Top 5 Eid Desserts
1. Sheer Khurma from the Indian subcontinent
Indian celebrating Eid, sheer khurma or sweet vermicelli is a given. Complete with milk, dates and nuts in abundance, this pudding-like delight is often enjoyed on the morning of Eid. The highly customisable dish even has cardamom, pistachios, almonds, cloves, saffron, raisins, and rose water, depending upon which region it is being prepared.
2. Ma’amoul from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, and Palestine
A butter cookie that finds its way onto Easter tables as well, ma’amouls ordinarily melt in the mouth to pave the way for dates, figs, or nuts. Often paired with a steaming cup of Arabic coffee, these shortbread-style cookies take various forms. Think round, flat, or even egg-shaped!
3. Lapis legit from Indonesia
Doubling as a breakaway from the country’s Dutch legacy, lapis legit is best described as multi-layered spice-infused cake. Though firm to touch, the 20-odd thin layers are buttery moist and laden with a mix of Indonesian spices. This labour-intensive treat is believed to taste best when slow-baked on a charcoal fire atop Dutch ovens.
4. Lokum from Turkey
Popularly known as Turkish Delights, lokum needs no introduction. The super sweet gummy gel treats are traditionally flavoured with rosewater, mastic, bergamot orange, or lemon. Interestingly, these common Eid desserts are often touted as the early predecessors of the ubiquitous gummy bear.
5. Cambaabur, Somalia and Djibouti
Also known as Ambabur, this Somalian Eid bread—prepared using a spice-infused batter—comes with sugar sprinkles and is served with yoghurt to cut through the sweetness. Ordinarily fried on a skillet, this crêpe-like breakfast dish serves as a segue to breaking the Eid fast.
Source: Travel and Leisure India