6 Easy & Delicious Recipes To Whip Up For Your Hari Raya Haji Celebrations


Ili •  Jul 16, 2021

Hari Raya Haji 2021 is happening in just a few days! As we prepare to commemorate the "Feast of the Sacrifice", it's also a time of togetherness with our loved ones. If you're planning to order in for the special occasion, we've got you covered with these food delivery services in KL and Selangor - as well as for those in Singapore. Prefer to whip something up yourself instead? This list of recipes is perfect for you!

6 Easy Recipes For Hari Raya Haji

1. Rendang

Beef rendang is a much-loved dish especially during festive occasions. It requires a much longer cooking time compared to many other local dishes to ensure the meat gets tender (cooking it low and slow is key!). It can take 3 - 4 hours to complete the dish, but the wait will be so worth it - check out the recipe here.

2. Sayur lodeh

Lodeh (also known as lontong) is a must-have for many people. This dish of stewed vegetables and other ingredients in a gravy made with coconut cream or milk is the perfect breakfast dish as far as we’re concerned. Serve it on top of ketupat (compressed rice cubes) and sambal on the side. Get started on making it using this easy recipe by Peng's Kitchen.

3. Peanut sauce

Kuah kacang is normally eaten throughout the year with satay, but during special events like Hari Raya Haji, it makes for a delicious combination with ketupat and the rest of your festive spread. Once again, the blender makes it a lot easier to make nowadays as you can use it to grind your peanuts as well as your spice mixture. The secret to a great kuah kacang getting the right balance of sweet, salty, sour and a hint of spiciness. You can achieve this using Che Nom's easy kuah kacang recipe.

P.S. Complete your meal with satays from these 6 places in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

4. Yellow glutinous rice (pulut kuning)

Lemang or ketupat palas are both dishes made with glutinous rice that are popular accompaniments to rendang or kuah kacang. They’re definitely delicious, but quite ambitious to make at home as they require special ingredients like palm leaves oreven bamboo. For a much easier option, why not make some pulut kuning instead? Save this easy pulut kuning recipe by Azie Kitchen before stepping into the kitchen.

5. Roti jala

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Simple, convenient and tasty - that’s the beauty of roti jala. Typically paired with chicken curry, this snack makes for a delicious breakfast or teatime treat. And with just a few ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up a whole plate of roti jala at home in no time. Check out our easy roti jala recipe to get started!

6. Kek batik

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Your festive meal wouldn't be complete without having something sweet on the table, so why not make yourself kek batik? Perfectly chocolatey and rich, the best part about kek batik (besides eating it, of course) is that it's a no-bake cake! Whether you're a chocolate lover or not, this dessert will definitely send you to cloud nine with just one bite. Tempted already? Then save this easy recipe.