Eid-ul-Adha is an Islamic festival which is celebrated to commemorate the obedience of Prophet Ibrahim towards Allah.
This is called the sacrifice feast in some countries too. The main Eid-Ul-Adha
Food is meat. Goat being the animal sacrificed by the prophet Ibrahim is cut till date in remembrance of that great day. People whether rich or poor all sacrifice an animal and then fest on its meat.
Eid-Ul-Adha food contains mainly of goat meat. In some parts of the world mostly the Asian sub continent Eid-Ul-Adha is known as Bakra Eid. Bakra means goat in the local languages. A goat sacrificed is the sacrifice of one person. A sacrifice of a cow is considered enough for seven people.
Eid-Ul-Adha food is always very rich, colorful and high in calories and extremely delicious. The dishes that are prepared vary from country to country. Some of the dishes which are common are meat, flavored rice, sweet dish which is mostly kheer etc. Eid-Ul-Adha food is prepared keeping the festivity in mind.
The flavored rice is made as colorful as possible. The rice is colored and added in layers so that when mixed it gives a multi color effect. The rice is slowly cooked on an indirect flame. Meat is added to the rice to give it that flavor. This slow form of cooking gives the flavored rice a unique taste.
Meat is cooked in many different ways. A lot of spices are added to the meat which gives it an aroma that can be smelled even from a far of distance. The meat is cut in a special way which is known as Halal and this increases the taste of the meat further.
The kheer which is the sweet dish is made with a lot of dry fruits added to it. This makes the dish high in calories and stomach filling. Even a single bowl of kheer can fill your stomach. A lot of dates and cashew nuts are used in the preparation of many dishes.
Many poor people who just can’t afford meat can eat Eid-Ul-Adha food which is provided by some of the richer people. Eid-Ul-Adha food that these poor eat will be the only time of the year they can eat meat.
Eid-Ul-Adha food when prepared by the women is made with a lot of care, calculation and joy. The happiness with which they cook brings out the hidden flavors of the Eid-Ul-Adha food.