Celebrating Eid al-Fitr in Spring: Special Halal Meat Dishes

As the blossoms of spring adorn the landscape, it's time for Muslims around the world to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan. As the final days of Ramadan approach and the crescent moon graces the sky, Muslims worldwide eagerly await the onset of Eid al-Fitr. It's a time of joy and togetherness, as families gather to celebrate with prayers, gratitude, and delicious food.

On Eid al-Fitr, delicious food serves as a centrepiece of the celebration, symbolising gratitude and abundance after the month-long fasting of Ramadan. Therefore, we have brought you easy, healthy and pocket-friendly dishes on Eid al-Fitr that you can make using halal meat.

Healthy Halal Meat Dishes for Eid

Are you planning to make something delicious this Eid?

These healthy and budget-friendly halal meat dishes for Eid al-Fitr will make your auspicious day more special and delightful.

Chicken Biryani

Ingredients:

  • 500g Chicken Breast, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups basmati rice, washed and soaked for 30 minutes
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon biryani masala
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil or ghee

Instructions:

  • In a large pot, heat oil or ghee over medium heat. Add sliced onions and cook until golden brown. Remove half and set aside for garnish.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste to the remaining onions in the pot and cook until fragrant.
  • Add chicken breast pieces and cook until they change colour.
  • Stir in tomatoes, yoghurt, biryani masala, turmeric powder, salt, coriander leaves, and mint leaves. Cook until the tomatoes are soft.
  • Drain the soaked rice and add it to the pot. Pour in enough water to cover the rice by about an inch.
  • Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and cook on low heat for 20-25 minutes or until the rice and chicken are fully cooked.
  • Garnish with the reserved fried onions and serve hot.

Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 500g Chicken Drumsticks (Skin Off)
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • In a bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, chopped rosemary, chopped thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Place chicken drumsticks in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Remove chicken drumsticks from the marinade and discard excess marinade.
  • Grill chicken for 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally, until fully cooked and golden brown.
  • Serve hot with a side of grilled vegetables or salad.

Lamb Recipes for Eid al-Fitr

Among the array of festive dishes, lamb takes centre stage with its rich flavour and versatility. Here are two delectable lamb recipes to take your Eid celebrations to the next level-

Lamb Kebabs

Ingredients:

  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Skewers, soaked in water

Instructions:

  • In a bowl, mix lamb mince, chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped parsley, chopped mint leaves, ground cumin, ground coriander, salt, and pepper.
  • Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them onto skewers.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Grill kebabs for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until cooked through and slightly charred.
  • Serve hot with a side of yoghurt sauce and flatbread.

Garlic Herb Roasted Lamb Chops

Ingredients:

  • 4 lamb chops
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, olive oil, dried rosemary, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper to create a marinade.
  • Place the lamb chops in a shallow dish or a zip-lock bag, and pour the marinade over them. Make sure each chop is coated evenly. Let them marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator, or longer for more flavour.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, sear the lamb chops for about 2-3 minutes on each side until they develop a golden-brown crust.
  • Transfer the seared lamb chops to a baking dish or oven-safe skillet. If you're using a skillet, you can simply transfer it to the preheated oven.
  • Roast the lamb chops in the preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes for medium-rare doneness, or adjust the cooking time according to your preference for doneness.
  • Once done, remove the lamb chops from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley if desired, and serve hot.

Buy Halal Meat from Tariq Halal for Special Eid al-Fitr Dishes 

As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, let these springtime Eid al-Fitr halal meat recipes add warmth and flavour to the festivities. Check out our other products to make more mouth-watering dishes on the special occasion-

  1. Baby Chicken
  2. Chicken Legs (Skin Off)
  3. Boiler (Hen)
  4. Chicken Niblets

Whether you plan on making chicken dishes or lamb dishes, Tariq Halal has you covered. We offer diverse halal meat products to cater to all tastes and preferences. Conveniently order your halal meat online with us today.