Translated to mean ” Festival of Breaking The Fast”, Eid Ul Fitr marks the end of the Holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast for one month. Muslims from across the world, prepare different types of dishes for the celebration. Here in Kenya, on Eid Ul Fitr, Muslims visit the mosque in the morning for prayer and thanksgiving and later celebrate together with family and friends. Here are some of the dishes had on Eid Ul Fitr in Kenya.
Chicken or Lamb Biryani
With its origin mainly from India, Biriyani is a dish that never misses on the Eid table. Whether chicken or lamb, it is mainly prepared during special occasions.
As the end of Ramadan approaches, many Muslim families purchase goat meat to be had on Eid Ul Fitr. So much so that in Mombasa, there’s a market that solely sells goat-and most of the time gets sold out.
These delightful snacks are taken throughout the holy month during Iftar and Suhur and also find their way to the Eid table on Eid Ul Fitr.
Whether incorporated into a cake or fruit salad, dates are a common item in Ramadan meals and they make it all the way into the Eid Ul Fitr celebrations.