Eid ul-Fitr is the most auspicious day for Muslims across the world. It marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and beginning of the month of Shawwal. Muslims around the world gather together, visit the mosque for prayers, and indulge in delicious cuisines and desserts on this auspicious occasion. Eid ul-Fitr is also known as Meethi Eid; therefore, it is the best time to indulge in rich and delectable desserts.
We have created a list of toothsome Eid desserts and sweets that you can make at home to impress your guests and family members.
Baklava is a Turkish crunchy and delicious dessert that combines sugar syrup soaked layers of filo pastry with chopped pistachios and nuts. The rose flavoured sugar syrup offers the pastry its fragrant essence. It is one of the popular desserts relished on Eid and other special occasions. Baklava is a practical dessert in terms of the storage that you can keep at room temperature for about a week.
Shahi Tukda is a rich and festive dessert that is known to be originated during the Mughal reign. It is said that shahi tukda was the favourite of the Mughal emperors that they used to enjoy with their Iftar meals during the month of Ramadan. Shahi tukda is made by frying small pieces of bread, which are dipped in condensed milk, and garnished with dry fruits and saffron strands.
Sheer khurma literally means “milk with dates” in Persian. It is a rich and creamy milk pudding made with whole milk, flavoured with rose water, and garnished with nuts and dried fruits like cashews, pistachios, and dates. It can be served both warm and cold. Sheer khurma is savoured first thing in the morning of Eid after the first prayers of the day.
Malpuas are soft, fluffy, and crispy pancakes coated with sugar syrup and served with rabri (thickened sweetened milk). They are deep-fried in ghee and then dipped in sugar syrup. Malpuas are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, which melts in mouth like butter. They’re typically served with mutton and chicken during Eid feast or any other special occasion.
Phirni is a classic sweet pudding typically served during the holy month of Ramadan/Eid as Iftar recipes. It is easy to make and liked by many. For preparing Phirni- the rice grains are soaked in water and grounded to a coarse paste, which is mixed with thickened milk and topped with dry fruits to make it flavourful. It is recommended to use basmati rice for this rice pudding recipe.
Kunafa is an Arabic royal sweet, which is the most celebrated dessert in the Middle East. It is also called “the Queen of Arabic desserts” and savoured during festive Eid & other special occasions. Kunafa is prepared by filling cheese, cream, and vermicelli and soaked in orange blossom scented sugar syrup.
Try these desserts this Eid and share with your loved ones and relatives as the post-meal treat.