Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the most important religious holidays celebrated by Muslims all over the globe as it marks the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. It is also known as the feast of breaking of the fast. On this occasion, Muslims perform ghusl and wear new clothes and make their way to the Eid-gah for the prayer. After the two Rakat Eid prayer, Muslims hug each other thrice and greet each other with joy and the festivity continues. Many delicious cuisines are served in households which include a great number of desserts and sweetmeats. In this article, we have compiled a list of Special Eid recipes eaten by Muslims during Eid-ul-Fitr.
Here is List of Top Five Traditional Eid Desserts of Pakistan
Labe Sheerin is a custard and fruit based Pakistani dessert recipe which is eaten all over Pakistan with great joy. It is a mix of vermicelli, fruits, and custard which is topped with dry fruits like almonds, walnuts and cashews and garnished with jelly. This delicious creamy dessert is eaten not only during Eid festivities but also at auspicious gatherings like weddings and get-togethers.
Ras Malai is a traditional creamy dessert which has a Bengali origin but it is popular among the Muslim community of the entire Indian subcontinent and now it is gaining popularity in many other parts of the world. In the west, it is known as “a thick cheesecake with no crust”. This creamy dessert is based on condensed milk, eggs, sugar, and milk. The fluffy balls for ras malai are made from paneer and then they are immersed in the toothsome milky syrup. Ras malai is mostly served chilled along with dry fruits such as walnuts and cashews used as a garnish.
Kheer is a darling dessert of the people of the Indian subcontinent and it also known as feerni. Not only Muslims but also Hindus of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh prepare this creamy dessert on their religious occasions and eat it with great delight. For Muslims, no Eid is complete without a delicious cup of kheer topped with almonds and other crunchy dry fruits. It is prepared by boiling rice, broken wheat, milk, and sugar. Sometimes vermicelli is also added to give it an aromatic touch.
Shahi tukra is a royal dish having roots in the Mughal cuisine. It is basically a dessert with fried or baked bread slices soaked in hot milk with various spices such as cardamom and saffron. This is one of the desserts that are particularly prepared for festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr. Shahi tukra takes great skill and proficiency to prepare and is garnished with dry fruits and nuts.
The last but not the least on our list is the toothsome Mutanjan. Mutanjan is traditional rice dessert recipe of South Asia. Sometimes it is confused with Zarda which is a dish very similar to it yet only yellow or orange in color. Mutanjan is said to be as old as the history Mughal Empire and was known to be a personal favorite of Emperor Shahjahan as he frequently ordered it to be served at his banquets.