So I talked about Ramadan and it would be remiss of me to not post pictures of Eid , right? Well, that’s my justification and there you have it. But Eid is all about food, pretty clothes and family getting together. So since my family is not keen on having their pictures on my book blog, you’ll have to do with my face and some food.
My mother got us up at 6:30 in the morning to make food. So I made a list to help us know what needs to get done. And then I wished I hadn’t because holy smokes, so much to do!
This is a complicated layering of Dalo leaves and a mix of crushed lentils. Which is then steamed and then fried. Vegetarian dish with tamarind chutney in the middle.
More of the same dish (saina) and veggie samosas.
This is called baklolo (or vakalolo) and is a Fijian dish. It has cassava, coconut milk and coconut in. It is steamed wrapped in banana leaves. Delicious!
Cassava and breaded shrimp alternating with plum sauce in the middle for dipping purposes.
I got henna done. It was pretty and every time I saw it, I was reminded of Halloween and pumpkins. Haha.
The requisite fruit platter. I did all of this. Yes damnit, I will be proud of my fruit arranging techniques.
Lamb cutlets. My dad and I had a mini cooking lesson here. Now I know the recipe for it. If you’re curious, please let me know and I shall tell you. Haha.
The sweet food. Well mostly sweet. Two of those in there aren’t sweet.
Oh and me, in my finery:
I was incredibly tired by this time and the open house hadn’t even started.
There were lots more dishes but I was too busy taking care of the guests to snap pictures sadly. I hope you enjoyed the glimpse of this traditional holiday.