Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the 1st of Shawwal (the tenth month of the lunar Islamic calendar), after the month of Ramadan.
The month of Ramadan is full of celebration and festivity as the Muslims immerse themselves in reading the Quran and fasting. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the 1st of Shawwal (the tenth month of the lunar Islamic calendar), after the month of Ramadan. Muslims all over the world celebrate the festival of Eid al-Fitr by starting the day with the Eid prayer. It is forbidden to fast on the day of Eid, therefore eating becomes a major part of the festival along with other celebrations like handing out Eidi or gifts.
Here are few of the best food options for this Eid:
Tasneem’s Kings Kitchen
Tasneem’s kitchen menu focuses on Bohra Muslim community who migrated originally from Yemen to Gujarat. The eatery serves halal food in their authentic Bohra Muslim dishes that are traditionally slow cooked, ‘the dum pukht style’. Most of the recipes are traditional recipes passed down the family tree, which ensures the authentic, traditional taste and unique Bohra Muslim culinary delights.
This place is famous for its all-time favourite Indian selections; Biryani, Daal Makhani and Butter Chicken. Tasneem’s kitchen has been coming out with specialities especially for Ramadan and Eid every year.
Haleem- Haleem is a rich Mughlai mutton-lentils wheat stew dish. Slow-cooked for 6-8 hours, this dish is considered as an ideal dish to break the fast. The ingredients include meat, barley, pulses, pounded wheat, spices, especially kababchini (all spice) and ghee. The meat is cooked along with the spices. It is then shredded and added to the pounded wheat and barley mixture and cooked for hours.
Bohra Thaal- Bohra Thaal is a traditional ten-course meal that includes a large array of unique recipes. This extravagant food is an integral part of a Bohra family. Apart from the distinctive cooking style, there is a traditional way the food is served. The entire Bohra family dines out of one big metal platter called ‘Thaal’ as they believe that a family that eats together stays together.
Kabsa- Kabsa is a traditional dish, which is a part of all celebrations. Kabsa is served on single big thaal. At the base is a bed of creamy chicken pulao with a tender, succulent, slow-cooked Raan in the centre generously topped with tender kebabs and tikkas of six different kinds and served with a rich red curry.
Shafqat Halal Food Kitchen
Shafqat halal food kitchen as the name suggests is a pure halal diner located in Thamel. They cater to a mix of Indian, Tibetan and Turkish delicacies to choose from. Apt for Ramadan and Eid meals, Shafqat is popular for its Biryani and Turkish naan.
Turkish keema naan- Turkish keema naan is a not-so-typical naan. With ground meat, onion, tomatoes and other spices mixed into it, this naan is an absolute winner.
Chicken Biryani- Shafqat halal food kitchen is famous for its biryanis. The saffron flavoured rice mixed with succulent pieces of chicken was topped with crispy fried slices of onions is amongst the bestseller from this eatery. This biryani is served with yoghurt raita which adds a freshness to the dish. A beautiful dish to satisfy the taste buds during the month of Ramadan and Eid celebrations.
Taza restaurant serves a unique blend of cuisines; Lebanese, Syrian and Middle Eastern. A good choice for pure halal food, Taza also serves a choice of vegetarian delights. Taza Special Platter is something available in their regular menu. It is an interesting choice during the month of Ramadan and Eid, as it is a meal perfect for 2-3 people.
Taza Special Platter- Taza Special Platter has a variety of different foods put together. Hummus, Babaghanouj, Mutabal, Falafel, Shawarma wrap, Kabab, Toshka, Sheesh and Bread are put together and formed this special platter. Filling for 3 people, this platter is a good family meal option.
For queries on rates and reservations contact:
Tasneem’s Kings Kitchen, Jhamsikhel
Ph no: 980-1282727
Shafqat Halal Food Kitchen, Thamel
Ph no: 01-4253380
Taza Restaurant, Patan
Ph no: 986-0960177
Photos by : Saroj Patrabansha, Shibham Parajuli
Photo courtesy for Haleem, Bohra Thaal ,Kabsa (Tasneem's Kings Kitchen)