4. Beef rendang
This is an Eid classic recipe from the country of Malaysia. It is a spicy coconut curry made of beef which consists of coconut milk, spices, and chilies. It originated in Indonesia and is popular in many countries such as Brunei, parts of the Philippines, and Malaysia.
A favourite at Middle Eastern restaurants, this dessert is a top pick for Eid al-Fitr in Levant cultures. For this dessert, shredded phyllo dough is paired with white cheese, such as Nabulsi or Akkawi cheese. It is served with a drizzle of fragrant sugar syrup, usually as a rectangular slab of cake.
Bolani is a cross between lasagna and pizza. It is a flatbread stuffed with leafy greens and other vegetables. As per tradition, whole families gather in one household to have an Eid lunch or dinner. Though many other Eid dishes are served, bolani is a constant on the Eid food menu in this part of the world.
Commonly known as ‘Turkish Delight’, these jellied cubes are made with cornstarch, sugar, and rosewater. Some varieties are also flavoured with orange blossom water, pomegranate, or lemon. The traditional confection is a must-have during Eid celebrations in Türkiye. The unique treat is thought to have originated 500 years ago during the Ottoman period.
Russia is another country that marks Eid al-Fitr with suitably delicious dishes. While Russian cuisine as a whole does not exactly have the best reputation, this is one offering you will want to try.
Manti is basically stuffed dumplings, containing either seasoned lamb or beef, and these savoury bites often form the base of the Eid feast in Russia. The recipes can vary from region to region, so you might never find two that taste the same.