The words ‘Hari Raya’ means ‘day of celebration’. The date is determined by sighting of the new moon, on the month of Syawal, in Muslim calendar. The celebration is right after the one-month fasting period (as known as Ramadan) when Muslims fast from dawn till sunset, it is to remind them of the plight of the poor and to cleanse themselves by exercising abstinence and self-control. Hari Raya celebration will lasts for a month but most of the celebration is concentrated in the first three days.
During this joyous occasion of Hari Raya Puasa, while visiting Muslim families, you can
expect to taste a wide variety of delicious traditional dishes, such as ketupat, lontong,
nasi padang, beef rendang, etc. Apart from these, you may also find some modern and
creative recipes in some families.
Air Bandung Mix
A very common drink in Malaysia, it’s just the mixture
of rose syrup, water, ice and Evaporated Filled Milk
(Susu Isian Sejat). However, simply adding some
Grass Jelly (Cincau) or Fruit Cocktail In Syrup, can
become a popular family party drink. It’s totally
delicious and refreshing.
Sweet Cream Corn Dessert
If you are a sweet corn lover, here are the fun ideas
from some Muslim families. With a can of Sweet
Cream Corn, half can of Evaporated Filled Milk(Susu
Isian Sejat) or Evaporated Creamer (Krimer Sejat),
some Sugar, water and Agar-Agar, you can easily
made the Sweet Corn Pudding (Jagung Puding).
You can also just use Sweet Cream Corn, Evaporated Creamer (Krimer Sejat), water and
ice to make an Iced Sweet Corn Drink or even using blender to make Sweet Corn
Smoothie. Just thinking of it already feel very yummy~
Mix Fruit Macaroni Cocktail (Dessert Version)
It will be too boring if you eat canned fruit
cocktail straight from the can. Try this
Muslim family special recipe, you will then
have a whole new feeling of such typical
Boil some macaroni, drain the water and let
it cool. After that, mix a can of Fruit
Cocktail In Syurp and Evaporated Creamer
(Krimer Sejat). Tada! The Mixed Fruit
Macaroni Cocktail is done and ready to
Choose any of the recipes above that you are interested and try it in your next house
party, you will be surprised how these simple Muslim Hari Raya family gathering dishes
can make your relatives and friends enjoy!
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri~