Popular Hari Raya Dishes to Cook and Celebrate with!
With Hari Raya Puasa nearing, our Muslim friends in Singapore are preparing for Eid al-Fitr (also known as “Festival of Breaking the Fast”) which marks the end of Ramadan. Food is a huge part of this celebration which includes traditional dishes and sweet treats.
So, what are some popular Hari Raya Puasa food that will be served up for family and friends? Where can you buy fresh Halal ingredients and those hard-to-find essential spices which are not available at most supermarkets? Head to TADA Fresh Market, of course! Besides having fresh grocery delivered to your home, we have curated the Hari Raya must-have ingredients to make it easy when preparing your Raya dishes!
Sedap (Delicious) Hari Raya Dishes and Recipe Ideas
We often see ketupat as part of the Hari Raya Puasa décor, do we know what this rice dish symbolises? The crossed weaving represents mistakes and sins, while the rice signifies purity and deliverance. Put together with rice or glutinous rice and compressed in coconut leaves or palm leaves, some families add in fresh pandan leaves for extra fragrant ketupat. They are often enjoyed with Lontong, Rendang and Sayur Lodeh. Ready-to-eat ketupats are also available at the wet market through TADA Fresh Market.
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Lontong Sayur Lodeh
Lontong refers to the compressed rice cakes that are wrapped in fresh banana leaves. In Singapore, we often see it in this coconut milk-based soupy dish served with vegetables. What are the ingredients needed to cook Lontong Sayur Lodeh? Add these to your shopping cart: coconut milk, tumeric, candlenuts, ginger, red onions, dried shrimps, dried chilli, tempeh, eggs, grated coconut, long beans, cabbage, lemongrass and galangal (blue ginger). Wish to cook a quick Lontong Sayur Lodeh dish? Grab this Halal Longtong/Lodeh Paste and this ready-to-eat Longtong Rice.
TADA Fresh Market special deal: Our vegetable vendor specially curated this Food of Happiness Bundle which brims with what you need for your Hari Raya dishes!
Sambal Goreng literally means fried chilli. As a dish, it usually includes tau kwa, tempeh and long beans. Simmered in a rich coconut-based gravy, this delicious dish packs a fiery punch and is high in proteins too.
Dubbed as a dry curry, Rendang Beef or Chicken is a scrumptious dish with its flavourful meat. Lots of coconut milk and spices are added to add oomph to this spicy Raya dish. To save time making the rendang paste from scratch, simply add this Instant Rendang Sauce to fresh halal chicken or beef to make your dish in a jiffy. Or this Ready-to-Eat Beef Rendang can come to the rescue if you suddenly need to serve up an extra dish.
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Ayam Masak Merah
This classic Malay dish usually makes its appearance during celebrations. Ayam Masak Merah, also known as Chicken in Spicy Tomato Sauce, surprises the palates with a burst of flavours thanks to its spices and marinade.
TADA Fresh Market tips: Wondering where to buy certain dried spices like cardamom or saffron? Now you can order it from our wet market vendors via our website, so you can add black cardamom into your Ayam Masak Merah!
Bubur Lambuk is a spiced porridge that is part of the Ramadan tradition. Muslim families in Singapore prepare this comforting dish to share with family members. It usually includes a meat (minced chicken, beef, mutton or lamb) and a medley of aromatics and spices such as ginger, lemongrass, cinnamon stick, star anise, cardamoms, cumin seeds, turmeric, cumin and more.
These skewered meats are a delectable sweet and savoury addition to the festive food galore. WOW your guests with our Chicken Thigh Satay and Pineapple Peanut Sauce Recipe! Simply order fresh Halal meat like mutton, chicken or beef along with spices online and wait for your grocery delivery at home!
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This traditional Raya delicacy completes the family mealtime on a sweet note. This triangular sticky dessert is made from coconut milk, palm sugar, gula melaka and glutinous rice flour. Do you like them in pandan, durian or apple flavour?
Savouring good food together during the Raya season is a wonderful way to bond and celebrate. Now you can spend time meaningfully and enjoy greater convenience by shopping for Halal ingredients from our wet markets via TADA Fresh Market. With a vast variety of Halal fresh meat, specialty spices and dried goods, you can look forward to MORE savings with our grocery delivery service to any home in Singapore!