Eid ul Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, is an annual holiday that Muslims celebrate. It teaches us not only of the joy of giving, but of the strength required for sacrifice, and makes us aware of how much we have to be truly grateful for in this world. When you start to think of how hard it would be for you to sacrifice the things you love, you realize just how much you have been blessed with.
In the spirit of this lovely holiday, I have compiled a list of five of the most popular Eid ul Adha dishes in my house. Keep in mind that this list is not vegetarian-friendly. (Sorry, folks, but since this Eid has a lot to do with giving away meat to your friends, family and the needy, veggies don’t rate high on the menu!)
And without further ado, here we go!
1. Mutton Biryani
2. Bihari Kabab
3. Grilled Chops
4. Pepper Steak
5. Steak Quesadilla
½ lb sirloin steak
1 green pepper (diced)
1 onion (chopped)
1 garlic clove (minced)
1 tablespoon cilantro (minced)
¼ teaspoon dried rosemary(crushed)
4 (6 inch) flour tortillas
1 tomato (diced)
¼ cup fresh slIced mushrooms
1 ½ cups Mozzarella cheese
Oil (for cooking)
Step 1: Put steak on the grill and cook until the steak is well cooked. Remember, you don’t want any pink left in there! Remove from grill and allow the steak to cool a little. Slice steak into thin strips.
Step 2: Add a tiny bit of oil to a large pan. Sauté the peppers, onion, garlic and mushrooms until tender. Sprinkle top of the vegetables with cilantro and rosemary.
Step 3: Place 1 tortilla onto the bottom of the pan. Lay out a layer of cheese a layer of cheese (about ¼ cup), then about half of the sliced steak. Then with a slotted spoon add a layer of the pepper mixture. Top with tomatoes and another layer of cheese. Add another tortilla on top. When the bottom tortilla is lightly browned and cheese has started to melt, flip and cook on the opposite side. Cut into wedges and serve.
Which of these dishes are your favorite? What foods do you most enjoy eating on special occasions?
Wishing you all the very best Eid,