Just two days left for the sacred day. Eid-e-Milad also known as Milad un-Nabi and Nabi Day, is celebrated on 13th December, 2016. The date of this festival varies in the Gregorian calendar. The origin of celebrating this day dates back to the early four Rashidun Caliphs of Islam. The idea was first initiated by the Fatimids. This is one of the awaited festivals for all Muslims across the world. Eid-ul-milad signifies the birth of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. People celebrate this special day with lot of zeal and enthusiasm. On this auspicious day, each and every Muslim around the globe celebrate this day by having night long prayers meeting.Also Read - These Two Malls In Greater Noida Panalised For Flouting Covid-19 Norms | Check Names Here

It is believed that Prophet’s birthday and its origins was on the 8th century when the Prophet Muhammad’s birth house was converted into a house of prayer by Al-Khayzuran. Eid-e-Milad is celebrated in the third month of the Islamic calendar. On this occasion, people gather and celebrate the advent of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. The Sunni community of Muslim’s celebrate this auspicious on the 12th of the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-awwal. Whereas the Shi’a community celebrate it on the 17th of Rabi’ al-awwal. People visit mosques and offer special prayers for peace and happiness to all. People also  meet relatives, exchange gifts and share delicacies. ALSO READ: Eid-e-milad 2016: All you need to know about Prophet Muhammad’s birthday Eid-ul-milad! Also Read - Maharashtra Lockdown: BMC Issues Fresh Guidelines, Caps Visitors’ Number to 50% at Worship Places | Details Here

The festival is also dubbed as ‘Sweet Eid’, which is celebrated by preparing feisty dishes, including beef and mutton. On this day animals are sacrificed and their meat is used to cook the feast at everyone’s home. Eid-e-milad starts with a mandate of having a barbecue and then continuing on to fried liver, kebabs, haleem, korma, pulao and biryani. Simply put, Eid for any Muslim family is probably incomplete without these mouth watering dishes. There are several traditional dishes, which are being prepared since ages and still find a place in the menu on this occasion. Here, are some of the special delicacies listed below. ALSO READ: When is Eid-e-milad 2016 in India: Date, Timing & Significance of Eid-ul-milad Also Read - Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2020: Here are Eid Mubarak Wishes, Quotes to Share with Your Loved Ones

Eid Mubarak from all of us and hope you people enjoy and celebrate the same with full zeal and enthusiasm. Happy Eid!

1. Sheer Korma:

A bowl of Sheer Korma on the day of Eid is a must and even mandatory. It is served as a dessert and is made using vermicelli, milk, delicious dry fruits and some flavors. This dish marks the perfect end for the occasion. Even this is a traditional recipe made and passed from generations.  ‘Sheer‘ stands for milk and ‘khurma‘ stands for dates in Farsi from where the dish originated.

2. Seviyan:

Another sweet dish and a treat for all those with sweet tooth, which is made from milk and vermicelli. This dish is rich in taste and takes very less time to prepare. This is followed by a simmering in honey and sugar syrup . It is then flavored with nutmeg. It is something that you must try out this Eid. Its creamy taste and smoothness quickly sets the mood and one cannot complete their meal without this dish.

3. Moong Dal Ka Halwa:

Mostly the devotees prepare lot of dishes to offer to Lord Ganesha on this auspicious day. This dish is also loved by Lord Ganesha and is one among the delicacies. It is an absolute must-have on the table for festive occasions or special celebrations such as Eid.

4. Biryani:

Celebrating Eid without Biriyani sounds like celebrating Diwali without lights. Biryani is mainly a main course dish and is regarded as one of the richest dishes which is prepared with an aromatic blend of rice and mutton or chicken. This culinary delight is not only made worldwide but is even consumed and liked by all. This traditional dish has its own unique style of cooking and amazing flavour. It is also known as the king of every food.

5. Nalli Nihari:

Another of the simply royal dishes you must try this Eid. This is a slow cooked mutton curry made with love. The dish originates from Arabia where ‘Nahar’ means ‘day’. This recipe is made with different flavours, spices and mixed well with onion gravy. This dish is perfectly cooked and greatly blended with right amount of flavours and spices.

6. Mutton kebab:

This dish is one of the most famous and a traditional savoury to consume with great joy. Mutton Kebab is basically a fried pieces of mutton which are just crisp and perfect. Instead of mutton, the dish can even be made with chicken or lamb’s liver. This is a starter dish which can be eaten anytime.

7. Seekh Kebab:


Seekh kebab is one of the famous starters which just add the perfect spice during Eid. Seekh kebab is a flavorful appetizer and it is prepared with minced chicken along with aromatic spices molded into skewers and cooked to perfection.

Happy Eid!