Eid is all about sharing good food with friends and family, enjoying traditional dishes and serving up indulgent treats to mark the end of Ramadan. It’s also a time for giving, which means making plenty of delicious finger food or sharing pots to go round at home, serve up at parties or hand out in the community. Here’s a handy guide to help you make sure you buy what you need for your Eid celebrations.

Try our Eid sharing recipes

These recipes are great for street party tables, picnics or impressing your visitors and treating them to good food as you spend time with loved ones and celebrate Eid together.

Jewelled Rice

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Jewelled Rice Salad

This dish tastes as good as it looks. The red chilli adds a little spice while the mango, apricots and cranberries deliver a nice bold flavour.

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Chicken Bites

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Parmesan Chicken Bites

These cheesy chicken bites, with a crunchy coating, are great for quick picks.

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Pistachio Cake

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Pistachio & Lime Cake

Assemble this perfect pistachio and lime cake just before serving to ensure you serve it really fresh. It looks impressive for an Eid centrepiece, but is really simple to make.

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Carrot Cake Muffins

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Carrot Cake Muffins

The spices in these muffins create a rich aromatic flavour and the creamy coconut frosting is the perfect topping to give these muffins a unique twist.

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Buy extra supplies of fresh Ingredients

Fresh fruit and veg always adds a burst of colour to Eid celebrations, so keeping lots of key items like garlic, chillies and mango at home means you can rustle up traditional dishes as and when you need to for gatherings - planned and unplanned.

Eid Food

Ideas for your fresh ingredients:

  • Aloo Saag
  • Samosas
  • Fruit Chaat
  • Mango Lassi

Nazish's Stuffed Chocolate Dates

For an Eid treat with a difference, stuff a batch of pitted dates with almonds or hazelnuts and dip in melted chocolate or Nutella - and serve as a sweet popsicle on cocktail sticks.

Ideas for kitchen cupboard ingredients:

  • Ginger & Garam Masala Raita
  • Vegetable Biryani Rice
  • Chapati Veggie Kebabs
  • Halva Puri

Save time with ready-to-cook halal meats

If you’re short on time or your plans change during Eid, these ideas are great for last-minute catering. Cook from chilled ready to take along to a get-together with friends and family, donate to a community party or share with neighbours.