Eid Mubarak, if you are reading this on or after Eid ul Fitr. Eid 2020 is here and food lovers are keen on eating the delicacies that Eid ul Fitr brings. Every year Eid dishes water our mouth and fulfills our souls when we have them. ProHealthLyf brings you some healthy foods that you can eat during the Eid ul Fitr festival.
While taking any food, we must be careful of the nutrient value and the effects it has on our body. Foods rich in carbs are not ideal for those practicing Ketogenic Diet. So what exactly should you eat?
1. Haleem – the Eid ul Fitr food heaven
Mouthwatering already? I feel you. Haleem can be prepared using chicken or mutton. Both have good calorific content and are good for health unless you are avoiding a high carb diet. Reading about Haleem’s preparation will give you an idea of whether you should be eating this or skipping to the next menu on the Eid Ul Fitr platter. Haleem consists of meat, garlic, garam masala red chilly powder, coriander, turmeric, salt, and of course ‘oil’ or ‘ghee’ according to one’s preference. Cooked on medium heat, this dish is served with salted grains boiled in water separately and when they become mushy, soda is added and cooked for about 20 minutes. It comes out really delicious, but given the amount of oil and ghee, people on a keto diet should ideally avoid this dish. See detailed preparation here.
2. Zarda Pulao
Talk of Eid Mubarak in terms of food and this is one! Zarda is a Hyderabadi dish made in the form of dessert. It is a sweet recipe prepared with dry fruits, sugar, khoya, and rice. This recipe is definitely one that soothes your sweet tooth, but if you are on keto, unlucky! Simply due to sugar and khoya in it. Read further.
3. Biryani – Eid ul Fitr main course
This dish is a mandate in Eid ul Fitr in every household. You simply can’t say no to biryani, can you? Eid dishes are incomplete without Biryani present in it. This dish dates back to centuries and looks like it’s still not old. It’s perfect bliss for non-veg lovers.
4. Seviyan – Eid ul Fitr main dessert
Vermicelli, milk, almonds, and rose water make up to the preparation of this dish. So, if you are a vegetarian, this is a must-try dish when you look at the Eid ul Fitr 2020 dishes list. This I a sugarless but sweet serving. This is served with chopped cashew or almonds and chopped pistachios on top that add flavor to its already wonderful taste. This is also known as the dessert served immediately after saying, Eid Mubarak. For detailed preparation, read this post.
5. Shahi Tukda
Ever heard of the term, ‘Double ka Meetha’? Yes, this is the other name of shahi tukda. We often find this dish in BBQ Nation and many outlets in the dessert section. The ingredients consist of ghee and condensed milk in which hardened bread is dipped ad topping contains chopped dry fruits. Sweet lovers, you will regret this if you miss it.
6. Seekh Kabab
Whether made from chicken or mutton, seekh kabab is so famous that you don’t need to wait for Eid ul Fitr to eat this. However, this is mostly present in the households celebrating Eid ul Fitr. So, don’t let this opportunity go way when you are in one such household. This dish is like a year-round treat. It doesn’t get outdated at all.
Oh, I don’t want to upset people on a Keto diet, but I have to apologize. Maximum dishes in Eid ul Fitr contain carbs. Prepared with grounded rice, milk is the main ingredient that gives it the texture we see when it is fully prepared. This is one aromatic dish that not only makes your tummy happy, but it also makes your olfactory senses happy due to its aroma. The preferred rice type is semi grounded when used in this dish.
8. Keema Paratha
It’s heaven for non-veg lovers. A perfect heavy lunch or dinner recipe, cooked and chopped chicken or mutton is stuffed inside chapattis and cooked in oil. A big no for people on diet or keto diet. A big yes for people who have a good digestive system and metabolism. If any food would have the name of soul-filling, it would be keema paratha.
9. Khajoor Ka Halwa
Originally an Arabian dessert, khajoor ka halwa is made from dates combined with pistachios, cardamom, almond, and sugar. Most of the time, the topping it contains is raisins. Although the sugar content is very less to negligible, this dish is naturally sweet and can be had by anyone. Even someone on a keto diet can have this dish in a small quantity. This dish feels like an Arabian Eid ul Fitr.
10. Nadir Yakhni – the Eid ul Fitr dish of Kashmir
Indian dishes are always special at all festivals. But this Kashmiri dish makes it even more special. This is mostly a preparation using fennel seeds, black cardamom, and aniseeds. This dish gives the Kashmiri touch on the list of Eid dishes.
Just like every other festival globally, Eid ul Fitr is one such festival that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan and starts the journey with delicacies listed above. So, one should stay careful about overeating since all these recipes are very tempting and compelling to eat.
Let us know your thoughts in the comment below of what you are having this Eid ul Fitr. Once again, Eid Mubarak.