Wishing everyone Eid Mubarak.
We had a luncheon at our home, serving a ‘deconstructed raita‘- heirloom tomatoes and dainty Persian cucumbers served atop a pillowy layer of creamy Greek yoghurt, dusted with salt and cayenne pepper; an aromatic chicken rice pilaf (yakhni palao); and an aubergine, greek yoghurt and savoury mince dish. I roasted the shiny-skinned aubergines in the oven, scooped out the velvety flesh, sautéed it with onions and roasted cumin, slathered some Greek yoghurt on top, and added the savoury mince with chiffoned fresh mint.
We rounded off the meal with cups of shir khurma, a thick, creamy pudding made of vermicelli, roasted cardamom seeds, full-cream milk, almonds and sultanas. And sugar, lots of sugar. It was polished off before I could take any photos of it.
Hope everyone’s Eid was as wonderful as ours.
I shall be posting the recipes in separate posts this month.