Eid ul Adha Home Preparations
It’s Eid ul Adha time! Lots of fun and blessings comes with a lot more work. But you can hook up a few things that will keep your home organised and ready this Eid. Here, we have collected some tips to get you ahead this Eid.
1. Get Your freezer emptied.
You might need some room in your refrigerator for Zahiba meat. So, quickly use up or give away all frozen foods and meat. Get it cleaned with soda and vinegar for odorless fridge.
Eid-Adha is super busy and food delicacies are in demand so plan your menu ahead. Paste it on your fridge and even discuss with family; so everyone’s favorite food is on the list. Next, plan or even search a recipe if you want one and print it. Prepare some desserts in advance and freeze, like gulaab jaman, your favourite halwa or barfi. Here are few suggestions for few Pakistani meat recipes.
- Kaleji Masala
- Kat a Kat or Tak a Tak
- Brain Masala
- Hunter Beef
- Tikka boti
- Seekh Kabab
- Chapli Kabab
- Gola Kabab
- Barbecue Chops
- Mandi (goat meat and rice dish)
- Sajji (made goat leg)
- Baluchi Raan
3. Grocery and other essentials
- Buy green raw papaya before it runs short in market and is even too pricy.
- Make your own mix of Tikka, Boti, Seekh Kabab (get my recipe here), Kata Kat, Karahi masala or buy in advance.
- Get ingredients for salad and your favorite Chutneys and more as per your menu.
- Store coal, kerosene and other essentials for Bar-be-que ( Check Ultimate barbecue checklist here) handy stuff for sudden small family get-to-gathers.
Pudina Chutney, Imli and khajoor chutney, dhanya pudina chutney might be good choice. I also make few extra chapatis everyday and keep freezing it till I have enough for those days with short cooking time.
5.Cleaning Out door for Barbecue
Get your terrace, gallery or garden whatever cleaned, decorated and arranged for get to gathers. And send invites to friends and family or create watsapp group to discuss plans.
Last, but most important get the list ready for the relatives, friends, neighbor who would not be doing Zabiha and you have to send them meat. course the larger share has to go to the poor and less fortunate. Also, mention in list if khala, phuppo or chacha wants some special meat or organ delicacy to avoid any future confrontation. Ooh! we all have some ‘handle with care‘ sort of relations.
7. Pre-book your Butcher
Try to sleep early to enjoy the next day, I know, sleeping early is difficult with so much to do but do try. Keep an early hour for Zabihat right after Fajr so your meat is distributed before midday and you don’t have to worry about Zabiha meat getting rotten due to hot weather.
Try to keep yourself free on Arafa day. Around midday (after Zohr) is best time for prayers and dua.
Best of luck for Eid ul Adha Home Preparations.