Pakistani Eid Breakfast
Pakistan’s culture is a mixture of Indian, Persian, Afghan, Central Asian, South Asian and Western Asian influences. There are over 15 major ethnic groups in Pakistan, which differ in physical features, historical bloodlines, customs, dress, food and music. Some of these include Punjabis, Sindhis, Baloch, Pashtuns, Kashmiris, Hazaras, Makranis and Baltis.
The official number of languages spoken in Pakistan are almost 73. This means that within hours as you travel between the country’s districts, there are languages that other groups in different regions do not speak. The national language is Urdu.
People of Pakistan are helpful, friendly, approachable and humble. Guests, tourists and visitors, whether domestic or international, are always welcomed with open arms. Even the poorest laborers go out of their way to help new visitors. Cultural and religious beliefs encourage Pakistanis to show love and respect towards guests. In Islam especially, a guest is a blessing from God, and it is taught that they must be given the best treatment possible.
Pakistanis are a passionate, emotional, expressive and colourful people – just like their culture. Whatever we love, we do with plenty of zest and excitement. We love to celebrate, giving presents, throwing parties and having regular large gatherings with friends and family are all very common.
Eid is Muslim’s religious festival.The word ‘Eid’ means ‘feast’ or ‘festival’. Each year Muslims celebrate both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha – but the names often get shortened to just ‘Eid’.
Eid al-Fitr – which means ‘festival of the breaking of the fast – is celebrated at the end of Ramadan a month when many adult Muslims fast.
Eid al-Adha – which means ‘feast of the sacrifice’ – is celebrated just over two months later, at the same time when many Muslims perform the Hajj.
I made this post specially to show how we Muslims of Pakistan celebrate our Eid. The very first thing in the morning is breakfast. I learned this from my mom, she used to make everything early morning before Eid prayers, keep everything on dinning table and we enjoy it after coming to prayers.We make Sweet Seviyan, chickpea curry, parathy, tea, phirni and some boiled eggs and fruits.
Now as the picture looks you might be thinking so many dishes, it is very difficult to make them. But I tell you no :). I made all of this in less than 45 minutes. Every recipe will just take less than 15 minutes to make. Parathas are store bought and I made seviyan, curry, nankhatai and ferni a day before Eid day. This way its always easy to reheat and serve. Also no dish washing in early morning ;).
Pakistani Eid Breakfast has
- Gurh Seviyan
- Chickpea Curry
- Boiled Eggs
Now have a look how I made all these dishes
Gurh Seviyan Recipe Here
Chickpea Curry Recipe Here
Nankhatai Recipe Here
Phirni Recipe Here