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These are all the mouth-watering foods people are eating on Eid-Al-Adha

Eid Mubarak to those celebrating! (Picture: Naheeda Mizan/Rahul Jalil/Shabana Ahmed)

Eid is about worship, about swag, and food. Lots and lots of food.

Muslims celebrating Eid-Al-Adha, to honour prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice his son, eat as much as they can on the special day.

The occasion centres on food as a lamb is sacrificed to honour how God replaced Abrahams son with the animal.

On the second Eid of the year, Muslim households sacrifice the lamb and hand it out to family, friends, and the poor.

The three-day celebrations consist of many different meals with each culture consuming their own special cuisines.

So, in case you want to nose around what Muslims eat on Eid or just want to see if others are eating the same as you, these are some of the delicious meals gobbled up during the festivities.

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As with Christmas or any meal-heavy occasions, loads of Muslims wake up on the second day of Eid, eating the leftovers from the day before.

For those from Bangladeshi or other south Asian households, that might include choi fita/pita/pitha (these can take on different names in different households/groups).

These are little dumplings made up of browned rice flour, water and salt. You can make a fita biran which means to fry them and add caramelised onions and other garnishings like chilli and eggs.

And of course, you can pair that with the Qurbani (sacrificed) meat cooked for the occasion.

Other fried goods include narikeler pitha/fob/pob which are coconut puff pastries, also called curry pastries.

These are filled with coconut shavings which have been fried and drenched in sugar.

Another popular staple is handesh – rice flour and date molasses cakes popular in Bangladesh and India.

These are round fried things, ripped and dipped into milk and eaten as a cereal, consumed by itself or accompanied with a fresh, hot chai.

Main meals may include biryani, korma, lamb curries, sambus (samosa) and more.

Please enjoy these delicious-looking food pics bound to get you hungry:

Eid dessert table
We wish we were invited to this Eid (Picture: Promi Ferdousi)
Choi pitha bhaji - chopped up choi pitha stir fried with crispy onions and green chilli and fresh coriander
Choi pitha bhaji (browned rice flour, water and salt) stir-fried with crispy onions and green chilli and fresh coriander omg (Picture: Rahul Jalil)
Handesh/sondesh - rice flour and date molasses cakes (
Handesh – rice flour and date molasses cakes (Picutre: Naheeda Mizan)
Sondesh - a sweet dessert made with milk and sugar
Sondesh – a sweet dessert made with milk and sugar (Picture: Dina Begum)
Nobabi Shemai - crispy vermicelli layered with a creamy pudding centre.
Nobabi Shemai – crispy vermicelli layered with a creamy pudding centre (Picture: Dina Begum)
Gajar halwa - carrot-based sweet dessert
Gajar halwa – carrot-based sweet dessert (Picture: Naheeda Mizan)
Table of finger foods
Some Metro.co.uk folks were invited to this Eid celebration (Picture: Jennifer Haque)
Khaza/Khaza/Goja mishti (sweets) - refined wheat flour with sugar made into layered dough, with or without dry fruit or other stuffing, and lightly fried in oil
Khaza/Khaza/Goja mishti (sweets) – refined wheat flour with sugar made into layered dough, with or without dry fruit or other stuffing, and lightly fried in oil (Picture: Naheeda Mizan)
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