Eid Ul Adha Recipes

Whether you agree or not, Eid al Adha is all about food. It marks the beginning of barbecue sessions and overeating.  On one hand, the sacrifice makes our eyes water while on the other hand, the food makes our mouth water. This year Eid al Adha is expected on the 11th of August, which will also double the Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan which is on the 14th of August, making it the fourth day of Eid. In Pakistan, Eid is a celebration like no other, and we know how important food is when we’re celebrating.

MASALA CHOPS
These are delicious mutton chops marinated in traditional spices and cooked in a creamy sauce, with a palatable taste and aromatic scent. It serves as a finger-licking appetizer, and will leave your family looking forward to the main course. The best part about Eid al Adha is that you have meat in excessive quantity, in all forms and sizes, so you can make this dish more than once.

KEBDA
Mutton liver marinated and cooked in various herbs and spices, this is a popular breakfast dish in Yemen. Kebda can be served as a main course with rice or naan on the sides. It is sure to serve very well to the spice-addicted taste buds of Pakistani people. Make this delicious dish on Eid and welcome your guests with a dish from the global cuisine.

GALAWAT KA QEEMA
This dish is especially for those people who love subtle flavor and spices, Galawat ka Qeema is an exceptional dish that is marinated in roasted spices and cooked at a high flame. Prepare this delicious qeema for your guests at this year’s Eid dawat and pair them with naan or kulchas to double the flavor.

SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE
It is most likely for you to be stocked with an excessive amount of meat, even after giving 1/3 of it for charity and the other to your family/friends, after the Eid sacrifice. Now with so much meat at hand, you get an opportunity to try new recipes, so try this traditional Italian invention and make Spaghetti Bolognese, which is cooked with beef mince, for your family dinner.

BIHARI QEEMA
The Bihari community of Pakistan is known for their delicious food dishes, Bihari Qeema being one of their creation is slightly different from the simple qeema. Here, beef mince is marinated in spices and then stir fried by giving it a coal smoke. It goes well with naan and is mostly served during dinner.
It is sure to win the hearts of all your guests, so make this on Eid and win their hearts over.

BEEF NIHARI
We all saw this coming!
Beef Nihari is considered one of the most popular dishes of Pakistani cuisine. It is everyone’s favorite and is also one of the ‘Eid specials’ which is paired with Tandoori naan and is served extremely hot. We won’t lie and say that it’s an easy to make dish, because it’s not; it requires effort and if followed correctly, the outcome is amazing. Here’s a step by step guide for you to make Nihari this Eid.


BEEF BIRYANI
You were waiting for this one, weren’t you?
Eid or not, Biryani is that one dish that the people in Karachi love eating any time, any day.
Hence, it is a must for your next Eid dawat.

Chapli Kabab Recipe

THE BEST CHAPLI KABAB

5 (8 ratings)
A Chapli Kabab recipe that’s simple and easy to make yet tastes like it’s from an Afghan or Pakistani restaurant. This recipe includes tips on how to get them crisp and juicy without breaking or falling apart. Tested to perfection!

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Stack of three Aloo Ki Tikkis (Pakistani-Style Potato Cakes) on a round white plate garnished with mint leaves.

EASY PAKISTANI ALOO KI TIKKI – POTATO CUTLETS

5 (14 ratings)
This recipe for Pakistani-style Aloo Ki Tikki is made with mashed potatoes, onions, herbs, and spices. Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian (or optionally vegan).

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Seekh Kebab garnished with cilantro on a white plate

PAKISTANI SEEKH KEBAB (GROUND BEEF SKEWERS)

4.95 (18 ratings)
A simple, uncomplicated Seekh Kebab recipe made with ingredients you likely have on hand. This recipe includes tips on how to make flavorful, tender kebabs that don’t break or fall off the skewers. Includes pan-frying, baking, and air-frying instructions.

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Dahi Bhalla (Dahi Bharay) in a bowl with mint chutney and green chutney on top.

EASY DAHI BHALLA (DAHI BARAY) – FOOLPROOF!

5 (6 ratings)
Here’s an easy-to-follow, foolproof recipe for fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth Dahi Bhalla (or Dahi Baray). This recipe includes troubleshooting tips and tricks to get them soft yet fully cooked inside. Tested to perfection!

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A white plate with Shami Kebab alongside a bowl of raita, lemon wedge and garnished with mint leaves.

EASY SHAMI KEBAB (INSTANT POT AND STOVETOP)

4.92 (36 ratings)
Shami kebabs are tender patties made with beef and (yellow split peas) along with onion, herbs and spices. This recipe includes Instant Pot and stovetop instructions! Naturally gluten-free!

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Cucumber Raita in a bowl with a wooden spoon and cilantro sprinkled on top

EASY CUCUMBER RAITA (15 MINUTES!)

5 (9 ratings)
Learn how to make cucumber raita with this easy and authentic recipe! Raita is a classic yogurt salad that completes many Pakistani and Indian meals. I’ve included my family’s trick for avoiding the cucumber’s bitterness, and optional add-ins to give you an idea of the endless possibilities with raita.

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Cilantro Mint Raita (Dahi Pudina Chutney) in a bowl

10-MINUTE MINT RAITA (RESTAURANT-STYLE)

5 (7 ratings)
This Mint Raita recipe is the perfect condiment for biryani, kebabs, and so much more. Make this restaurant-style raita in less than 10 minutes!

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TRADITIONAL EID DRINKS

Close up of Authentic Pakistani Chai in a white teacup.

AUTHENTIC PAKISTANI CHAI

5 (25 ratings)
The typical Pakistani or Indian family drinks chai very different from the chai latte you get at your local coffee shop. This is an authentic cup of chai you will find brewing in the typical Pakistani kitchen.

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Masala Chai (Tea) being poured into a cup

EASY MASALA CHAI (TEA) RECIPE – SPICED CHAI

5 (26 ratings)
An authentic recipe for Masala Chai (tea) or Indian Spiced Chai. This easy recipe uses black tea bags (or leaves) and whole spices and takes less than 20 minutes to make!

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Kashmiri Chai (Pink Tea) Recipe

20-MINUTE KASHMIRI CHAI (PINK TEA)

4.94 (32 ratings)
This easy, one-pot Kashmiri Chai recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make! This is not a traditional Noon Chai recipe, but an accessible version that’s still delicious (and pink)! Make it with regular green tea leaves if you can’t find Kashmiri tea leaves.

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Mango Lassi in a clear glass with white straw

THE BEST MANGO LASSI (RESTAURANT-STYLE)

5 (11 ratings)
This Mango Lassi recipe makes better-than-restaurant lassi with six easy-to-find ingredients. The base of the recipe is strong while allowing you to adjust to taste according to your mangoes. Tested to perfection!

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THE PERFECT SWEET LASSI RECIPE

5 (20 ratings)
Watered down, not cold enough, coarse, or just bland. I’ll admit, I’ve had many a mediocre Lassi. It wasn’t until I tasted my brother-in-law’s version that I realized how good a classic Punjabi Lassi can be. This is my take on his Sweet Lassi recipe – creamy, smooth, frothy perfection.

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MAIN DISHES FOR EID

RICE MAIN DISHES

Chicken Biryani on a gold-trimmed platter with a silver rice spoon resting on the side

PAKISTANI CHICKEN BIRYANI (THE BEST!)

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An uncomplicated yet authentic Chicken Biryani recipe with simple, easy-to-follow instructions (no curveballs!) and mouthwatering, traditional Pakistani and Indian flavor. Tested to perfection!

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Easy Instant Pot Chana Pulao

INSTANT POT PAKISTANI CHANA PULAO (CHICKPEA PILAF) – 20-MINUTE PREP!

4.96 (48 ratings)
This Instant Pot Pakistani Chana Pulao is easy, flavorful, and it takes less than 20 minutes of total prep time! Perfect for a weeknight dinner yet elegant enough for guests. Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian!

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Instant Pot Chicken Pulao in a bowl garnished with cilantro.

INSTANT POT CHICKEN PULAO

4.9 (39 ratings)
This quick and easy Instant Pot Chicken Pulao recipe requires just 25 minutes of prep time and results in tender boneless chicken and perfectly cooked rice.

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BEEF, MUTTON, AND LAMB MAIN DISHES

Instant Pot Pakistani-style Haleem made with beef and grains in a white bowl with wooden spoon and garnishing

EASY PAKISTANI HALEEM RECIPE (INSTANT POT)

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This Pakistani-style Haleem recipe is authentic, full of classic flavor, and the perfect consistency…Yet easy to achieve in the Instant Pot.

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Aloo Gosht (Mutton and Potato Curry) in a white Dutch Oven.

ALOO GOSHT (MUTTON/LAMB AND POTATO CURRY)

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Aloo Gosht is a traditional Pakistani and Indian-style Mutton/Lamb and Potato Curry. Make this recipe with lamb or goat over stovetop or Instant Pot. Tested & perfected!

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Nihari in a white bowl garnished with condiments

EASY NIHARI (PAKISTANI BEEF STEW)

5 (43 ratings)
Here’s an Easy Nihari (Pakistani Beef Stew) recipe that requires 1 pot and less than 30 minutes of initial prep time. This recipe gives stovetop & slow cooker instructions and promises tender beef shank (or stew) meat. Recipe includes step-by-step and video!

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Easy Instant Pot Nihari

EASY INSTANT POT NIHARI (PAKISTANI BEEF STEW)

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This Instant Pot Nihari recipe takes 30 minutes of prep time but does not compromise on the authentic taste of this traditional Pakistani Beef Stew! Layers of flavor in every bite!

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Pakistani Beef Curry (Stew) in a bowl on top of a plate with naan

EASY INSTANT POT PAKISTANI BEEF CURRY

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This Instant Pot Pakistani Beef Curry, or stew, is an easy recipe in which boneless beef stew meat is cooked alongside yogurt and whole spices. Also called Istu, or Ishto, this is a deeply flavorful yet healthy, dump-and-go Instant Pot beef recipe.

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Bowl of Instant Pot Goat and Bell Pepper Curry garnished with cilantro on top of a white plate with naan and lemon wedges.

INSTANT POT GOAT CURRY

5 (3 ratings)
This easy Instant Pot Goat and Bell Pepper curry is a Pakistani-style mutton recipe that requires little prep time and minimal ingredients you probably have on hand! It’s perfectly spiced, a little tart, and full of flavor.

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Aloo Keema (Ground Beef and potato curry) in a bowl with basmati rice and naan.

ALOO KEEMA (GROUND BEEF AND POTATO CURRY)

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Here’s a recipe for an authentic, homestyle, Pakistani & North Indian style Aloo Keema (Keema Curry with potatoes). This is a traditional, one-pot recipe that’s simple, easy-to make, and gives the most flavorful results!

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CHICKEN MAIN DISHES

Chicken Jalfrezi in a black skillet with a silver spoon

CHICKEN JALFREZI (EASY AND AUTHENTIC)

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Chicken Jalfrezi is a tomato-based curry made with boneless chicken, bell peppers, and onion. This recipe is easy, authentic, and brimming with flavor! Tested and perfected!

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Authentic Chicken Curry in a dutch oven garnished with cilantro

AUTHENTIC CHICKEN CURRY (EASY CHICKEN SALAN)

5 (19 ratings)
Here’s an Easy and Authentic Chicken Curry recipe made in the traditional Pakistani and North Indian style. This is a simple, approachable curry recipe that you can make at home in under an hour. Unfussy, with easy-to-follow instructions, and tested to perfection! Serve with basmati rice, and roti or naan for a delicious Indian meal.

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Holding Chicken Karahi in a karahi

PAKISTANI CHICKEN KARAHI

5 (103 ratings)
This is a restaurant-style Pakistani Chicken Karahi recipe that can be prepared quickly and easily with no finicky steps.

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Chicken Korma in a large pot with a wooden spoon.

THE BEST AUTHENTIC CHICKEN KORMA

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This is a warm, deeply flavorful Chicken Korma recipe that has all the authentic flavor with simple, easy-to-follow instructions. Tested & perfected!!

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Achari Chicken in a white pot

EASY ACHARI CHICKEN

5 (13 ratings)
This is an easy, fuss-free, yet flavorful recipe for Achari Chicken, or Indian and Pakistani chicken curry made with pickling spices.

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Pakistani Beef Kofta Curry-2

PAKISTANI BEEF KOFTA CURRY (MEATBALL CURRY)

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Beef Kofta Curry, or simply kofte, is a traditional Pakistani curry made of tender meatballs simmered in a spicy, flavorful sauce. This recipe has all the authentic flavor of old-fashioned kofte but it’s made in an easier, more approachable way.

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