Recipes that will make this Eid even more sweet!

Published on 24th May 2020 by BlogBuster Editorial Team

Eid-Ul-Fitr is upon us marking the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. While Eid is known for many things, the thing it is most famous for is unanimously awaited for is the Sheer Khurmah! Sheer Khurmah is the quintessential sweetmeat of EId-Ul-Fitr. But Sheer Khurmah isn’t the only dish, there are many traditional sweet dishes that you can cook to make your Eid a little more sweet. So let's take at a look at a few dessert recipes for Eid.
 

1. Sheer Khurmah

The first thing that is consumed on the day of Eid is Meethi Sevaiya or Sheer Khurmah. In Persian, ‘Sheer Khurmah’ translates to ‘milk with dates’ and that is exactly what goes into making it along with a few other ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 500 ml milk (full cream)
  • 50 gm vermicelli, broken into small pieces (preferably roasted)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp dates (chopped)
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • ½ Tsp saffron
  • ½ Tsp cardamom powder

How to prepare?

  1. Take a pan, pour ghee in it.
  2. Add raisins, pistachios, and almonds to it and saute.
  3. Take another pan and heat ghee in it. Add vermicelli and roast it
  4. In another pan simmer milk until it becomes thick, then add sugar and simmer again.
  5. Add the dry fruits and roasted vermicelli along with dates into the milk.
  6. Keep mixing it until simmer, then add cardamom powder and simmer again.
  7. Serve hot or lukewarm and garnish with dates as required.
     

 

Sheer Khurmah
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2. Shahi Tukda

Aptly named, Shahi Tukda is a dish that takes an ordinary bread and gives it a royal makeover. It is prepared by dipping fried pieces of bread in condensed milk and dry fruits. 

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of large white bread (with edges trimmed off)
  • Ghee
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • Rabri (made of ½ kg milk)
  • 1 Tsp rose water
  • ½ cup malai or thick cream
  •     For garnishing:
  • Vark (silver leaves, optional)
  • 2 Tbsp almonds (blanched)
  • 2 Tbsp pistachios (blanched)
  • Rose petals (optional)
  • Kesar (optional)

    How to prepare?
  1. Cut the bread into small pieces as per your preference and deep fry it in ghee till they become crisp.
  2. Add sugar to the milk, dissolve it, and bring the milk to a boil. Keep it aside until it cools down to a handleable temperature.
  3. Dip the bread in milk until it absorbs the milk and becomes a little on the outside. Now place the bread in a serving dish.
  4. Mix the rose water with rabri and spread it atop the bread to cover them entirely.
  5. Garnish each piece of bread with malai or thick cream.
  6. Garnish with a little bit of vark if you want
  7. Garnish with dry fruits, rose petals, and strands of Kesar.
     
Shahi Tukda
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3. Phirni

The close cousin of Kheer, Phirni is prepared with milk and rice flour. It is typically served in a clay vessel that helps in maintaining the temperature of the sweet delicacy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ L milk, (full cream)
  • Rice (soaked)
  • 1 gm saffron (broiled)
  • 30 gm pistachios
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ Tsp green cardamom powder
  • ½ Tbsp rose water
  •     For garnishing:
  • 15 gm pistachio (silvered)
  • ½ gm saffron (broiled)
  • 2 Tsp rose petals (dried)

    How to prepare?
  1. Wash and soak rice for 2 hours.
  2. Boil milk in a heavy-bottomed pan and set it aside.
  3. Drain the rice and grind it coarsely.
  4. Add the grinded rice paste to the milk and cook, stir continuously to ensure there are no lumps and it does not burn or stick to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add sugar and mix. Add green cardamom powder and saffron and mix. Add rose water. When the mixture begins to thicken, turn the flame off.
  6. Pour the mixture into clay vessels and refrigerate for 1 to 1 ½ hour. 
  7. Garnish with pistachios (silvered), saffron, and rose petals (dried).
  8. Serve chilled.
     
Phirni
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4. Bread Halwa

Bread halwa is a popular dish that is prepared with bread, milk, and dry fruits. The bread is cooked in a sugary syrup. It is a simple recipe for those having extreme sweet tooths. 

Ingredients:

  • 12 slices of bread
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup chopped dry fruits
  • Oil
  • 2 Tbsp ghee

    How to prepare?
  1. Remove the edges of the bread and cut each slice into smaller pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the bread slices till they turn golden.
  3. Heat ghee in another pan and stir fry the dry fruits in it until they turn golden.
  4. Heat sugar and water in another pan until it comes to a boil.
  5. Keep cooking the sugar and water mixture till the syrup becomes sticky, then add bread pieces to it.
  6. Reduce the heat and stir well till the bread slices become soft.
  7. Now add milk and continue cooking on a slow flame till it reaches a halwa-like consistency.
  8. Add the dry fruits.
  9. Allow it to cool, then refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  10. Serve cold.
     
Bread Halwa
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5. Dates Halwa

Dates halwa is a delicious yet healthy sweet dish. Dates are a rich source of iron, minerals, and vitamins. Give it a try this Eid. Use soft dates, if the dates are hard, soak them in warm milk for 5-6 hours. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dates (deseeded)
  • 2 cups hot milk
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup ghee
  • 1 Tsp cardamom powder
  • 5 almonds (sliced)

    How to prepare?
  1. Soak the dates in hot milk for 3 hours.
  2. Grind the dates in a mixer till it turns into a thick paste.
  3. Grease a plate with a Tbsp of ghee and set it aside for serving.
  4. Heat ghee in a pan and add the dates mixture to it.
  5. Add sugar to the mixture and keep stirring on a medium flame until the sugar dissolves.
  6. If needed, add a little milk and keep stirring for another 20 minutes.
  7. Now add cardamom powder and sliced almonds and mix well.
  8. Cook for another 5 minutes and switch off the flame.
  9. Now transfer the halwa to the greased plate and let it cool down.
  10. Cut pieces as per your preference and serve.
     
Dates Halwa
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