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These are all the mouth-watering foods people are eating on Eid-Al-Adha

Eid Mubarak to those celebrating! (Picture: Naheeda Mizan/Rahul Jalil/Shabana Ahmed)
Eid is about wo..

Eid Mubarak to those celebrating! (Picture: Naheeda Mizan/Rahul Jalil/Shabana Ahmed)

Eid is about worship, about swag, and food. Lots and lots of food.

Muslims celebrating Eid-Al-Adha, to honour prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice his son, eat as much as they can on the special day.

The occasion centres on food as a lamb is sacrificed to honour how God replaced Abrahams son with the animal.

On the second Eid of the year, Muslim households sacrifice the lamb and hand it out to family, friends, and the poor.

The three-day celebrations consist of many different meals with each culture consuming their own special cuisines.

So, in case you want to nose around what Muslims eat on Eid or just want to see if others are eating the same as you, these are some of the delicious meals gobbled up during the festivities.

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As with Christmas or any meal-heavy occasions, loads of Muslims wake up on the second day of Eid, eating the leftovers from the day before.

For those from Bangladeshi or other south Asian households, that might include choi fita/pita/pitha (these can take on different names in different households/groups).

These are little dumplings made up of browned rice flour, water and salt. You can make a fita biran which means to fry them and add caramelised onions and other garnishings like chilli and eggs.

And of course, you can pair that with the Qurbani (sacrificed) meat cooked for the occasion.

Other fried goods include narikeler pitha/fob/pob which are coconut puff pastries, also called curry pastries.

These are filled with coconut shavings which have been fried and drenched in sugar.

Another popular staple is handesh – rice flour and date molasses cakes popular in Bangladesh and India.

These are round fried things, ripped and dipped into milk and eaten as a cereal, consumed by itself or accompanied with a fresh, hot chai.

Main meals may include biryani, korma, lamb curries, sambus (samosa) and more.

Please enjoy these delicious-looking food pics bound to get you hungry:

Eid dessert table
We wish we were invited to this Eid (Picture: Promi Ferdousi)
Choi pitha bhaji - chopped up choi pitha stir fried with crispy onions and green chilli and fresh coriander
Choi pitha bhaji (browned rice flour, water and salt) stir-fried with crispy onions and green chilli and fresh coriander omg (Picture: Rahul Jalil)
Handesh/sondesh - rice flour and date molasses cakes (
Handesh – rice flour and date molasses cakes (Picutre: Naheeda Mizan)
Sondesh - a sweet dessert made with milk and sugar
Sondesh – a sweet dessert made with milk and sugar (Picture: Dina Begum)
Nobabi Shemai - crispy vermicelli layered with a creamy pudding centre.
Nobabi Shemai – crispy vermicelli layered with a creamy pudding centre (Picture: Dina Begum)
Gajar halwa - carrot-based sweet dessert
Gajar halwa – carrot-based sweet dessert (Picture: Naheeda Mizan)
Table of finger foods
Some Metro.co.uk folks were invited to this Eid celebration (Picture: Jennifer Haque)
Khaza/Khaza/Goja mishti (sweets) - refined wheat flour with sugar made into layered dough, with or without dry fruit or other stuffing, and lightly fried in oil
Khaza/Khaza/Goja mishti (sweets) – refined wheat flour with sugar made into layered dough, with or without dry fruit or other stuffing, and lightly fried in oil (Picture: Naheeda Mizan)
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Wetherspoons adds first plant-based fake meat burger to the menu

The new burger is made to feel and taste like meat (Picture: JD Wetherspoon)
When youre after some v..

The new burger is made to feel and taste like meat (Picture: JD Wetherspoon)

When youre after some vegan grub, Wetherspoons likely isnt the first place you think to go.

For pints, sure. But plant-based meals?

That could be set to change with the pub brands newest addition to the menu.

JD Wetherspoon has teamed up with startup The Meatless Farm – the UK rival to those Impossible and Beyond Meat burgers youve heard about – to create a vegan burger with the taste and texture of meat.

The burgers first landed on the menu early this year. Now, after a successful six-month trial in 40 Wetherspoons pubs, itll be available at all 880 Wetherspoons branches.

You may have sampled The Meatless Farms offering before – they sell their plant-based mince, burgers, and sausages in loads of major supermarkets.

Made of pea, soy and rice protein, chicory root, and carrot fibre, the burger is designed to have that meaty feel that will convert even the staunchest carnivores to give it a go.

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While Wetherspoons already does a vegetarian burger, this will be the first ever vegan patty the pub has sold.

Its served with a side of chips and onion rings for around £6 (prices vary depending on which Wetherspoon you head to).

Wetherspoons head of catering, Jameson Robinson, said: We are keen to offer vegetarian and vegan pub-goers an excellent choice of meals to enjoy at Wetherspoon.

The plant-based burger is a great addition to the menu and we are confident that it will prove popular with vegetarians and vegans as well as those who eat meat.

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Heinz team up with Hummingbird Bakery to launch ketchup and beans flavour cakes

Were… not sure (Picture: Hummingbird)
We all know somebody who loves condiments a bit too much.

The..

Were… not sure (Picture: Hummingbird)

We all know somebody who loves condiments a bit too much.

The one who drowns their roast dinner in ketchup, or eats lasagna with a squirt of salad cream on the side.

But are condiment cupcakes a step too far? Heinz has teamed up with the famous Hummingbird Bakery to create a range of cakes inspired by the beans manufacturers iconic products.

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Sweet and savoury sometimes works… right? (Picture: Hummingbird)

The cupcake flavours include ketchup, beans, mayo, salad cream and tomato soup – and were not sure how to feel about them.

The launch of the cakes this Friday is to celebrate the birthday of company founder, Henry John Heinz.

Each of the six Hummingbird Bakery branches in London is giving away 25 of the cakes for free, on a first-come, first-served basis. After that, youll be able to buy them for £3.45 each.

Hummingbird
OK, we just need to try one (Picture: Hummingbird)

But do we really need a mayo flavoured cupcake? And how does a tomato soup flavoured cake even work? Were not sure, but were definitely intrigued.

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Heinz notoriously enjoy playing with their classic flavours. Only recently they launched their Saucy Sauce – a hybrid mayo/ketchup condiment. And plenty of people were excited about the launch of a Heinz Beanz pizza.

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Zizzi launches jackfruit pepperoni pizza and its completely vegan

The pizza is entirely vegan (Picture: Zizzi)
Attention, plant-based pals: Zizzi has launched a new v..

The pizza is entirely vegan (Picture: Zizzi)

Attention, plant-based pals: Zizzi has launched a new vegan pizza and it sounds amazing.

The new jackfruit pepperoni pizza comes in partnership with plant-based protein company Jack & Bry.

The Jackfruit Italian Hot is topped with a new kind of pepperoni to create a vegan alternative to the classic, so now vegans dont have to miss out on enjoying circles of meaty joy.

The plant-based pizza, which costs £10.75, is the first vegan dish to be permanently added to the Zizzi menu, and has been voted as the Best Vegan Pizza at the PETA Vegan Food Awards 2019.

The new pizza comes topped with four ingredients: spicy harissa, roquito chili, vegan Mozzarisella and jackfruit pepperoni.

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The pepperoni is made from jackfruit (Picture: Zizzi)

It took 12 months to develop the palm oil-free meat alternative which is high in fibre and also features 70% less fat than the traditional meat pepperoni.

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So yes, its a pretty healthy option all round – even for those who arent vegan.

The Jackfruit Italian Hot is available as a Rustica, Classic or Skinny pizza and comes as part of Zizzis new Autumn menu which will be available from 15 October.

Bryony Tinn-Disbury, Co-Founder of Jack & Bry says: Were absolutely thrilled to be working with Zizzi on their latest vegan dish. There is a huge opportunity right now for brands and restaurants to listen to their audiences by expanding their plant-based offerings. Its great that Zizzi are committed to its audience and are helping to create delicious, guilt-free plant-based alternatives.

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Kathryn Wilson, Director of Food Development at Zizzi added: Were always looking for new ways to innovate our dishes at Zizzi and ensure that there is something for everyone. Our customers are more conscious than ever in what theyre eating and how it is sourced.

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