Of biriyani, haleem & kheer- Happy Eid

Eid is synonymous with lip-smacking food, celebrations galore, laughter, decking up homes in colourful & vibrant hues, gifts & most importantly big warm hugs! Muslims in all parts of the world will usher in Eid-Ul-Fitr around 17th of July (depending on moon sighting) finally marking the end of Ramadan.

I am filled with nostalgia as I fondly recall Eid celebrations in my country. As I close my eyes, I can still feel the lovely aroma emanating from the kitchen of my next door neighbour. She used to cook some heavenly biriyani. Eid’s biriyani is always special- made with an extra dose of love 🙂 What sticks in the memory most is how I used to wait for my Eid holiday to get over so that the next day I could gorge on some yummy seviyan kheer (vermicelli & milk pudding with nuts & raisins) which my school friend got from her home.

Here in Malaysia, Eid is a very grand affair. The streets are decked up with lights, shops giving generous discounts on goodies, iftar treats post sundown and it all starts days in advance. Its such a beautiful festive feeling. You see people smiling, shopping, eating dinner with family- perhaps enough to forget your own personal battles & struggles for the time being.

With just few hours away from the big day, I wish all my readers love, luck & a lot of happiness. May the almighty bless you all in abundance, or as they say here in Malaysia – “Selamat Hari Raya AidilFitri”

I will sign off here with a visual tour of the amazing Eid treats that I got a chance to devour here in KL 🙂

Cute little garment shops

Cute little garment shops

Some family time
Some family time

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Baju Kurung- traditional malay costume
Baju Kurung- traditional malay costume
Appetizing goodies
Appetizing goodies
Eid treats
Eid treats
& some more treats
& some more treats
Man selling tawa kebabs
Man selling tawa kebabs

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some traditional sharbats (drinks)
some traditional sharbats (drinks)
The quintessential haleem!
The quintessential haleem!
Rich & creamy chicken korma
Rich & creamy chicken korma
Melt in the mouth kebabs
Melt in the mouth kebabs
Hot tandoori naans
Hot tandoori naans
Biriyani
Biriyani

Author: Paramita Bhattacharya

There's no sincerer love than the love of food ~George Bernard Shaw. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I fall in the second category. As long as I can remember, my life always revolved around food. From celebrations to heartbreaks, food was the constant source of comfort. As much as I love to eat, I also love cooking and feeding people :) I honestly feel there's no other better way to spread love and bring happiness in people's lives. I am an ardent lover of Indian food and this blog is my space to share my passion with people at large. From sharing grandma's secret recipes to restaurant reviews, food tales from my travel days to discussing all things food! We all love good stories. Come, lets create some scrumptious food stories :)

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