KARACHI: Food is an integral part of celebrations, especially in our desi households. The Holy festival of Eidul Azha is commemorated annually across the world with Muslims preparing traditional food comprising elaborate dishes and desserts. With the day barely a week away, sinking your teeth into some scrumptious dishes should be on the top of your agenda.
Also, popularly known as bakra Eid, the occasion is a dream come true for foodies, especially meat lovers, with a tantalising spread of aromatic, rich and flavoursome delicacies.
We bring to you six unheard organs that people enjoy alongside all the other mouth-watering food.
1. ‘Tilli’ (Spleen)
It is called spleen in English and is found right above the stomach of the animal. Tilli as it is called in Urdu is high in cholesterol and is found in the abdominal cavity. We bet you did not know this!
2. ‘Dum’ (Tail)
The tail of the cow makes for a yummy pulao. Who would have thought the tail could be used for cooking purposes but, oh well it is! The organ also has hidden nutrient value. If you are done oooh aah-ing then look it up. You won’t be disappointed.
3. ‘Zabaan’ (Tongue)
The tongue of the animal is used in staples like Haleem – lentil and meat stew cooked on slow flame. Now you know the secret ingredient behind your favourite aunt’s recipe that she never revealed to you before!
4. ‘Narkhara’ (Epiglottis)
Another odd animal part to eat is the narkhara, which consists of both an animal’s larynx and the epiglottis. The narkhara could be grilled or used in the famous Katakat. Sometimes, it is okay to just enjoy the food, you know.
5. ‘Phepray’ (Lung)
The lungs of the goat make for a scrumptious meal. Some enjoy the phepray on its own with just salt and pepper sprinkled while others like it in a curry. Try it to know what it tastes like.
6. ‘Oujhree’ (Intestine)
Did you ever guess that the stomach of the goat is used as a food item in many households? Yes, you read it right! Add your favourite spices and there you have a nice curry ready to be devoured (only if you can go through the process of cleaning it).
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