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Celebrating Eid al-Adha

By Jenna Cura
June 28, 2022
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Eid al-Adha Mubarak to all those celebrating!

Eid al-Adha is also known as the festival of sacrifice, celebrating selfless acts for those in need. Afreen, our summer People and Culture Assistant, shares what this celebration means to her and her family.

“It’s a holiday that allows me to re-evaluate and reflect on my actions and my words throughout the year. It gives me the chance to renew and improve my relationship with myself, others, and my faith. It also brings me closer to my family as we celebrate together. We wear our new sets of shalwar-kameez (traditional Pakistani attire), attend Eid prayer at the mosque, and share quality time together. Part of what makes Eid al-Adha so memorable for me is the delicious food that we share with our family, friends, and neighbours in need. Every Eid, my mom makes the best Korma (braised curry). I’ll be sharing the recipe!”

Korma recipe:

1. Goat/Lamb/Mutton on Bones (1 kg/2.2 lbs)
2. Onions (3 medium/300g)
3. Plain Yogurt (1 1/2 cup/300g, whipped)
4. Ginger Julienne (2-3 tablespoons)
5. Oil (1 cup/175 ml)
6. Shan Foods Korma Mix (1 packet)
1. Heat oil, fry onions until light golden, remove and crush.
2. In the same oil, add meat, yogurt, and Shan Foods Korma Mix. Cover and cook on low heat for 20-30 minutes.
3. Add julienne ginger and 1/2 to 1 cup water for gravy. Cover and cook on low heat until meat is tender.
4. Stir in crushed onions. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-10 minutes.
Remove excess oil before serving.

Tips: Yogurt should not be sour. Don’t use over-browned fried onions.

Meat: Use ribs, saddle chops, and shoulder cuts.korma recipe

Bon appetite!
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