Eid

Eid-ul-Fitr cuisines

Eid-ul-Fitr is also known as "Sweet Eid" because of the amount and variety of sweet dishes consumed on this occasion celebrating the happy end of Ramadan. The breakfast of Eid-ul-Fitr are sweet dishes, including Sheer Korma, a dish made by cooking saviyaan (a local form of long pasta) with dates. The pasta and dates, cooked separately in milk, are also consumed as breakfast before offering Eid Prayer. Some of the Dishes are cham cham, Barfi, Gulab jamun and different forms of cakes as well as ras malai are popular. These are not only consumed inside houses but also presented to relatives and friends when visiting them on Eid-ul-Fitr.

Eid-ul-Adha cuisines

Eid-ul-Adha is the "Salty Eid" because a larger variety of dishes than those served during Eid-ul-Fitr are savoury, including beef or mutton depending on the animal slaughtered in the house. The presents offered to friends, relatives, and the poor of the society include the meat of the slaughtered animal. A barbecue is a must on first day of Eid-ul-Adha. The fried liver of the animal is used as breakfast and different dishes include different varieties of kebabs (boneless meat that has been meshed and fried or roasted), haleem, Korma, and other varieties. Rice dishes, including different forms of Pulao and Biryani, are also very popular. Soft drinks are also popular beverages on both these occasions.