Your Eid al-Adha Family Meal
Eid al-Adha is this time of the year where we remember profit Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his beloved son Ismail to Allah. We are also reminded to share the joy of food with our community. Traditionally, the family retains one third of the Odhiya (the slaughtered animal); another third is given to relatives, friends, and neighbors; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.
Around lunch time, the Odhiya had got prepared and distributed, you start off by cooking elkibdah (Liver) you simply toss on a non-stick pan the liver cubes with seasoning (salt, pepper and cumin).
Our old-timer classic Eid meal, Fattah is sure to please. You cook the rice, meat cubes, red vinegar sauce and fry baladi bread cubes in ghee. You then layer it all up and top with red sauce and place in the oven until the top gets crispy and the aroma fills the air. Check this healthy Fattah recipe for a change.
Dip your Ro2a2 sheets (Puff Pastry) in a boiling broth briefly. In the meantime cook your minced meet with onion, garlic and seasonings. Layer Ro2a2, cooked minced, then Ro2a2 again, add broth and butter the top. Place it in the oven and enjoy.
It doesn’t stop there, the feast goes on! At dinner, you will have to have your Mombar, Lahma Mashwiya and Lamb Chops served with Egyptian rice and some traditional salads.
Eid al-Adha shopping-essentials
- Egyptian Rice;
- Garlic & Onion
- Tomato Paste
- Egyptian Baladi Bread
- Ro2a2 (packed pastry)