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Lamb Ouzi to Banno Kebab: 5 delectable recipes for Eid-al-Fitr 2024 celebration

As Eid is a time for giving, it is also customary to share these dishes with neighbours and those less fortunate, spreading joy and happiness within the community. Whether it's a traditional dish passed down through generations or a new creation, Eid dishes hold a special place in the hearts.

Written By : India TV Lifestyle Desk Edited By : Kristina Das
New Delhi
Updated on: April 09, 2024 16:03 IST
Eid-al-Fitr 2024 Recipes
Image Source : FILE IMAGE Exotic recipes for Eid-al-Fitr 2024 celebration.

Eid-al-Fitr, also known as Eid-ul-Fitr, is the end of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims around the world. It is a time to come together with family and friends, exchange gifts and share delicious meals. One of the most anticipated aspects of Eid is the wide variety of traditional dishes that are prepared to commemorate this special occasion. From savoury curries and biryanis to sweet treats like sheer khurma and baklava, Eid dishes are a feast for the senses.

Now, to satisfy your taste buds on Eid, the renowned chefs from American Pistachio Growers and Radisson Blu MBD Hotel, Noida, have curated a few delectable recipes. 

LAMB OUZI by Executive Chef Sachin Malik

  • 2 kg Fresh labneh
  • 150 ml Sunflower oil
  • 100 gms Tomato paste
  • Salt to taste
  • White Pepper to taste
  • 20 gms Ginger powder
  • 20 gms Cardamom powder
  • 20 gms Turmeric powder
  • 10 gms Saffron
  • 6-8 Piece Of Lamb Shanks (1200-1400 Gram )

For rice

  • 2 kg White rice
  • 10 kg Chopped garlic
  • 50 gms Ghee
  • 1 kg Minced lamb
  • 200 gms Onion, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 10 gms White pepper
  • 20 gms Seven spices
  • 5 pieces Whole cardamom
  • 4 pieces Cinnamon sticks
  • 4 Boiled Eggs 
  • 200 Gram Brown Onions 

Procedure

For Lamb ouzi marination

  • In a mixing bowl place the fresh labneh, corn oil, tomato paste, salt, white pepper, ginger powder, cardamom powder, turmeric powder and saffron.
  • Mix thoroughly until the ingredients are combined well.
  • Clean the lamb Shanks and place them in a container then add the marinade.
  • Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours.
  • Place in new a container, add 2 litres of water in the container and cover with aluminium foil, place the container in the oven and roast for 4 hours at 300 degrees F.
  • The meat should become a reddish /brown colour.

For rice

  • First, put the rice in the bowl and keep it for half an hour in the hot water.
  • In a hot cooking pot place the ghee, cinnamon stick, whole cardamom, chopped onion, chopped garlic, and minced lamb, and stir the ingredients well.
  • Add white pepper, seven spices, and salt and mix for 3 minutes until the ingredients are combined well.
  • Strain the rice and mix with the ingredients for 4 minutes, and add hot water and cover. Also, Add half of the brown onions to it.
  • Put the pot on slow fire for 20 minutes until the rice is cooked (Use Dum Cook Technique).
  • After cooking serve on a big plate. Add the ouzi lamb to the rice and garnish with fried mix nuts, boiled eggs, the rest of the brown onions, some fresh mint and coriander.

PISTA AND MANGO SABUDANA KHEER by Chef Meghna 

Ingredients

  • 1 litre milk
  • 4-5 cardamom
  • ½ cup sabudana
  • Condensed milk
  • California Pistachio
  • 2 Mangoes

Preparation

  • Take 1 litter of milk and bring it to a boil
  • Add 4-5 cardamom powder
  • Once the milk comes to a boil, add 1/2 cup soaked sabudana (soaked for 4-5 hours)
  • Let sabudana cook in milk till it becomes transparent
  • Lower the heat and add condensed milk as per your taste (I added 1/4 cup, you may add more)
  • Stir everything well
  • Add 1/4 cup blanched California Pista (take pista, keep in warm water for 20-30 minutes & then gently remove the skin)
  • Once the kheer comes to the right consistency, turn off the heat and bring it to room temperature
  • Then add 2 chopped mangoes; you may add mango pulp as well
  • Keep kheer in the fridge to chill
  • Enjoy this kheer chilled with some more pista and mango garnishing

BRAISED CHICKEN WITH SAVORY BUTTER SAUCE by Chefs Martin Yan and Sanjeev Kapoor 

Yield

4 servings

Ingredients

12 ounces boneless chicken, sliced

Marinade

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon cornstarch

Sauteed Mixture

  • 1-1/2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro stems, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 3/4 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon oyster-flavored sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half or heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup pistachio kernels, chopped
  • 1/3 cup whole pistachios

Garnish

1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped, or green onions

Instructions

For the marinade

Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add the chicken; stir to coat.  Set aside.

For the sauteed mixture

Heat a wok or stir-fry pan over medium-high heat until hot.  Add oil, swirling to coat sides.  Add the chicken; stir fry until browned, about 2 -3 minutes.  Set aside.

Add ghee, onion and cilantro; sauté until onion begins to sweat and soften, about 3 minutes.  Add ginger; sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add garam masala, cumin, coriander and five-spice; cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Add diced tomatoes, yoghurt, oyster-flavoured sauce and chilli garlic sauce. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
Pour in half and half and sugar.  Add chicken with juices and chopped pistachios; cook until sauce thickens, 3 -4 minutes.

For the garnish

Sprinkle with whole pistachios, and chopped cilantro / green onions.

PISTA NIMBU KEBAB by Chef Ashish Bhasin

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Chicken (Boneless Thigh Pieces)
  • 400 g California Pistachios
  • 100 g Yellow chilli powder
  • 50 ml Lemon juice
  • 3 g Lemon zest
  • 50 ml Cream
  • 200 g Ghee
  • 50 g White pepper powder
  • 100 g Ginger and garlic paste
  • 400 g Yoghurt (hung)
  • 50 g Turmeric powder
  • 1 no. Banana leaf
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken into thin slices. Marinate it with a little lemon juice, salt & ginger garlic paste.
  • Keep the marinated chicken in the chiller for 1 hour.
  • Blanch pistachio kernels and ensure that all skin is removed. Then make a fine paste (paste should be thick)
  • Add pistachio paste, yoghurt, white pepper, yellow chilli powder, turmeric, lemon zest, salt and a little ghee to the marinated chicken. Mix well.
  • Now, wrap the marinated chicken in banana leaves.
  • Heat an Iron plate (tawa), put ghee and place the wrapped chicken in the ghee. Cook on slow flame till done.
  • Serve hot.

BANNO KABAB by Chef Subroto Goswami

Ingredients

  • 200 g Chicken tikka
  • 100 g Ginger garlic paste
  • 50 g California Pistachios (kernels)
  • 10 g Gram flour
  • 5 g Garlic chop
  • 15 ml Lemon juice
  • 10 g Salt
  • 5 g Garam masala
  • 5 g Yellow chilli powder
  • 5 g Coriander powder
  • 20 g Hung curd 
  • 5 g Cardamom powder
  • 5 Green chilli chop
  • 5 g Coriander leaves
  • 15 ml Milk
  • 30 g Egg White beaten
  • 10 ml Cream
  • 5 g Chaat Masala
  • 15 ml Mint Chutney

Instructions

  • First, marinate the chicken tikka with ginger-garlic paste and lemon juice. 
  • Heat a pan, add oil, chopped ginger-garlic, green chilli and sauté for a minute.
  • Add gram flour, and spices and sauté for a few minutes. 
  • Now add milk to the mixture and cook till it is dry. Keep the mixture aside for cooling. Add yoghurt to the mixture when it cools down.  
  • Coat the marinated chicken with this mixture and leave it for at least 4 hours. 
  • Beat egg white mixture till frothy. Add chopped pistachios, cream and fresh coriander to the mix. 
  • Cook the marinated chicken in tandoor till half done. Coat the chicken with the egg white mixture and cook until fully done.
  • Serve hot with mint chutney.

Each dish is carefully prepared with special ingredients and techniques, making them rich in flavour and symbolism. Families often gather in the kitchen, working together to create these mouth-watering delicacies. These dishes not only nourish the body but also bring people closer together, strengthening the bonds of love and unity. 

ALSO READ: Hyderabadi Haleem to Sheer Khurma: Recipes that promise delicious and satisfying Eid-al-Fitr dining experience

 

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