Bakrid

Id-ul-Zuha or Bakrid is one of the most celebrated festivals among Muslims of India. The festival of sacrifice, when the Muslims of all over India sacrifice ‘Bakra’ (goat), is observed to commemorate the great sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim who was so devoted, faithful and obedient to God’s will that he unhesitatingly agreed to sacrifice his only son Ismail at his behest.The festival is to celebrate the strong faith of those devoted to Islam. It coincides with the Haj pilgrimage in Mecca and people offer prayers in mosques. The sacrificial meat is distributed after the Eid prayers to the family and friends. Special delicacies and sweets are prepared on the occasion. The festival is observed on the tenth day of the month Dhu’l Hijja, according to the Islamic calendar. According to the Quranic text, the sacrifice of Abraham marked the end of the human sacrifices for the Semitic race and that surrendering one’s will and purpose completelt and unconditionally is the only sacrifice that Allah requires.

Mutton Biryani
Baisakhi, Bakrid, Biryani, Mutton and Lamb

Mutton Biryani

The word Biryani is derived from an amalgamation of Persian words “Birian” and “Birinj” which mean “fried before cooking” and “rice”, respectively. Biryani as a dish is widely enjoyed across different countries from centuries. The dish was brought to India by the Mughals and was further modified in the Mughal […]

Mutton Korma
Bakrid, Mutton and Lamb

Mutton Korma

Mutton Korma is a delicious Indian gravy made with mutton/lamb and cooked in an assortment of spices and masala pastes. A perfect side dish for roti, naan or pulaos. Ingredients Mutton – 250 gms, boneless, cubed Cumin Seeds – 1/4 tblsp Onion – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Khus Khus Paste […]