As the Muslim community across the globe celebrates Bakhri Eid, we all know that they call it Salty Eid. The simple reason being, food in this celebration is based on the kind and sort of animal they slaughter. Meat, beef or lamb – are kept on the top list of the Bakhri Eid menu.
However no celebration completes without the presence of sweets. At the end of all the savories and spices you consume, a gulp of sweet simply tantalizes the taste buds. Hence no Muslim spread during Bakhri Eid goes devoid of sweets.
In fact there are sweets that the Muslims limit to to Eid-Ul-Adha celebration only. The list of desserts differs in case of Eid-Ul-Fitr.
Here are the top 5 sweet preparations that you cannot miss during Bakhri Eid. Break into a Muslim friend, neighbor or colleagues house to relish this range of desserts that will make you crave for more.
Popular confectionaries now prepare the same items and put them for people to buy. You can try your luck there as well.
A multi layered pastry filled with nuts and raisins served with a topping of thick sweet sauce or honey. Fillings of Baklava vary from country to country. Iranians like it with pistachios and almonds while in Levant, walnut is the choice. In recent times, culinary experts are adding dates and choco chips to render new kinds of Baklava. It might be expensive but a big miss if you wait for some other time.
Aish Al Saraya
This is a Lebanese dessert that is completely vegetarian as it does not include egg even. Aish Al Saraya generally has different flavors added like rose, orange and lime. It’s a light sweet that can be consumed in big amount and refrigerating it before serving is important. The pudding looks awesome when garnished with crushed pistachios, walnuts or any other dry fruits. It’s a healthy food for toddlers to senior citizens in the family.
It’s a Middle Eastern cake with semilona as the main ingredient and rose water or lemon syrup added on top to add flavors to the bake. Other ingredients required to make this are coconut, cinnamon or cloves, orange or tangerine peels and dry fruits at the end. The dessert is difficult to bake and often turns a disaster for first timers. Experienced and skilled culinary chefs make it with ease and serve with ethnic.
Many mistake ‘Kaju Halwa’ to be the popular Indian dessert, Kaju Barfi. It’s an absolute misconcept. The Kaju Halwa that Muslims prepare during Bakhri Eid is a pudding composed of only cashew, sugar and milk. It can be served both hot and cold. Cashew nuts are used to garnish this dish. It’s a heavy sweet that can be kept in the fridge for long to relish and recall the Eid memories.
Promising culinary joy and visual pleasure, this recipe is simple to make and is the most important during Ramazan. Yet some prepare it during Bakhri Eid too. Combination of three ingredients- vermicelli, sugar and milk- makes this a must try after an unforgettable Eid feast.