Celebrating Eid with a Healthy Eid Feast!
February 10, 2021
February 10, 2021
What’s Eid without an Eid feast? Eid al-Fitr, also known as “feast of breaking the fast”, is an important religious festival celebrated by Muslims all over the world after fasting for 30 days in the holy month of Ramadan. This eating pattern often tends to alter how the body reacts to the intake of food. Taking care of what you eat is very important, that is why we have put together a few healthy recipes. Whip up these delicious dishes and layout an Eid feast, like never before!
What are you waiting for? Bring out those pots and pans!
Drain the water from chickpeas and dates thoroughly. Mix all the ingredients except the sesame seeds for coating and grind till smooth. Refrigerate for an hour or two. Roll the dough into lemon sized balls and coat in sesame seeds. Serve as a refreshing sweet for your guests, to begin the Eid feast.
Calories per piece (20g): 61
Nutritional value per piece: Proteins 0.8 g, Fats 0.3 g, Carbs 13.8 g, Fibre 1.6 g
Serves – 3
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl except the chicken and mix well. Add the chicken and peppers to a bowl and coat them well with the marinade. Cover it with some cling wrap and refrigerate for a few hours. If you are using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes. Thread the chicken and peppers alternatively on the skewers. Heat a grill pan or nonstick Tawa and brush with little oil. Place the skewers and cook for 5 minutes on low flame, turn and cook the chicken on the other side, brushing with marinade if necessary.
Now comes the hard part. Mix all ingredients and serve with chicken satay!
Calories per serving (68 g): 68
Nutritional value per serving: Proteins 5.8 g, Fats 3.4 g, Carbs 3.6 g, Fibre 0.4 g
Marinate the chicken pieces in lemon, garlic, salt and spices. Cover and keep for 15 minutes. Blanch tomatoes in hot water, peel off the skin and chop into pieces. Heat oil and sauté the onions for 2 minutes, add the chicken and reserve the marinade for later. Sauté for 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, chana and 2 cups water. Add the salt and marinade. Cook for around 5 to 8 minutes till the chicken is tender and the stew is thick. Add more water if needed. Add in the parsley and serve it warm with brown rice.
Vegetarians can the substitute chicken with boiled and strained soya chunks.
Calories per Katori (150 g): 121
Nutritional value per Katori: Proteins 8.1 g, Fats 5.4 g, Carbs 10.5 g, Fibre 3.1 g
Toast the bread till crisp. Remove the sides and cut diagonally into 2 pieces each. Grind the dates, figs and almonds to form a smooth paste. Boil the milk in a broad pan for 10 minutes till it reduces to half of its original quantity. Add the saffron, elaichi and date mix. Stir till smooth and remove from flame. Spread little ghee on the bread and heat on a pan for a few minutes. Arrange in a plate and pour the healthy rabri (reduced milk mixture) on top. Garnish with chopped almonds and serve guilt free, the perfect end to a lavish but healthy Eid feast.
Calories per piece (137 g): 172
Nutritional value per piece: Proteins 5.7 g, Fats 3.6 g, Carbs 30 g, Fibre 4.4 g
Bismillah! Hope you enjoy this Eid with these healthy recipes to whip up a healthy Eid feast with your loved ones!
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