What is Eid Al- Adha?

written by Faiza Hersi 31st August 2016
Eid al- Adha honors and commemorates the willingness of  Abraham in sacrificing Ishmael as per God’s order with a sheep to sacrifice in the last second instead. It is a Islamic holiday that takes place at the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where muslims all over the world come together and celebrate their faith by eating a lot of red meat.
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During Eid al- Adha, Muslims dress in their finest attire and those who can afford it are encouraged to sacrifice an animal- most often a sheep, cow or camel- and donate the meat to neighbours and the less fortunate! The meat is usually divided into three parts: the family keeps one third; another third for relatives, friends and neighbors; and the last part is given to those in need. The idea is that no one is left without meat on the table during Eid al-Adha!
Check out this Lamb Chop Curry recipe that you can try this Eid!
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Prep Time: About 15 minutes
Cook Time: About 1 hour
Serves: 6 people

¼ cup (about 60ml) Vegetable Oil

975 grams (2 pounds and 2 ounces) Lamb Chops

2 large Onions, peeled and diced

½ tablespoon Ginger Paste

½ tablespoon Garlic Paste

2 teaspoons Salt (or to taste)

½ teaspoon Crushed Red Chilli Powder

¼ teaspoon Ground Turmeric

2 teaspoons Ground Cumin

3 teaspoons Ground Coriander

½ tin (200 grams) Plum Tomatoes

145ml Plain Yoghurt, beaten

Large handful Fresh Coriander, chopped

1 teaspoon Garam Masala

4 Thick Green Chillies, sliced



  1. Take a deep pan with high sides. Place over a medium heat and once hot, add the vegetable oil.
  2. When the oil is hot, add in the lamb chops.
  3. Then, add in the onions, ginger paste, garlic paste, salt, ground turmeric, crushed red chilli flakes, ground cumin and ground coriander. Stir together.
  4. Next, in goes the plum tomatoes and the beaten yoghurt. Give everything a stir and bring to the boil. Then, turn the heat to the lowest and leave the curry to simmer for 1 hour or until the lamb chops are tender.
  5. Uncover and dry out any excess moisture, if you want. Stir in the garam masala, green chillies and fresh coriander.
  6. Serve with naan, rice or chips. Enjoy!

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