The holy month of Ramadan is drawing to an end as Muslims across the world gear up to celebrate - Eid al-Fitr. The date of the festival that marks the end of 'Ramzan ka Mahina' depends on the sighting of the new moon by local religious authorities. Thus, the date of Eid differs every year at different places. 


In India, this year, Eid al-Fitr is said to begin in the evening of May 13, 2021, and end in the evening of May 14, 2021. While this year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, celebrations might be limited to homes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of it! This meethi eid, make sure you make the best sweet treats ever! 


Here are 5 sweet delicacies you can try at home to celebrate Eid: 


1. Phirni 

A comforting dessert for sure, phirni is one dessert that never fails to impress a crowd. Packed with the goodness of nuts, dry fruits, milk and broken rice, phirni is lightly flavoured with aromatic kewra and saffron that also lends a beautiful colour to it.  

 

2. Sewayian 

The irresistible sewaiyan is a must-have during the festivities of Eid! With ghee-roasted vermicelli, cooked with the goodness of milk, nuts, dry fruits and khoya, sewaiyan will have your heart from the first bite!  

 

3. Sheer Khurma 

Not to be confused with sewaiyan, sheer khurma has Persian roots where it translates to 'milk and dates', the two primary ingredients in it. Usually prepared for iftar, this vermicelli pudding is flavoured with just dates, but you can add your choice of nuts as well.  


4. Shahi Tukda 

Can you even resist a melt-in-mouth bread pudding, flavoured with saffron, a hint of cardamom and nuts? We know we can’t! Shahi tukda has small bread chunks, fried and dipped in condensed milk. Sounds interesting? It is also effortless to make at home! 

 

5. Baklava 

This Turkish dessert is light, flaky and packed with layers of golden filo pastry that are studded with nuts and dry fruits and dunked in a sweet syrup. If you are the one with a super sweet tooth, we dare you to  resist this one!

 

 

Eid Mubarak!