bay leaves – 2

Cloves – 4

Fennel seeds – 5 gm

Cashew – 50 gm

Pistachios – 25 gm

Raisins – 50 gm

Almonds – 25 gm

Saffron – 1 gm

Rosewater – 1/2 tsp

Sugar – 200 gm

Milk – 1/2 cup

Water – 10-15 cups


Mix milk, saffron, rose water, and sugar in a bowl and set aside. Soak the rice in water for an hour and then drain.

Add water to a pan to boil. Once it comes to a boil, add the soaked and drained rice and cook. But don’t let the rice cook fully. Strain the water from the rice and mix half the ghee with it. Add the remaining ghee to a pan and heat it. Put in all the dry fruits and fry till they are golden brown.

Add the whole spices and fry them for 30 seconds. Then, add the milk mixture and bring to a boil. Once boiled, add the rice and cook on low flame, covered, for 10-12 minutes.

Garnish with khoya and nuts.

4. Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani

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For marinade:

Chicken – 500 gm

Salt – to taste

Shahi jeera – 2 tsp

Cardamom – 5

Cinnamon – 1 stick

Turmeric – 1 and 1/2 tsp

Chilli powder – 1 tbsp

Mace powder – a pinch

Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Green chilli – 2

Browned onion – 3/4 cup

Mint leaves – 1 cup

Curd – 1 and 1/2 cup

Oil – 1/4 cup

For rice

Water – 3 litres

Salt – 3 tbsp

Cardamom – 3 to 4

Green chilli – 1

Soaked basmati rice – 2 cups

Water from blanched rice – 1 cup

Saffron – one pinch

Dough – for sealing


Soak the basmati rice for 30-45 minutes. Place the saffron in a bowl and add 3 tbsp of boiling water and wait till it releases its colour.

Wash and pat dry the chicken. Add the chicken and all the marinade ingredients and mix them well.

In a handi or a deep vessel, add water and bring to a boil. Add salt, cardamom, and green chilli, and boil for 5 minutes. Drain the water from the rice and add it to the boiling water in the handi. Stir lightly for 2 minutes and turn off the gas. Strain the rice using a sieve and retain the water from the rice.

In a deep vessel, spread half the rice. Carefully layer the marinated chicken over it. Cover the chicken with the remaining rice. Add 2 cups of water from the strained rice. Drizzle saffron water on top.

Apply the dough to the edges of the vessel and cover it with a lid. Press the lid gently so that the dough seals the lid to the vessel. Place the vessel on high heat for 2-3 minutes. Then, lower the heat and let it cook for another 10-12 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it sit for another 10 minutes.

Garnish with nuts, fried onions, and coriander, and serve.

5. Bread Kheer

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Bread – 4 slices

Oil – 1 cup

Milk – 1 kg

Condensed milk – 1 tin

Milk powder – 1 cup

Boiled rice – 1/2 cup

Sugar – 1/2 cup

Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp

Pistachio – 2 tbsp

Almonds – 2 tbsp, crushed

Silver paper – 2


Cut bread into small pieces and fry them for 3-4 minutes or till they turn golden and crispy. Remove the bread from the oil and drain it on tissue paper.

Use a deep pan to boil milk in it. Once boiled, add cooked rice and fried bread to it. Cook on low heat for 30 minutes and wait for the milk to thicken. Add sugar and increase the flame. Add cardamom powder, condensed milk, and milk powder. Cook for 5-6 minutes till it is done.

Garnish with pistachios, almonds, and silver paper.

6. Sheer Khurma

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Vermicelli – 40 gm

Desi ghee – 3 tbsp

Chironji – 1 tbsp

Pistachio – chopped, 1 tbsp

Walnut – chopped, 1 tbsp

Almond – chopped, 1 tbsp

Dates – 5 to 7

Milk – 1 litre

Saffron – a pinch (optional)

Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp

Sugar – 1/2 cup


Add 1 and 1/2 tbsp ghee to a pan. Add chironji, pistachio, almonds, walnuts, and dates to the ghee and stir. Pour milk and add saffron, cardamom powder, and sugar into it. Cook till the milk reduces to half. Keep stirring while you cook the milk.

In a separate pan, add the remaining ghee and vermicelli. Stir on low heat till the vermicelli turns light brown. Add the reduced milk to it and cook for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve.

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