Eid ul Adha is the most significant Islamic festival, also known as the “day of sacrifice,” which is celebrated by Muslims throughout the world. Since this is an occasion for animal sacrifice, the amount of meat on your table is understandable. If you are searching for healthy BBQ recipes for Eid ul Adha, you are at right place!
Health comes first in every situation. But people usually forget this on special occasions and festivals. Same is the case on Eid ul Adha. Consumption of oily foods, more meat, spicy cuisines, and other unhealthy meals increase the risks of many health conditions during Eid ul Adha days. But if you eat wisely, and follow healthy recipes, you can stay healthy and enjoy the meat on Eid ul Adha.
Top 5 Healthy BBQ Recipes for Eid ul Adha:
Muslims are busy getting ready for the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha holiday. There will be plenty of food to fill the homes as well as bloodshed of sacrificial animals. Grilled steak or lamb, kababs, tikkah and boti are spme of the classic dishes that everyone enjoys making. Everyone should create some of the most well-known Bakra Eid or Eid-ul-Adha BBQ recipes during these days, though. They are not only delicious but also quite simple to make.
BBQ Beef Steak:
Without the eagerly awaited steak, what good is a barbecue? For most BBQ gatherings, it is the show-stopper on your table.
The recipe is simple and can be served with vegetables that are healthy addition in your menu.
- Tri-tip beef steak 4
- Vinegar 2 tablespoon full
- Oil 3 tablespoons
- Mustard 2 tablespoons
- Rosemary 2 tablespoon
- Pepper ½ tablespoon
- Soy sauce 2 tablespoons
- Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
- Grounded red pepper 1 teaspoon
- Set up a gas grill or coals for direct heat. For a charcoal grill, it will take roughly 40 minutes to reach medium heat; for a gas grill, it will take roughly 10 minutes.
- Use a sharp knife to slice the outer edge of the fat on steaks diagonally per inch. Avoid cutting into the steak because doing so will cause the liquids to cook out, leaving the beef dry.
- Mix all the above mentioned ingredients in a bowl, and mix them well. Then add beef steak pieces in the prepared marinade, and marinate them well.
- Leave the beef for margination for 4-5 hours in refrigerator.
- Place the steaks on the grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until they are gently charred and golden in color. Grill the steaks for a further 8 to 10 minutes for medium medium-well (150 degrees F).
Gola kabab is another healthy way to consume meat. You can try this recipe both with mutton and beef. The kababs are full of flavors of different spices. So try this healthy BBQ recipe this Eid ul Adha.
- Mutton/Beef Mince (Keema) – 500 grams
- Cumin Seeds (Zeera )- 1 Teaspoon
- Whole Red Pepper (Sabut Laal Mirch) – 8
- Coriander Seed (Sabut dhania) – 1 Teaspoon
- Gram Flour (Besan) – 1.5 Tablespoon Full
- Garam Masala Powder – 2 Teaspoons
- Red Chili Powder (Pissi laal mirch) – 1 Teaspoon
- Coriander Powder (Pisa dhania) – 1 Teaspoon
- Black Pepper Powder (Pisi kali mirch)- ½ Teaspoon
- Ginger Garlic Paste (Pisa adrak lehsun) – 2 Teaspoons
- Brown Onion (Tali pyaz) – 1 Tablespoon
- Salt – 1 Teaspoon
- Raw Papaya Paste (Kacha pappita) – 2 Teaspoons
- Fresh Coriander (Hara dhania) – Few leaves
- Oil – 2 Teaspoons
- Add whole red peppers (sabut laal mirch), cumin seeds (zeera), and coriander seeds to a pan (sabut dhani).
- Toast it until it becomes fragrant. Then remove it!
- Add gram flour (besan) to the same pan and heat gently. Remove it as soon as it starts to display light brown hue. To prevent burning, keep stirring the gram flour.
- Add toasted spices and gram flour to the grinder.
- Add Garam masala powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, and black pepper powder
- To create a powder, grind all the ingredients in a blender.
- Now add the minced mutton or beef (keema) to the grinder.
- In addition, incorporate salt, raw papaya (as a meat tenderizer), Gola kabab masala, and fresh coriander.
- To create a smooth mixture, grind the meat with all the other ingredients.
- Take the meat out of the grinder at this time, then put it in a bowl.
- Add in 2 teaspoons of oil. It will aid in the smooth preparation of kabab and ensure that they are juicy after Grilling.
- Make a tiny ball out of the meat you just took in your hands.
- Prick the skewer in a ball to make hole in kabab.
- Grill and set up a barbecue.
- Gola Kababs are ready.
Kaleeji/Liver of sacrificial animal is very healthy. It has a lot of nutrients that can be consumed on the auspicious occasion of Eid ul Adha. You can enjoy Kaleeji Tikkah in the form of BBQ on this Eid.
- Mutton liver – ½ kg
- Ginger garlic paste- 1 tablespoon full
- Salt to taste
- Chili powder-1 teaspoon
- Crushed red pepper- 1 teaspoon
- Turmeric- ½ teaspoon
- Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
- Thick yogurt -125 grams
- Cumin powder- ½ teaspoon
- Oil – 2 tablespoons
- Cut liver weighing half a kilogram into fine cube shape. Marinate the liver cubes in ginger garlic paste.
- Add 1 teaspoon of chilli powder, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 125 grams of thick yogurt.
- Add 1 tsp of finely chopped red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon full of turmeric, and 1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder.
- Now stir in 2 tablespoons of oil.
- Add 4 to 5 kaleeji cubes on each skewer, and cook over hot coals until done.
- Serve the kaleeji tikka with salad and chutney.
The iconic Bihari Boti is one of Pakistan’s most popular dishes, especially during barbeque nights, Eid dinners, or a night out with the family.
Thin strips of beef marinated in a spicy homemade masala and finished with coal smoke make up Bihari Kabab/Boti. Traditionally, they are barbecued over charcoal, but they can also be grilled on a pan.
- Beef 2 kg
- Mustard oil 4 tablespoon
- Yogurt 1 cup
- Onion fried 1 cup
- Papaya 2 tablespoons
- Garam masala powder 2 teaspoons
- Coriander powder 2 teaspoons
- Red chili whole 50 grams
- Cumin 50 grams
- Coconut powder 50 grams
- Poppy seeds ground 50 grams
- Salt 2 teaspoons
- Black pepper 1 tablespoon
- Carom 1 tablespoon
- All spice 1 tablespoon
- Nutmeg/mace ½ teaspoon
- Grind cumin, red chilies, carom, nutmeg, and mace.
- Add salt, papaya paste, red pepper, powdered coconut, ground poppy seeds, and all spice powder and combine thoroughly.
- Noww add thinly sliced chopped meat (undercut), fried onions, lemon juice, papaya paste, oil, and mix well.
- Finally, thread them onto skewers and Barbecue or grill them.
- Serve with chutney and salad.
Turkish Adana Kabab:
Kebabs of many types are popular in Turkish and Middle Eastern cuisines. This version is named after the Turkish city of Adana, where it is thought to have originated, and is generally composed of minced lamb skewered and roasted over charcoal. On this Eid ul Adha BBQ night, try this simple and healthful meal.
- 1 pound ground lamb
- 1 small onion, minced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground sumac, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
- 2 tablespoons ice water
- Combine the ground lamb, minced onion and garlic, 1 teaspoon each of ground cumin and sumac, salt, ground black pepper, red pepper flakes, and ice water in a large mixing bowl.
- Knead the mixture by hand until it becomes gooey and begins to stick to the side of the bowl. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to chill.
- Wet your hands and thread a quarter of the lamb mixture onto each skewer. One simple approach is to create balls using a 1-ounce scoop, thread a few on each skewer, and then mash them together to form the kebab shape.
- Preheat the grill or coals to medium-high temperature.
- Combine the remaining 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin and sumac in a small bowl.
- Grill the kebabs for 12 minutes, or until nicely browned on both sides. While the kebabs are grilling, sprinkle with the remaining spice mixture.
- If preferred, garnish the kebabs with lettuce leaves, sliced red onion, parsley, tomatoes, and chopped cucumbers, as well as warm pita or naan bread. Enjoy this easy Turkish cuisine!
Tips For Healthy BBQ Recipes On Eid ul Adha:
To make your meal healthier on Eid ul adha, add more nutritious foods in it. You can add salads, lemonades, chutneys, to add taste and nutrients on your table.
- Add meat tenderizer like raw papaya paste to make your meat more tender for BBQ.
- Add vinegar and lemon to your meat to make it tender.
- Add ginger garlic paste to make meat easy to digest
- Add raw vegetables in the form of salad as a side dish
- You can saute or grill vegetables like onion, tomatoes, corn, capsicums and enjoy with grilled/ BBQ meat
- Drink lemonade instead of cold drinks to digest the meat.
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How can we stay healthy on Eid ul Adha?
Portion control is the best way to stay healthy on Eid ul Adha. Avoid soft drinks and high sugar desserts. Consume meat in moderate amount and add vegetables in the for of salad with it. Try to consume meat in grilled and BBQ form rather than eating oily dishes.
How to make BBQ healthy on Eid ul Adha?
Add mashed potatoes, salads, chutneys, corn on the cob, lemonade, mint drinks, whole wheat bread, along with the BBQ meat and grilled dishes to make your BBQ meal healthier this Eid ul Adha.