Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Blessed Eid in U.A.E / Ramadan Special Harees Recipe

My Eid Feast

Linking this to Eid Potluck Party @ My Culinary Adventures and Joy from Fasting to Feasting@ Kitchen Flavours and My Eid Feast Event.

Islam being the world's second largest religion, it's no wonder that Eid al Fitr celebrations differ slightly from country to country.In Arabic Eid means "festivity" and "fitr" means breaking the fast.

The U.A.E is a melting pot of nationalities with a blend of cultures and traditions.
When Eid is called, Muslims gather early in the morning in outdoor locations or at the mosque to perform the Eid prayer.The Eid prayer is a short congregational prayer followed by a sermon.After the Eid prayer, it's customery to greet the person sitting on either side of oneself with the common Eid Greeting. For most Emirati's the first day of Eid is exclusively for visiting relatives and family elders.For expatriate Muslims, this often means long distance phone calls.

On the second day of Eid, people tend to go out of their homes,listen to Arabic music,watch traditional dancing or simply having their food with their loved ones.

I think Eid is a Special joyous occasion because we celebrate with our relatives and friends, enjoy some precious moments with closed ones, wearing new clothes,sending greetings to everyone and having delicious foods( I cooked morning idiyaappam firni,mutton kurma, for lunch Briyani, chicken fries,Dalcha, Raitha, Sweets etc..-as shown in picture)

Middle East Special Recipe - Harees - Ramadan Special
broken wheat - 100 gm
minced chicken or minced mutton - 200 gm
ghee - 1-2 tbsp
olive oil - 2 tbsp
roasted cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
roasted cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp
salt - to taste

Steps to follow:
Soak the broken wheat in water overnight.

Then drain the water before preparing.

In a pressure cooker add soaked wheat, minced chicken/mutton, required water and salt to taste.If you like you can add chopped onion and garlic too.

Cook for at least 45 minutes in a low flame.Cook harees like a porridge.Then add roasted cumin powder& roasted cinnamon powder(optional).Thoroughly mix with the wooden spoon or blend it, until the meat and cooked wheat grains are well mixed.Add ghee and olive oil to the harees.

Serve hot.This is traditionally served in Ramadan and all occasions in U.A.E.

I have already share this recipe in my Tamil blog 2 years before.


PT said...

belated ramadan wishes to you and your family :)

சிநேகிதி said...

அருமையாக இருக்கு

Rahin said...

Eid Mubarak Asiya, nice post, Harees and the whole spread looks delicious, thanks for sending it to my event

Jaleela Kamal said...

Nice post, Harees my son's fav..

Farah said...

looks amazing asiya! nice space u have here!:)

Sadaf Afshan said...

I hope you had a wonderful Eid. Your Eid feast looks really inviting. Thanks for linking this yummy Harees recipe to my Virtual Eid Potluck Party. I'm sure the guests will love it too :)