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Eid-ul-Adha will soon be here. It is celebrated to honour Ibrahim, who, in his devotion to Allah was ready to sacrifice his own son when called upon to do so. This is a day is also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, where families make an animal sacrifice, especially of one that has been reared for a while at home and a feast prepared. This is shared with friends and family, with the primary idea that no one should be hungry on this day. This year, will celebrations being a bit toned down, most sacrifices are being performed with generous donations going to flood afflicted victims from money set aside for Eid. And, since food is something that unites us all, here are some of the stand-out dishes that form part of the feast that you simply must have and 5 restaurants that you can find it at in Bangalore.
The Mutton Biryani
Granted that every home and every restaurant even has its own style of making a biryani. That being said, there is something about this dish that can bring people together like no other. Here are some of the biryanis you should try:
The Galouti Kebab
There are just so many stories on the origin of the Galouti and almost all of them make for a good background tale to go with this delicacy. Hand-pounded meat that is the epitome of melt-in-the-mouth is one that is relished during Eid and all through the year as well. Sure, there are variations in spellings and presentation, but here is where you can have it:
Lamb shanks, slow cooked to fall off the bone goodness. Who would not want to spend some leisurely time with this dish? Here is where you can:
This saffron-tinged Indian bread is just perfect to hold up a Galouti or to soak up some goodness from all those heavy curries of meat. Some of the best ones are at:
Kubani ka Meetha
This slow-cooked apricot dessert comes in a variety of textures and levels of sweetness. I personally prefer the not too sweet, a tinge of sourness and a deep dark brown colour to mine. Here is where you can get some.
At Pista House, Frazer Town
Ruth Dsouza Prabhu has been a media professional for 18 years now, across multiple platforms. As a passionate F&B writer, she has interacted personally with internationally renowned names such as Marco Pierre White, Janice Wong, Chef Vivek Singh, Chef Vikas Khanna, Madhur Jaffrey, the late Tarla Dalal and many others for her stories. A highlight has been personal interviews with all three of the celebrity judges on Masterchef Australia. She is on several jury panels of food and beverage awards, is sought after for opinions in the field by publications and has her work published in well-known names such as The Hindu, Firstpost, HuffPost India, Condé Nast Traveller, NatGeo Traveller among many others.