Eid ul-Fitr 2024: Celebrate Top 10 Food Recipes For Eid

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Eid ul-Fitr is a significant Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Traditional Eid ul-Fitr dishes vary greatly depending on cultural and regional preferences. Here are some popular dishes that are commonly prepared for Eid ul-Fitr celebrations.

1. Biryani:

This fragrant rice dish cooked with spices and meat (often chicken, lamb, or beef) is a staple in many Muslim households during Eid celebrations.

Biryaniimage credit: Pinterest


For the chicken, lamb, or beef Marinade:

  • 500 grms chicken, lamb, or beef pieces as per your choice (bone-in or boneless, your choice)
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

For the Rice:

  • 2 cups Basmati rice, soaked for 30 minutes and drained
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-3 whole cloves
  • 2-3 whole green cardamom pods
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick
  • Salt to taste

For Layering:

  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or ghee
  • Fresh cilantro (coriander) leaves, chopped
  • Fresh mint leaves, chopped

Saffron strands soaked in 2 tablespoons warm milk (optional, for color and aroma)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, lamb, or beef pieces with yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, ground coriander, turmeric powder, garam masala, salt, and lemon juice. Mix well to coat the chicken evenly in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results.
  2. In a large pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the soaked and drained Basmati rice along with bay leaf, cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, and salt. Cook the rice until it’s about 70-80% done. It should still have a slight bite to it. Drain the rice and set aside.
  3. In a separate large skillet or pan, heat vegetable oil or ghee over medium heat. Add the thinly sliced onions and sauté until they turn golden brown and crispy. Remove the onions from the oil using a slotted spoon and set aside on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  4. In the same skillet with the remaining oil, add the marinated chicken, lamb, or beef pieces along with the marinade. Cook the chicken over medium heat until it’s partially cooked and the marinade thickens, about 8-10 minutes.
  5. Now, it’s time to layer the biryani. In a large heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven, spread half of the partially cooked rice evenly at the bottom. Next, add a layer of the cooked chicken and its gravy on top of the rice.
  6. Sprinkle some chopped cilantro and mint leaves over the chicken layer. Then, add the remaining rice on top, spreading it evenly.
  7. Drizzle the saffron-infused milk over the rice for added color and aroma, if using. Alternatively, you can also use food coloring diluted in milk.
  8. Finally, sprinkle the crispy fried onions over the rice layer. Cover the pot tightly with a lid or aluminum foil to seal in the steam.
  9. Place the pot over low heat and let the biryani cook for about 20-25 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together and the rice to finish cooking through.
  10. Once done, remove the pot from the heat and let it rest, covered, for another 10 minutes.
  11. Gently fluff the biryani with a fork, mixing the layers together slightly, before serving.
  12. Serve hot with raita (yogurt sauce), salad, and your favorite chutneys or sauses.

Enjoy your homemade chicken, lamb, or beef  biryani as part of your Eid ul-Fitr celebration!


2. Kebabs:

Grilled or skewered meats, such as seekh kebabs or shish kebabs, are popular Eid dishes in many parts of the world.

seekh kebabimage credit: Pinterest


  • 500g ground meat (beef, lamb, or chicken)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped (adjust according to taste)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (coriander)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust according to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (for brushing)
  • Metal skewers or wooden skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before using to prevent burning)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground meat, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, minced ginger, chopped green chilies, chopped cilantro, chopped mint leaves, ground cumin, ground coriander, garam masala, red chili powder, and salt.
  2. Mix the ingredients together thoroughly using your hands. Make sure all the spices and herbs are evenly distributed throughout the meat mixture.
  3. Take a handful of the meat mixture and mold it onto a metal skewer or wooden skewer, shaping it into a cylindrical or sausage-like shape. Press the meat mixture firmly onto the skewer to ensure it holds together.
  4. Repeat the process until all the meat mixture is used up, making sure to leave some space between each kebab on the skewers.
  5. Preheat your grill or barbecue to medium-high heat. If using a grill pan or oven, preheat it as well.
  6. Brush the kebabs with a little vegetable oil on all sides to prevent sticking to the grill.
  7. Place the skewers on the preheated grill or barbecue and cook for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the kebabs are cooked through and nicely browned on all sides.
  8. Once cooked, remove the kebabs from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
  9. Serve the kebabs hot with fresh naan bread, mint chutney, yogurt sauce, or your favorite accompaniments.

Enjoy your homemade Seekh Kebabs as part of your Eid ul-Fitr feast!

3. Samosas:

These crispy, deep-fried pastries filled with spiced meat or vegetables are a favorite appetizer or snack during Eid festivities.

samosaimage credit: instagram

For the dough –

  • 250g All purpose flour
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kalonji
  • 50g Oil
  • Water as required

For the potato stuffing-

  • 50g Peanuts
  • 400g potato
  • A small piece Ginger
  • 3-4 green chilli
  • 1 teaspoon Dhaniya powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt as per teste
  • Kasturi methi
  • Chaat masala

For frying:

  • Vegetable oil for deep frying



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 Enjoy your homemade vegetable samosas as a delicious snack during your Eid ul-Fitr celebrations!

4. Haleem

A rich and hearty stew made with meat (usually beef, chicken or lamb), lentils, Oats and wheat, haleem is a comforting dish enjoyed by many during Eid.

But Now I will Show you ”Chicken Oats Haleem”

Haleem image credit: instagram



  • 1/2 kg chicken with bones leg piece (You can use boneless chicken also)
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 1/2cup coriander leaves
  • 1/4cup mint leaves
  • 4-6 green chillies
  •  lentils/daal of your choice
  • (4tbsp mash daal+2tbsp moong daal+2tbsp masoor daal)
  • 1/2cup oil
  • 1/2cup full fat yoghurt
  • 2cinnamon,3cloves & 8-10 pepper corns
  • 2&1/2tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1tsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3tsp salt (total )
  • 1&1/2tsp garam masala powder
  • 3tbsp lemon juice
  • 1&1/2tsp coriander powder
  • 1tbsp cumin powder
  • 5tbsp ghee
  • 1/2cup quick oats
  • 3-4 cups water
  • 2 chicken stock cub
    (You can use 3-4 cups homemade chicken stock)


1. wash & Soak all lentils/daal . keep aside.
2. Fry sliced onions until golden brown & divide in two parts. crush half part & keep half aside.
3. make a paste of coriander,mint & green chillies.
4. Heat oil in a pan add whole spices, Ginger & garlic,red chilli, half salt,garam masala & turmeric. fry for 1min.
5. Add chicken, yoghurt & fry .
6. Add crushed fried onions, & green chilli paste. saute
7. Add 1/2cup water ,cover & cook until chicken is tender.
8. shred the chicken & add back into the masala.
9. Add chicken stock .
10. Add soaked daal. cover & cook in low flame for 15min,stirr in between.
11. Add oats, coriander & cumin powder & lemon juice. add remaining salt.
12. Add ghee & mix well.

Enjoy your homemade Haleem with chopped coriander, lemon & fried onions serve hot!

5. Sheer Khurma:   

A special dessert made with vermicelli, milk, sugar, and dried fruits like dates and nuts. It’s a traditional sweet dish served for breakfast or as a dessert on Eid morning.

Sheer Khurmaimage credit: instagram


  • 8-10 almonds
  • 8-10 cashews
  • 12-15 pistachios
  • 4 dried dates / kharek
  • 2.5 tsp charoli / chironji
  • Soak all the above ingredients in water for atleast 4-5 hours.
  • Later chop them into slices or small pieces. (remove peel from almonds, pistachios & charoli)
  • 1 litre milk
  • 4 tbsp ghee (in total)
  • 4 chopped fresh dates
  • 12-15 rasins (wash it with water & use)
  • 50 gram sevaiyan (you may use a little less too, but I love sheer khurma with lots of sevaiyan so have used a little extra here)
  • 8-10 saffron strands
  • 1/3 cup sugar (as per taste)
  • Serve it warm or chilled.


This recipe is a must try on Eid and also for all the ones with a sweet tooth, I am sure this won’t disappoint you at all!

6. Nalli Nihari:  

Within 1 hour slow-cooked Nalli-Nihari made with tender meat (usually beef or lamb), spices, and sometimes bone marrow. It’s often served with naan.

Nalli Nihariimage credit: youtube.com


  • 1 kg nihari mutton with nalli
  • stoneflower little bit or patthar k phool
  • 4,5 cardomom or hari elaichi
  • 4,5 cloves or laung
  • 2 inch dalchini or cinnamon
  • 1 tsp zeera
  • 1 tsp saunf or fennel
  • 2 badi elaichi or blck cardamom
  • 1 star anaise or badiyan phool
  • 2 tsp dhaniya powder or coriander
  • For wet masala—— boil with nihari
  • 4 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 4,5 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • salt to taste
  • handful coriander leaves
  • 5,6 green chiilies choppes
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • water as required


Enjoy your homemade Nalli-Nihari as part of your Eid ul-Fitr feast!

7. Zarda

A sweet rice dish flavored with saffron, cardamom, and dried fruits like raisins and almonds. It’s a colorful and fragrant dessert commonly enjoyed during Eid.

Zardaimage credit: youtube.com



  • 1/2 kg sela rice (soaked for 3 hours in hot water )
  • 2 cups sugar or 1/2 kg or 1.5 cups if you want less
  • 6 green cardamoms
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 tbsp Zafrani kewra essence
  • 2 serving spoons desi ghee
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup khoya  (1 cup nido + 1 pack olperz cream =microwave for 5 minutes first then mix.again microwave for 2 mins .khoya is ready )
  • 1/2 tsp food color
  • 50 grams each (cut dry fruit ) 1/2 cup pistachio ,almond,coconut  (soak in hot water for 30 mins then peel almonds and cut into half,cut coconut in to 1/4 inch piece )


First boil water and add food color and half cloves and cardamoms. then add rice and boil them 100% then drain all water and in the same pot add ghee. add remaining cloves and cardamoms. add rice and sprinkle sugar on them. mix gently. add 1/4 cup water and cover the lid for just 1 min. by this sugar will release water and rice will cook in this water nicely. after adding sugar flame will be on high all the time. when all water gets dry add half khoya and half nuts. add 2 tbsp kewra essence and simmer on med flame with a flat tawa under neath for 10 mins. serve hot

8. Mutton Korma:

A creamy and flavorful Mutton Korma made with yogurt, cream, and various spices. It’s a popular main dish served with rice or naan during Eid celebrations.

mutton kormaimage credit: youtube.com


  • Mutton- 1 kg
  • Onion- 3
  • Large Bayleaf- 2-3
  • Cinnamon- 1
  • Green cardamom- 4-5
  • Black cardamom- 2-4
  • Nutmeg- very little 1/th tbspn
  • Mace- few Cloves- 4-6
  • Black pepper- 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 tbspn
  • Oil- 1/3rd cup
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2 tbspn
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilly powder- 2& 1/2 tbspn
  • Coriander powder- 2& 1/2 tbspn
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tbspn
  • Cashews- 10-12
  • Yoghurt- 1& 1/2 cup
  • Kewda essence- 3-4 drops


9. Fruit Chaat:

Fruit chaat is another very popular Ramzan recipe and is very simple to make . The Fruit Chaat ingredients are almost similar to the Creamy Fruit Chaat recipe except a few extra ingredients are used. This creamy Fruit cocktail can be made using fruits and dry fruits of your choice to make a healthy and fiber rich veg Iftar recipe .

Creamy fruit chattimage credit: youtube.com


  • Fruits of your choice cut into pieces.
  • Banana -1
  • Apple – 1
  • Small Pear – 1
  • Pineapple – 2 slices
  • Fruit Cocktail – 1 can
  • pomegranate seeds -1/2 cup
  • Almonds chopped – 6-8
  • Black or Yellow raisins 1-2 tbsp
  • Cream – 1 tin
  • Salt 2 pinches (optional )
  • Chaat Masala _ 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Condensed milk (optional ) 2-3 tbsp
  • Honey or sugar as required.


Mix all the ingredients with the cream except the fruits and dried fruits .Mix well. Add in the Fruits and the Dried fruits . Mix everything together and enjoy. The tasty and quick recipe for creamy fruit chaat is ready to serve. Add a scoop of icecream to this amazing fruit salad and enjoy.

10. Pakoras

Deep-fried fritters made with chickpea flour and various vegetables like potatoes, onions, and spinach. They’re a popular snack or appetizer during Eid gatherings.

pakoraimage credit: instagram



  • Potatoes (2 large)
  • Onion (3)
  • Green Chillis (3-4)
  • Spinach (1/2 cup)
  • Gram flour(Baisan) (1 cup)
  • Salt(acc to your taste)
  • Red Chilli Powder (1 tbsp)
  • Turmeric powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Crushed Coriander (1 tbsp)
  • Zeera powder (1/2 tbsp)
  • Ajwain(pinch)
  • Water(1/2 cup)
  • Chaat Masala (sprinkle it in the End)


 These are just a few examples, and Eid ul-Fitr dishes can vary widely depending on cultural and regional traditions. The important thing is to prepare and share delicious food with family and friends to celebrate the joyous occasion.

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