It feels good doesn't it to open up your house to your loved ones? To have them there feasting and laughing is a gift like no other. Getting there sometimes (in terms of logistics) can seem tricky. Today I am sharing five Eid Menu Ideas along with tips for prepping to make that part easier!
Below you will find One Eid Brunch Menu, Two Desi Menus for different sized crowds and Two Desi and Non Desi Food Menus for different sized crowds. Mix and match as you please 🙂 The Menus are in gray and the prep tips in pink!
Looking for just dessert inspo? Click here to check out some Eid dessert favourites!
Table of Contents
- Eid Menu Must Have: Seviyan
- Eid Brunch Menu
- Eid Lunch/Dinner: Desi Menu One, The Bigger Spread
- Eid Lunch/ Dinner: Desi Menu Two, for a Smaller Group
- Eid Menu: Desi + Non Desi One: The Bigger Spread
- Eid Menu Desi + Non Desi: For a smaller group
Eid Menu Must Have: Seviyan
Eid Brunch Menu
Here are some Eid dishes you can make for Eid Brunch and tips too!
Prep Ahead Tips: You can make the Keema a day or two before. Simply heat and give "dum" before serving. The Aloo and Chole are also so very quick but can easily be prepped a day ahead. I do love heating stove top for that fresh taste. For the Khageena you can prep the green chilies/onions in advance otherwise it is as quick as it comes.
Eid Lunch/Dinner: Desi Menu One, The Bigger Spread
Hosting a crowd can seem daunting, but cook smart and you'll be just fine! Links below the slideshows 🙂
- A Chana Pulao or a Hyderabadi Chicken Pulao
- Garlic Chutney
- Whole Roasted Cauliflower
- Aalu ka Shorba
- Dhaba Style Chanay ki Daal
- Bombay Bakery Coffee Cake or Mocha Icebox (No Bake) Cake
- Bread Kheer or Biscoff Ice Cream Cake
Make ahead tips: You can marinate the raan 3-4 days in advance, the garlic chutney can be made head. The cauliflower can be steamed (10 minutes in a pot) and then marinated and roasted the day of. The Aalu ka Shorba can be made a day in advance and so can the cakes. Kheer or Biscoff Ice Cream Cake can be made two days in advance.
Eid Lunch/ Dinner: Desi Menu Two, for a Smaller Group
A hearty smaller menu for your loved ones!
- Beef Biryani (with an IP hack)
- Chicken Paratha Rolls
- Corn on the Cob (boil, sprinkle with a mixture of chili powder, salt, and lemon. obviously)
- Ras Malai Tres Leches or a Round Tres Leches
Prep ahead tips: Prep the biryani masala in advance and cook the rice the day of. The chicken for the paratha can also be marinated a day in advance and the rolls assembled in the morning, just reheat in the oven! The Ras Malai Cake is best when made a day before.
Eid Menu: Desi + Non Desi One: The Bigger Spread
Sometimes you've got a crowd coming that you know would appreciate a little variety! Pick and choose what works from below for your Eid Dinner or Eid Lunch!
Eid Dish Ideas for a Bigger Spread
- Stovetop Lemon Chicken Roast or Instant Pot Tandoori Chicken Roast
- Chicken and Cheese Casserole or White Sauce and Chicken Pasta
- Puff Pastry Braid
- Biscuits (or store bought garlic bread) and a Green Salad
- Chanay ki Daal or Daal Palak
- Gobi Gosht
- Chicken Ginger
- Kachay Keemay ke Kabab
- Rice - Plain or Matar Pulao
- Baingan Raita
Dessert Ideas for a Bigger Spread
- Caramel Custard/Pudding/Flan or a Kulfi with Magic Crunch
- Marble Cake (so good with chai!) or a Strawberry Cake
Prep Ahead Tips: Marinate the chicken a day in advance, it cooks quickly stovetop the day of. The White Sauce Chicken Pasta and the Chicken and Cheese Casserole can be prepped a day before too, just bake the day of. The daal palak, kachay keemay ke kabab mixture, gobi gosht, baingan raita, caramel custard, and marble cake can all be made a day ahead.
Eid Menu Desi + Non Desi: For a smaller group
Options abound for a great Eid Menu my friends - Check out these ideas for an Eid Menu for a smaller group below.
- Halal Cart Style Chicken & Rice or Singaporean Rice
- Cauliflower Fritters or Vegetable Noodle Spring Rolls
- A Fattoush Salad or any green salad
- Easy Instant Pot Pasanday or Bhuna Gosht
- Achari Aloo or Bhindi Masala
- Easy Chicken Jalfrezi
- Mango Mousse or Lemon Mousse
- Coconut Cake or Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Prep Ahead Tips: Marinate the chicken a day ahead and make both sauces. The Pasanday/Bhuna Gosht can be made a day ahead as can the Aloo Cholay, the Jalfrezi, the Mousse and the Cake options. Cauliflower fritters can be made the day of and just heated in the oven at 350F for a few minutes before serving.
Hope these ideas help you plan a delicious Eid!