Yesterday we celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. This year was our turn to host the family lunch. Here are some of the highlights (I will post some pictures later this week).
- Seeing my kids and nephews dressed up in their exquisite salwar kameez and kurta pyjama; they looked like little princes and princesses in their special outfits.
- Eating the delicious biryani (rice cooked with chicken and saffron) and bhagara baingan (spicy eggplant curry) prepared respectively by my cousin and sister-in-law. They are both great cooks, and the traditional meal was a perfect way to conclude the day’s activities.
- My son’s excitement at FINALLY getting a video game system. We broke down and got him a Wii. It’s very cool, I must say, and I love the fact that it requires him to be active instead of sitting in front of the computer.
- The post-Eid lethargy. After a day of eating, all we could do was to put our feet up and watch the Emmys. I lasted about 10 minutes before I fell into a content slumber.
What a great celebration! I just love hearing about all of these different festivities and cultural gatherings. It’s so wonderful!
Sounds yummy! We also enjoyed sheer khurma and sawaiyan with many other traditional treats! Eid Mubarak!
Sounds wonderful, Amreen. I watched a really cool show on Food network yesterday about celebrating Eid in Turkey…they made the same dessert but called it “gulach”. It sounds heavenly!