Of biryani, 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 biryani. Eid’s biryani 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

Biryani

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