The festival of Bakrid is just around the corner and we cannot wait to begin the celebrations. One of the two most significant Muslim festivals, the other one being Eid Al-Fitr (also known as Meethi Eid), Bakrid or Eid-al-Adha this year is being celebrated on 31st July 2020 all over the world as per the date that Saudi Arabia has announced. However, it will be celebrated on 1st August 2020 in India as per the Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid.
Bakrid is traditionally known as the ‘Festival of the Sacrifice’, where Eid al-Adha literally translates to ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ to honour the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. The Islamic community typically sacrifices a goat on the day and the meat from the animal is divided into three parts. One is for the family, another is offered to the poor and the needy and the third part is reserved for friends and relatives.
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Since meat is a popular dish on the occasion, a string of mutton dishes are prepared in Muslim households as part of the feast. From robust Nihari to succulent kebabs and rich biryanis, the sumptuous feast is heaven for mutton lovers! And if you are planning to make a delightful treat at home to celebrate the festival, we have some of the best regional Indian mutton curries if you wish to go beyond the usual Nihari and Rogan Josh!
1. Champaran Mutton Curry
A one-pot delicacy from Bihar, Champaran mutton curry has the meat cooked in ‘dum’ style in an earthen pot or matka with robust spices such as ginger, garlic, clove, cinnamon, bay leaves, garam masala and red chilli powder. With a bold, smoky flavour, Champaran mutton curry, named after a district in Bihar, is a perfect feast to go with roti or rice. Find the recipe here.
2. Warli Style Mutton Curry
Warli refers to a tribe living in the coastal areas of Maharashtra-Gujarat border and is famous for their own culture, beliefs and lifestyle. This mutton curry is inspired by the Warli style of cooking, made with freshly ground garam masala, fiery fresh masala sautéed with marinated mutton, covered and slow-cooked to perfection. Find the recipe here.
3. Mutton Rassa
For all those who love all things fiery, rich and flavourful, Kolhapuri cuisine has a lot to offer! A district in Maharashtra, Kolhapur has a rich legacy of food full of robust flavours. Mutton Rassa is one of the most popular dishes from the place that has the unique flavours of the ground and dry roasted coconut, sesame and poppy seeds along with deep-fried onions and spices. Find the recipe here.
4. Mutton Dalcha
A popular meat curry from the southern state of Hyderabad, mutton dalcha boasts of a host of rich ingredients, including spices such as cinnamon and cardamom along with the goodness of chana dal thrown in! Find the recipe here.
5. Katra Style Mutton Curry
From the streets of Allahabad, here is a quick and easy mutton curry made with simple ingredients and cooked in mustard oil, lending an aroma enough to lure us! Find the recipe here.
Try these lip-smacking mutton curries for the Eid feast and let us know your experience in the comments section below.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn’t share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.