Traditional Eid-al Fitri Dishes

Eid-al Fitri is a celebration that commemorates the end of fasting in the month of Ramadhan. Families, friends and relatives gather on this very day to share gifts, pleasantries and most importantly, food.

Eid-al Fitri is a celebration that commemorates the end of fasting in the month of Ramadhan. Families, friends and relatives gather on this very day to share gifts, pleasantries and most importantly, food.

HERE ARE some popular dishes you will surely find served in abundance on the table during the Eid-al Fitri celebrations:

Ketupat

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Ketupat is one of the most mandatory foods during Eid al-Fitri in Indonesia. It is made of compressed rice wrapped in coconut leaves, which gives it a distinct flavor. The ketupat is usually cut into smaller cubes and served with other various traditional dishes in replacement of plain rice.

Beef Rendang

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Rendang is a meat curry dish cooked to reduce for hours in coconut milk, ginger, turmeric leaves, lemongrass, chilies, and other spices. This tantalizing dish originated from West Sumatera and is globally recognized as one of the “must try” dishes in the world.

Nastar

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Nastar is a popular snack during the Ramadhan period and is specially served in heaps during the Eid-al Fitri celebrations. The oven-baked cookie is filled with pineapple jam and usually comes in a small, round shape. With every bite, the cookie reveals a striking balance of sweetness from the dough’s outer layer and fruitiness from the pineapple jam filling.

Putri Salju

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Putri salju, which means snow princess, is the children’s most desirable snack during Eid-al Fitri. The baked pastry usually comes in a crescent-shaped and is generously coated with powdered sugar, covering it like snow.


Written by Divya Pridhnani June 21, 2016.

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