Eid Ul-Adha 2024: 7 Desserts To Make Bakra Eid Special

Eid is around the corner, and celebration is incomplete without sweets. Authentic desserts make the festival even more sacred and enjoyable. Snacks, good food, Mughalai cuisine—everything is superb, but what about some nice sweet treats that will enhance the flavour of this festival? This year, take a look at these seven traditional and modern desserts that are perfect for adding a sweet touch to your Eid festival.  

This Eid Ul-Adha 2024, indulge in heavenly delights that have been passed down through generations after generations. From the beloved Sheer Khurma, a vermicelli and milk delicacy topped with dates and nuts, to the delicate, fluffy layers of Baklava filled with crunchy nuts and honey, each dessert invites you to celebrate the essence of Eid. Try these and make your Eid celebration complete.


Sheer Khurma

Sheer Khurma, a rich and creamy delicacy, is a must-have during Eid celebrations. Made with cardamom and saffron-infused vermicelli with milk, dates, and nuts. To make this beloved treat,  cook vermicelli in milk until it thickens, then add sugar for that rich, sweet taste. Mix it well, and simmer it until it's creamy and goldish. Garnish with chopped nuts and enjoy!  


Baklava is a delightful pastry made of thin layers of filo dough (made with wheat flour, water and a small amount of butter or oil as desired ) . To make this dough perfectly, layer the dough with butter. Add the desired nuts, sugar and spices of choice, like cinnamon and cloves. Bake it until set. Now dip in honey syrup or jaggery syrup for that juicy effect. Garnish with nuts and serve.

Gulab Jamun

This favourite Indian dessert can never go off the list.  To make these deep-fried dough balls soaked in a fragrant sugar syrup, you need to prepare the dough first by adding flour and khoya. Make balls and fry them until brown. Make the sugar syrup and add in cardamom, rose water, and saffron. Now gently dip the balls in syrup. Your spongy treat is ready. You can enjoy these with vanilla ice cream too.



A semolina cake soaked in a sweet syrup is made by combining semolina, coconut, yoghurt, and butter, then baking it until golden. Once it's baked to perfection, soak it in sugar syrup, add rose water, and garnish this treat with almonds and coconut flakes. Your moist and fragrant dessert is ready for Eid.

Ras Malai

Ras Malai is a decadent dessert  made with soft paneer (Indian cottage cheese) balls soaked in a sweet, creamy milk syrup. To make this, boil milk and add vinegar to the curdle. Drain the curds and shape them into discs. Now boil discs in sugar syrup until spongy. In a pan, add milk and simmer it with saffron and cardamom. Dip the discs into it. Garnish with nuts, and your flavourful dessert is ready.

Shahi Tukda

This royal Mughlai dessert is known as  Shahi Tukda. To make this, fry bread slices in ghee and soak them in a milk mixture made with kesar, sugar, and cardamom. Now garnish with chopped nuts and saffron strands. You can have it with Rabri, too. Your rich and sweet dessert is ready for Eid celebrations.


Kheer, a creamy rice pudding, is a staple dessert in households during Eid. Make it at home by simmering rice in milk; let the consistency become thick and smooth. Add sugar and cardamom. Garnished with nuts and dry fruits. Sprinkle rose water and add a few strands of saffron for that extra aroma and flavour. Served chilled or warm, kheer is a comforting and satisfying dessert to enjoy on Eid.

These seven sweets combine traditional and contemporary flavours, with each bringing a distinct taste and texture to the table. Celebrate Eid with these delicious sweets and share this festival with sweet treats and snacks.