Eid is a time of celebration and getting together with friends and family. There are parties, visits and open houses. Sharing some recipe ideas to help put together your Eid menu whether you’re hosting, expecting visits over the entire day or thinking of the menu for a potluck.
You must read this post to help plan any big party/dawat in your house, because I go over the topic in detail there with lots of tips and resources.
Here are some ideas of recipes for your Eid menu:
- Dahi Baray: This is a winner recipe from Fauzia’s Kitchen Fun
- Haleem: Love this Recipe from the PMP Mom
- Nihari: Love this filling dish for any occasion
- Aalo Qeema: By Sarah from Flour & Spice blog
- Sheer Khurma: By Ministry of Curry
- Ras Malai: An easy and delicious recipe
- Home-made strawberry icecream: a lovely recipe by Phupo Pari
Pina Colada Dessert: Super Easy Dessert
So I have a confession to make! I’m not so great at making desserts. I love cooking but because I don’t have a sweet tooth, I have never been really interested in making desserts.
However, on some occasions you “have” to make dessert! I’m going to a chand raat potluck and have been asked to make a dessert! And when the going gets tough, the desperate turn to life-saving recipe books!
I love these recipe books by Karachi Chefs at Home (you can buy them from Naheed superstore in Karachi) and a huge thanks to Saba for sending them!
I found a great recipe for a Pina Colada Dessert that was perfect for the occasion, can be made ahead and is super easy!
So here is the amazing recipe by Yumna Faizan in the third volume of the Karachi Chefs at Home recipe book.
Cream 2 packets
Plain Cake 1
Coconut powder 1 packet
Pineapple chunks 1 tin
Caster Sugar 2 tablespoons (I used regular sugar)
Desiccated coconut 2 tablespoons (I couldn’t find this so used coconut milk)
I doubled this recipe since I was preparing for a big party.
- In a flat surface bowl, crumble the plain cake
- Add the desiccated coconut and the syrup from the pineapple tin (I used coconut milk so didn’t add the syrup). Mix everything and press it down on the surface of the bowl.
- In a separate bowl whip the cream. When whipped, add sugar, coconut powder and pineapple chunks. Mix well.
- Top the cake layer with the cream mixture.
- Cool and serve.
You can also assemble this recipe in smaller single serve cups.
Another use can be to assemble the dessert in an air-tight container and present as a hostess gift when you go visiting!
Hope you enjoyed these recipes and ideas! So what’s on your Eid menu?