It’s almost Eid and how can we not talk about the desserts that make it all the more special?
We have got to admit, the first meal on Eid morning feels very haram. But all those delicious dishes calling out to us are undoubtedly a reward from Allah for fasting in the month of Ramadan. Eid isn’t exactly Eid unless the scent of fresh desi food engulfs the whole house making every member of the house come to the table and eat together. Everything may be a little different (okay, a lot different!) this year but we can make it special in its own way.
Here are the three desserts which almost every other household loves to have on every Eid:
1. Shahi Tukre
Shahi Tukre which literally translates to a “Royal Piece” is royal in every regard. Rich in calories, taste, aroma and dare I say looks, this recipe would make you think its a difficult one to make. In reality, this is one of the simplest desserts and literally takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
2. Sheer Khurma
The dish literally means milk with dates. Eid festivities are kind of incomplete until and unless you have Sheer Khurma! I mean I have a lot of fond memories of waiting eagerly for Sheer Khurma on Eid mornings because that how it should be. It may be prepared differently in every household but what stays constant is its deliciously rich creamy texture which keeps you craving for more when you are done.
This one dessert I grew up eating on a regular basis. Whenever there would be a celebration or a festival or just because we felt like eating a dessert, kheer was what anyone would want to have. Just think about the creamy kheer and how its aroma fills your house on an Eid morning. It’s like a perfect reward from Allah for fasting and abstaining from particular things all through the month of Ramadan.