One of the most popularly observed Muslim holidays worldwide is Bakra Eid, also known as Eid-ul-Adha. The huge sacrifice made to the Prophet by his follower during this "Feast of Sacrifice" or "Sacrifice Feast" symbolises that follower's unwavering confidence in and loyalty to the Almighty. Muslim families will exchange gifts, dress in their finest embroidered attire, and, of course, enjoy traditional delicacies on this day. We cannot overlook the fact that this event is every meat lover's fantasy come true because "food" is a significant component of the celebration. The delicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha is eagerly anticipated and features a mouthwatering variety of aromatic, rich, and appealing foods!

Here are some of the best Bakr Eid delicacies from around the world that are worth trying-

Tajine

Tajine is a popular dish n, North Africa, especially during Bakr Eid celebrations. This delectable cuisine consists of savoury stews that have been cooked slowly and spiced with meat and vegetables or fruits like plums or apricots. Although lamb or beef can also be used for Eid, chicken is most frequently the meat. The dish was given its name from the triangular-shaped clay cooking pot.

Biryani

This well-known South Asian dish is served with raita (a cucumber, mint, and yoghurt dip), salad, and pickles on the side. It is made of spiced rice, vegetables, and mutton (though any kind of meat will do). Since a traditional biryani can feed a whole crew, this meal is offered not just during Bakr Eid but also during other celebrations. Biryani is the ultimate emotion that combines meat and rice with flavours that burst in the mouth.

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Ma’amoul

On Eid Al Adha, this classic biscuit is a favourite throughout the Middle East. These pastries contain nuts, dates, or figs and are formed like domes, balls, or flat cookies. The filling comes in a variety of flavours and serves as the meal's delectably sweet ending. These tasty Lebanese cookies are also prepared in Syria, Palestine, and Jordan. These shortbread-like pastries with buttery fillings are known as klaicha in Iraq and kahk in Egypt and are filled with honey.

Roasted Lamb

What kind of Bakr Eid celebration would be complete without some savoury roast lamb? It is a well-known and traditional Eid dish throughout the Middle East and Pakistan. The meat is seasoned with herbs, spices, and butter for this delectable dish before being slowly roasted in the oven to let the flavours flow out. The meat will taste better if its texture is soft. However, people can roast it in accordance with their own hobbies, culinary preferences, or cultural traditions.

Bolani

Bolani, a thin-crusted bread from Afghanistan, is traditionally packed with lentils, potatoes, or leafy greens like spinach. At this time of year, it is one of the most popular Afghan dishes and is very well-liked by young people, especially kids. It is usually offered as an appetiser or side dish. It can be served with yoghurt and makes a fantastic side dish for an Eid-ul-Adha meal that is heavy on meat.

Beef Rendang

This dish is a spicy, rich, and creamy Malaysian/Indonesian beef stew cooked with beef, spices, and coconut milk that is well-loved by many Malaysians, especially the Malay community. This Eid classic, known locally as "rendang daging," is said to have its origins in Indonesia and is incredibly tasty. Additionally, Singapore, Brunei, and some regions of the Philippines partake in it.

Sheer Khurma

Sheer Khurma, the crown jewel of all Eid desserts in Central Asia, perfectly captures all joyful events with its rich, delicate flavours and crunchy dried fruits. In Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, this creamy dish is a local favourite. It is prepared using vermicelli, milk, sugar, dates, and dried fruits. The roasted vermicelli is cooked in milk till it softens and the mixture thickens. Later, it is topped with a handful of fried dry fruits as well as an array of spices, depending on the country.

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Lapis Legit

Indonesia's version of the traditional Dutch layer cake, called lapis legit, was influenced by its history of Dutch colonisation. It is prepared similarly to a conventional cake, using wheat, butter, and eggs, but it also includes cardamom, clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg from Indonesia. Given that each layer is prepared from the batter that is poured and broiled before being combined into the finished product, it may be one of the most time-consuming Eid dishes.

Maqluba

It may seem very similar to Biryani because it consists of fried veggies, meat (often chicken, turkey, or lamb), and rice cooked together in a pot. But there's a twist- After cooking all the ingredients together, they are then placed onto the platter upside down. This meal, which is widely consumed throughout the Middle East but especially in nations like Iraq and Syria, is the ideal fusion of traditional Arabic flavours. In the end, it resembles a sizable rice-and-meat-topped savoury cake.