Ramzan Eid/Eid-ul-Fitar Celebration In India
As the holy month of Ramzan ends, Eid is celebrated amongst Muslims all across the world. Ramzan or Ramadan as it is called is a derivation from the Arabic word ‘Ramida’ or ‘Arramad’ meaning intense scorching heat and dryness of the ground. It is believed that all the sins are scorched out as the ground burns. During the holy month people fast for 30 days from dawn to dusk without eating or drinking water. It is to remind that there are also people in the world who do not get food to eat & water to drink. Charity is recommended to be done during Ramzan as it is believed that charity made during the holy month of Ramzan is multiplied up to 70 times. More than anything, this month celebrates brotherhood, compassion for the underprivileged in the society and purifying ones soul.
Health Benefits of Fasting/Roza
Fasting helps people practice self control and it helps cleanse the body & mind. In recent years lot of research has been done about the medical benefits of Ramadan. The physiological effect of fasting includes lower of blood sugar, lowering of cholesterol and lowering of the systolic blood pressure. In fact, Ramadan fasting would be an ideal recommendation for treatment of mild to moderate, stable, non-insulin diabetes, obesity and essential hypertension. There are psychological effects of fasting as well. There is a peace and tranquility for those who fast during the month of Ramadan.
On Eid, sheer khurma or sevaiyaan kheer is the most common sweet made across Indian household along with array of Biryanis & mutton/ chicken dishes. New clothes are worn by all & after the prayers, people visit their friends & relatives to greet. Younger generation gets ‘Eidi’ which is the word for the gift given on Eid.
Recipe of Sheer Khurma
1. Heat Ghee & fry the dry fruits till light brown. Keep it separately to be added later.
2. Fry the vermicelli in the remaining ghee till golden brown & reserve.
3. Heat milk in a thick bottom vessel & reduce it to three fourths its volume.
4. Add sugar & stir well till it dissolves.
5. Now slowly add the fried vermicelli into the milk along with the dates & cook till it’s done.
6. Add the Elaichi powder to the Khurma.
7. Serve it hot in small bowls & garnish it with lots of dry fruits & Enjoy!
With super healthy and delicious Sheer Khurma let’s all celebrate one of biggest festivals in India. Happy Eid to All Readers of Go Mama 24/7!