Recipes to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

From biryani to baklava, the dishes that celebrate the end of Ramadan vary greatly between households. Here are some of our favourites.

Parwana Afghan Kitchen's gulab jamun
Eid al-Fitr – sometimes referred to simply as Eid – marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting practised by Muslims around the world. The date of Eid is dependent on the lunar cycle - it commences the day after the crescent moon (which comes after the full moon) is sighted. In 2020, Eid is likely to fall on Saturday 23 or Sunday 24 May, and the day is generally celebrated with prayers and visiting friends and family, though social distancing restrictions around the world means this year's celebrations will look very different.
There is great diversity in the Islamic faith – Muslim communities are found throughout the subcontinent, across the Middle East, parts of Africa and Asia, and of course, in multicultural Australia, so it follows that the dishes cooked and eaten during Eid varies between households and cultures. These are but a few of our favourite recipes to celebrate Eid.