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Lamb Shanks slowly cooked in Yoghurt Curry… the perfect Dish for Eid!


On Eidh al-Adha or Bakri Eid (as we used to call it when kids), whether you’ve had a sacrifice at home or not; every member of your family will expect a huge delicious meat dish on this day - our appetite to eat meat also increases at this time I guess – but that’s fine because these are our days of eating and drinking as the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said.

My suggestion for you for this Eid… Lamb Shanks braised in Yoghurt Sauce!

I love this delicious recipe – though it cooks slowly, it’s super easy, super quick to prepare (not more than 20 min prep time) and very little effort on your part.

What makes this meat dish so perfect and special for Bakri Eid is that it consists of large pieces of meat cooked to tenderness; the meat gets so tender, it practically falls of the bone! -…delicious to serve for Eid gatherings!

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Chilli-packed Eye-Watering Burger Eating Challenge!!!

Chilli-packed Eye-Watering Burger Eating Challenge

TheStrivingMuslimahBlog.Burger.Challenge.PicFlipping through an in-flight magazine with my daughter beside; our eyes caught sight of this chilli-packed eye-watering burger eating challenge - it’s a burger so spicy that you need to sign a legal waver before even taking as much as a small bite of it.

Anyone who clears the plate within 30 minutes gets the burger free (Dhs. 60) and goes on, “The Wall of Flame” - even the man who prepared the burger won’t go near it!

“It’s too hot for me,” says Chef Sunil Anandan who spent a whole  month sourcing chillis from all over the planet and perfecting the recipe. “I have tasted it but I can’t finish it.” he admits.

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Dare to slice?! ... an onion! | Sharp Knife Onion | The Striving Muslimah Blog

The mere thought of chopping onions can bring you to tears, literally!

…ever wondered why?

The tearing agent is your body’s chemical defense.

When you slice an onion, it ruptures onion cells, a pungent juice sprays up into your eyes releasing a chemical irritant (amino acid sulphoxides). These re-form to make a gas and come in contact with your eyes-glands, it stings and the eye responds by producing tears to cleanse itself.

Well! … the truth is that there is no practical way to completely eliminate eye irritation, but there are a few things you can do to make it better.

Onion bring great flavor to foods, so don’t stop chopping… just use these tips and cry a little less!

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Cry less... with onions! Sharp Knife Onion | The Striving Muslimah Blog

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— Shawana A. Aziz

It’s served on the morning of Eid day in the family as breakfast after the Eid Salaat and throughout the day to all the visiting guests.

Eid celebrations in India and Pakistan would not be complete without this traditional sweet dish – Sheer Khurma…

Sheer (شير) means sweetened milk is Persian, and Khurma (خرما) is dates…

The main ingredients in Sheer korma are Vermicelli, Whole Milk, sugar and dates – and depending on the region, nuts are used for garnish – essentially Almonds and Pistachios.

Try this very traditional recipe of Sheer Khurma this Eid!

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— Shawana A. Aziz