Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid ul Adha. ‘Eid ul Adha is the celebration of sacrifice, commemorating the completion of the Hajj, or annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Even if you are not Muslim, you can join in their feasting with some Sheer Korma. Sheer Korma is a traditional Muslim festive breakfast, and a dessert for celebrations. Sheer means sweetened milk and khurma is made from dried dates.
‘Eid ul Adha is one of two major celebrations for Muslims, the other being the ‘Eid ul Fitr, which is the celebration commemorating the end of fasting in the month of Ramadan. It’s a three-day affair, though in the U.S. most people will celebrate on the day of ‘Eid and return to work for the other two days if they don’t fall on a weekend.
‘Eid celebrations are, of course, filled with delectable savory and sweet foods that span a multitude of ethnic dishes and fusion foods combining the home country with the new one. It’s an amazing way to see the diversity in people and cuisine within the community.
Sheer Korma is an Indo-Pakistani favorite at special occasions. It’s likened to a creamy pudding of sorts, but others liken it to a sweet cereal. There are varying ways to make it, but the end result is always a mixture of creamy, buttery and sweet goodness that marks a special holiday treat so many people enjoy throughout the day.
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Source: Indiana Public Meda – Yvonne Maffei