Eid 2022: From Sweet To Savoury, All You Can Eat For Breakfast This Eid-Ul-Fitr
Image Credit: Pixabay, From sevaiyaan to meethe samose, there's a lot to savour this Eid.

Whenever it’s Eid-ul-Fitr, be rest assured that not just one day but the whole month of Ramadan will be a time of joy and celebration. Ask any Muslim if they find the month-long fasting period tough and they would just answer with a smile. A lot of my acquaintances believe that this holy month provides them a kind of sabab (good blessings) like no other. A week before the day of Eid, you would find people exchanging gifts and going to each other’s houses for feasts. This is seen as a time to get together and bond as a community. The festival is celebrated as per the lunar calendar in Islam. That’s the reason why the date of Eid keeps changing each year, depending on the position and shape of the moon. 

The day the moon turns into a crescent shape after Ramadan is marked as Eid. From wearing new clothes to eating good food, all of this forms part of the celebrations. The Ramadan month means rozas or fasts each day without any food or water. People begin their day before sunrise by eating Sehri and then break their fast at the end of the day when the sun sets, by eating a lavish iftar. It is not just lunch and dinner that is special on this occasion but starting the day on a tasty note is also important. 

Early morning prayers are offered at the mosque and at home by the worshippers and then the fast is broken with a couple of dates. Then is the time of revelry because you can have all you want. To begin the day, delicious breakfast is prepared. 

Best Breakfast Recipes For Eid-ul-Fitr 

Here are some of the recipes you can make for your breakfast spread this Eid. 

1.  Aloo Tarkari With Paratha 

You might not want to indulge in meaty affairs right in the morning or may want to save your appetite for later. So this simple yet delicious combination works well. This gravy-based dish is made by slicing cubes of potatoes in a curry full of onions and tomatoes. It is seasoned with spices and served with a paratha. You can pair it with poori too if you want. 

2.  Meetha Samosa

Didn’t we tell you that you’ll get the best of both worlds in this list? So here we are with a delectable sweet recipe that can feature on your Eid breakfast specials. This dish is a sweet version of the crispy fried snack that usually comes stuffed with potatoes and peas. The conical pastry is dunked with khoya or mawa and loads of chopped dry fruits which gives it a delicious twist. Garnish it with some varq and rose petals for an enhanced appearance. 

3.  Meethi Sevaiyaan 

This is the traditional dessert that is served on Eid-ul-Fitr. Without sevaiyaan, Eid-ul-Fitr would be incomplete. In fact some people also call it meethe wali Eid. The vermicelli strands are tossed in a pool of ghee, along with sugar, dry fruits and coconut. The sweet dish is garnished with saffron strands and eaten after morning prayers. 

4.   Alisa 

This is a Malabar-special dish that is eaten for breakfast or as a side dish during Eid. Popular in Moroccan cultures, Alisa or aleesa is also known as harees. This is basically a cracked wheat porridge that is filled with the goodness and flavour of mutton. The thick porridge is rich and very soul-satisfying. 

5.  Sheer Khurma 

A close cousin of Sevaiyaan, sheer khurma is different from the former because the vermicelli is cooked in milk. The dessert can be served hot or cold and has a creamy and milky texture to it.