Eid-ul-Fitr, which means the ” Breaking a Fast“, which is end marks of Ramadan. In many Muslim countries, the Eid-ul-Fitr festival is also a national holiday. That means people don’t go to school or workplaces, they just stay at home and celebrate this day with their beloved ones. Muslims celebrate this festival by wearing new clothes, cooked delicious and yummy dishes at home, arrange gatherings, visits their beloved ones, Share Eidi with younger ones or poor as a sign of kind gesture.
Sweet Dishes Importance on Eid
Sweet dishes are not confined to Eid-ul-Fitr only, you can make it whenever you want to eat, especially when you invite someone at your home or deliver as a gift to someone’s home.
During the day of Eid, Muslim families and friends get together to celebrate. Before Eid-ul-Fitr we give charity to the poor to add happiness in their life. In different customs, people visit the graves of their family members and clean the gravesites during this day. In Turkey, people show an extra sign of respect to the elderly throughout Eid-ul-Fitr by kissing their right hand when they meet. It is a day full of happiness, kindness, and love. Muslims women cooked/prepared yummy and delicious dishes at home for friends and family. Here we enlist a few yummy and delicious food dishes in Pakistan & across different traditions and worlds.
Traditional Sweet dishes in Pakistan
Sawaiyan is the main sweet dish of Pakistani’s, especially on Eid-ul-Fitr. It is the most favorite sweet dish of Pakistani people and the most edible dish. It is made up of vermicelli & milk with additional dry fruits. There is not a single home that not served sawaiyan, also served as a gift on meethi eid.
2. Ras Malai
Also, consider as one of the best desserts on Eid, among the Muslim community not only in Pakistan but across the globe. This creamy dessert based on condensed milk, eggs, sugar, dry fruits, and raw milk. The fluffy balls or fritters made from paneer and later on add milk syrup in it. You could never resist eating Chilled ras malai with dry fruit topping.
3. Shahi Tukre
Shahi tukre is a very yummy and traditional sweet dish of Pakistan. This dessert is based on fried or baked bread slices soaked in milk, Sugar with dry fruit topping. This dessert is specially prepared as a main dish on Eid-ul-Fitr. Only experienced and skilled people could make this dessert.
Kheer is also known ”Phirni” in different cultures. People prepared this dish on different occasion and delightfully eat it, which is prepared with half boiled rice, sugar, dry fruits, khoya, and milk. Some people add vermicelli to add more taste and aromatic touch in it.
Few Sweet Dishes across the World
This shortbread cookie with a variation of stuffing usually, dates, walnuts, pistachio, covered with powdered sugar. This sweet dish is the most favorite dish of Syria, Egypt, Iran, and Lebanon.
2. Sheer Khurma
Sheer khurma a ”Date with Milk’‘ is also known as ”Semai” in Bangladesh. This dessert is also a favorite dish of many other countries, like Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Sheer khurma prepared with vermicelli, milk, sugar, dates and, pistachios, almonds.
The most favorite dessert in African countries. Tajine is one of the delicious dishes served in North African countries like Morocco and Algeria. A slow-cooked stew prepared with some sort of meat, with vegetables or fruits like plums and apricots.
Turkish delight ‘’lokum’’ is a favorite for holidays like Eid in Turkey. This gel-like dessert is a combination of starch, sugar, and other fillings like dates, pistachio, and walnuts. Turkish like this colorful, yummy delight.
This dessert enjoyed by several Bosnians on Eid day. this dessert based on apple, sugar, and walnuts stuffing. Tafahija served in a large glass filled with syrup and creamy topping. A traditional and yummy sweet dish of Bosnians on Eid-ul-Fitr.
6. Turkish Baklawa
Rich, a buttery, sweet and yummy dessert in Turkey, also known as pistachio baklawa delight. Made from phyllo dough, fine ground pistachio, butter, a syrup made up of sugar, water, and lemon juice. It is the most favorite sweet dish of Turkish people.
Try to prepare and enjoy all these sweet dishes on this Eid-ul-Fitr, and appreciate the flavors across the world. Along with flavors, the main purpose of Eid will never be ignored, which is sharing happiness, help needy person, zakat and adore ALLAH’s blessings.