On Our ‘Eid Menu

On Our ‘Eid Menu

‘Eid Adha is a time to create cherished memories with family and friends  as they gather around the table. Here, our experts share an assorted  menu of typical ‘Eid Adha recipes and offer tips to commemorate this feast.

Breakfast

Offaly Good!

By Banan Gharaibeh, Food Blogger


Offal is a popular dish eaten the morning of ‘Eid Adha. Offal consists of the liver, kidneys, heart and lungs of a lamb and is known for its nutritional benefits.

Ingredients
1 offal, cut up
2-3 big onions, diced
1 chili pepper, chopped
Salt, pepper and bay leaves to taste
1 tbsp olive oil

Directions
1. Saute the onions and chili pepper in olive oil until tender, then add the offal

2. Season with salt, pepper and bay leaves as desired

3. Keep stirring until the offal turns brown, then leave it to simmer for an hour with constant stirring every 10 to 15 minutes

Nutritional tips

By Ayah Murad, Dietician

As for cooked offal, the nutritional benefits are many; it’s rich in iron, vitamins and minerals as well as glycogen that gives it its  sweet taste. Some people like to eat raw liver but this is not recommended. Raw liver is full of toxins as well as cholesterol

Lunch

Eggplant & Chicken Casarole
By Banan Gharaibeh, Food Blogger

The main meal during ‘Eid Adha is lunch. Our family’s favourite is an easy and healthy  eggplant and chicken casorle.

Ingredients
1 whole chicken with skin
1 eggplant, cubed
3 carrots, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 garlic clove
1 lemon, juiced
Salt, black pepper, cumin, tandoori and other desired spices to taste
2 tbsp olive oil

Directions
1. Marinate the chicken and vegetables in the spices. Add the lemon juice and olive oil

2. Place the chicken and vegetables in a deep roasting pan

3. Grill the chicken and vegetables until golden
4. Carefully cover the pan with aluminium foil and put back in the oven for an hour or until the chicken and vegetables are well cooked and the sauce thick

5. Serve with any type of rice

‘Eid Dessert

Ghraybeh Shortbread Cookies
By Rawan Bata, Cooking Expert

Ghraybeh is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert loved by most because of its light and flavourful taste.  This sweet is quick to make and many Jordanian families serve ghraybeh during ‘Eid Al Adha.

Ingredients
4 cups flour
2 cups icing sugar
2 cups ghee

Pistachio, boiled, peeled and cut in half (for decoration)

Directions

1. Beat the ghee in a large bowl with the sugar until it is  dissolves and a white mixture is formed

2. Add the flour to the mixture and mix well by hand until it’s well combined. The dough should be soft and not sticky

3. Shape the dough in a circular or rectangular shape or like the letter “S”. The dough can be shaped into balls and filled with a mixture  of ground pistachios mixed with sugar syrup

4. Decorate the ghraybeh with pistachio

5. Place in the oven at 180°C for 15 minutes or until the ghraybeh is golden

6. Serve when cool

Breastfeeding tips

By Yafa Ajweh, International Board

Certified Lactation Consultant

‘Eid visits are mostly long, especially for breastfeeding mothers. Here’s how to prepare yourselves for ‘Eid visits:

1. Choosing suitable breastfeeding clothes

2. Carrying a breastfeeding cover for more privacy

3. Being confident

4. Knowing your rights

‘Eid Lambkins
By Gulbahar Najdawi, Hobby Cake Artist

The lamb is a sybmol of sacrifice and Muslims usually slaughter sheep  on the day; this is done in  honour of God’s request to his prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as a test of his faith.

Ingredients

Cutters in different shapes
Rolling pin
Fork
Parchment paper
Cookie dough
Fondant
Whipped cream
Gel colours

Directions

1. Roll out the cookie dough and cut it in the desired shape and use the fork to make holes

2. Bake the dough shapes in the oven at 180°C in a pan already covered with parchment paper

3. Cut the same shapes from the fondant and stick them on the cookies using the cream

4. Roll black fondant using the rolling pin, and then use a circular cutter to form the shape of the lamb’s head, eyes and the rest of the shapes as shown here

5. You can add additional touches such as rolling out shapes from the green fondant and then use the knife to form the shape of grass