Eid is a time of celebration—and what better way to celebrate than to throw a party with all your loved ones? Some simple math: Big parties + the end of Ramadan = lots and lots of food required. Don’t stress! Fill up those eager mouths with these recipes.
1. Simple Chicken Biryani
In this one-pot Indian dish, the rice soaks up all the spicy goodness and chicken flavor. We had to start this list with an absolute classic. If you’re Indian, you know that the rivalry between state biryanis is real—but one thing we can all agree on is that chicken biryani is perfection. Here’s our take on this classic dish.
2. Nizami Tarkari Biryani (Vegetable Biryani)
There are those who would say that vegetable biryani is just pulao in disguise. We disagree! In this recipe, we’ll be giving you some tips to get your vegetable biryani so good that even carnivores will be side-eyeing your plate.
3. Chickpea Biryani
So you like vegetarian biryani, but you want protein. Don’t worry! This spicy, fragrant spin on the classic biryani has chickpeas added so you get all the taste without compromising on nutrition.
4. Lamb Barley Biryani
So you’ve been to every biryani place there is and eaten every iteration of rice and meat you can think of. But we promise you, you haven’t tried this! This recipe swaps rice out for barley for a healthy option that’s rich in fibre but light on the stomach. Bonus: a mint and coriander raita to add acid and some much needed coolness to the dish.
5. Cheese and Veg Kebabs
Kebabs are for the health-conscious, too! Instead of deep fried kebabs (that are admittedly great tasting but not the best for the waistline), this recipe yields a nutritious combination of peppers, halloumi cheese and aubergines. Serve with sweet chilli sauce for a kick of flavour.
6. Brussels Sprouts Kebabs
If you’re really trying to get your vitamins in (or trying to fool your children into eating their veggies), try out this recipe. All you need to make this is parmesan, mustard, bacon (beef or turkey) and, of course, brussels sprouts. What you’ll get is a kebab skewer so good you won’t believe it’s healthy!
7. Tricolour Salmon Kebabs
So the in-laws are coming over, and you really need a fancy starter that’ll impress the table. Why not make these? Taking just 15 minutes to start and finish, these kebabs are served on toast and feature smoked salmon, nectarines and a creamy yogurt dressing that’ll please even the most gourmet tastebuds.
8. Spicy Beef Kebab Burritos
Move over, sushi burrito: there’s a new flavour pairing in town! Starring crème fraiche, delicately spiced beef, coriander and a tortilla to hold it all together, this kebab is perfect down to the very last bite.
9. Chicken Kebabs with Green Olive Dressing
When in doubt, return to the classic. This kebab recipe is a fool proof crowd-pleaser that’s perfect for those days when you just want something that works. Marinate chicken overnight for fall-off-the-skewer, tender meat that’ll melt in your mouth.
10. Chicken Wing Kebabs
We’re not tooting our own horn here, but this recipe is kind of genius. Inexplicably craving chicken wings and kebabs at the same time? Combine them both for a golden-brown, delicious dish that’ll fill your stomach but most importantly, satisfy your soul.