The most exciting Eid-ul-Azha I have spent in my entire life was probably in the Valley of Mina – when Mr. A and I were exhausted, relieved, grateful and simply happy all at the same time. Lost amongst a sea of humanity, there was nothing to do yet there was so much to do – but it was all celebrated in willingness and scoops of God given energy. All other Eids, I have to confess, have been ultra boring!
I have vivid recollections of family get together at venues where my siblings and I sat, sulked, ate and then sulked again. Eid in London was definitely a hit-and-run show – where you would be reminded by an early morning shrilly phone call from family back home and soon after you would be tubing to work, all forgotten festivities amidst number crunching and research. Eid in Singapore was a one-day eat-meet-greet fan fare at some ‘multi purpose hall’ in one of the high-rise habitats that the country has to offer. And this particular Eid in Pakistan is speckled with traffic jams, goat jams, and loads of meat eating meets!
I personally want to be in PJs 24/3, withdraw, hibernate, lie torpid and slake in some non – healthy comfort food. Now that all the hay and seeds have been used to feed the sacrificial animals there is possibly no way that I will divulge into a leafy salad. So allow me to share a recipe with you – which is intensely rich, warm and makes you slumber! Although the recipe calls for two servings, it can easily be shared with those uninvited guests that you will be receiving over the Eid Holidays.