Eid-al-adha is just around the corner and we all know what that means, right? It means that for the next couple of weeks there will be an influx of meat and meat items around our households. As amazing as beef and mutton are, it is true that after a while, we begin to grow somewhat tired of it. Worry not though, in a bid to keep the festive season (and beyond!) livelier for you, we have dug up meat dishes from around the world which will surely keep things interesting for you! Warning, these food items will make you drool.

Beef Stroganoff

Origin: Russia

This dish might have been discovered in Russia but over the years it has been adapted in other countries with unique twists. The basic dish is comprised of sauted beef served with sour cream. What makes this dish so exciting is the fact that it can be accompanied by an array of side dishes from rice to pasta to sauted mushrooms!

Rendang

Origin: Malaysia/Indonesia

A flavorful dry curry which is topped off with a spice paste and coconut milk. Suitable for both beef and mutton, this dish has an insane amount of flavour in it due to the fact that once it is fried, all the ingredients caramelises around the meat. A must try for those with a love for spicy food.

Afghani Pulao

Origin: Afghanistan

One of the most sophisticated food items from Afghanistan, this dish is made by infusing basmati rice with succulent meat, almond, raisins, whole spices and carrot. It may sound complicated but it is easy to prepare and makes a tasty, exotic dinner.

Manti (Steamed Dumpling)

Origin: Turkey

This delicious tiny delicacy is made of spiced ground meat, garlic yoghurt and onion in a dough wrapper. Extremely popular in Turkey, the marriage between the flavour of the meat and garlic yoghurt sauce will simply melt in your mouth. A little bit of melted cheese inside the dumpling would make the dish even more sublime.

Cumin Meatball with Yoghurt dipping sauce

Origin: Saudi Arabia

Robustly flavoured meatballs that can be served as a starter as well as accompany the main course. Prepared by mixing meat with egg, garlic, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and of course cumin, this can be established fairly easily and the best part is that you can add in the spices according to your preference. Little meatballs of happiness.

Irfan Aziz is a Sub Editor of ICE Today magazine. He is a pug enthusiast who loves looking at memes, writing and sketching.