We are all busy preparing special dishes for Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan, stirring up our favorites; however, a few of us might as well be confused about what to prepare for Eid. In cases like these, an elaborate platter does the job. A platter put together thoughtfully serves as a great option, usually presented on special occasions when many guests are present.
This year, we can go back to elaborate Eid get-togethers and what perfect time is other than setting up platters which have the potential to become such a great way to celebrate Eid and even evolve as a gift. There are a plethora of variations when it comes to Eid platters that you can prepare in advance.
We have chosen 10 Eid platters for you to prepare and enjoy with your family and friends this Eid-ul-Fitr 2022 in Pakistan:
1 – Cheese Platter
The cheese platter is the first choice of many individuals; it is a crowd favorite, after all. All you have to do to prepare a cheese platter is put some fruits together such as grapes and berries, pick your favorite cheese, get your hands on your favorite cold cuts, some nuts and crackers, honey, and jam.
2 – Baklava Platter
The ultimate baklava platter sings Eid like no other. In recent years, baklava has become a national favorite, so naturally, a baklava platter would be a hit this Eid. Preparation of this platter requires you to buy baklava from a place that prepares great baklava and assembles it.
3 – Mezze Platter
You can prepare a mezze platter for all the vegetarians, essentially a platter that doesn’t comprise any meat. The cheese on this platter can be plant-based. Some olives, hummus, falafel paired with fig changes the game.
4- Lebanese Platter
A Lebanese platter is for meat lovers. You can add hummus, olives, pickled radish, falafels, kebabs, and so many more items to this platter.
5 – Cake Platter
The cake platter is for people with a sweet tooth; you can add baked goodies that you like to this platter. Anything ranging from cupcakes, pastries, cake slices, cookies, eclairs, truffles, etc., can go on this platter and devour with a hot cuppa tea.
6 – Bread and Cheese Platter
All carb fans will love this platter! You can add all kinds of bread and cheese to this platter, from baguette, sourdough bread, flax seed bread, brown bread to almost any kind of fancy bread. Pair it with sundried tomatoes, figs, and olives, and even a few slices of grapefruit.
7 – Cold Cuts Platter
This may not be everyone’s favorite, but it can turn out pretty well if paired with the right ingredients. Pick your favorite cold cuts from the market. Prepare other items at home, including slices of tomato, slices of cheese, pickles, sun-dried tomato.
8 – Nuts and Dates Platter
These are great for tea time but can be wiped clean at any given time. Stuffed dates and nuts in the middle go so well together. For some chewiness, add dried berries too.
9 – Pakistani Mithai Platter
The ultimate mithai platter that everyone should consume with moderation. Almost all Pakistani homes have a mithai platter on their tables on Eid. Often enjoyed with Karak chai and a good conversation.
10 – BBQ Platter
BBQ platters are great for Eid-ul-Fitr as a lot of people tend to serve and consume sweet items. To cut the monotony, prepare a bbq platter. Add favorite grilled meats, pickled vegetables, sausages, ribs, buns, etc.
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Pakistanis will be celebrating Eid in yet another lockdown. As sad as the news is, we must remember it is all for the greater good. We might be restrained in our homes, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate Eid with full zeal. The celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr lasts for three full days and primarily revolves around dressing up, applying mehndi, giving little ones Eidi, preparing, and enjoying scrumptious food.
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