The Perfect Dessert Ideas for Eid

July 16, 2015

After a month of fasting, Eid is a celebration filled with plates upon plates of bountiful food – sweet desserts, spiced meats, tikka chicken and many, many other favourites. We say more is better when it comes to preparing food for Eid.

In India and Pakistan, special desserts are always made to celebrate Eid. Time and care is taken to create luxury desserts to be enjoyed by the whole family. If you are inviting your entire family and friends to your home to celebrate together, it’s important you prepare a selection of delicious desserts that will entice every palate.

At Nawaab London we have a great selection of dessert favourites on our buffet table because we want our customers to have a choice on what they want to eat. When you invite your family to your home, you need to give them a choice of sweet and luxury desserts.

Here are some of our personal favourites, take inspiration from our list and create a beautiful spread of desserts that will make you the best host.

Sheer Khurma

Sheer Khurma is a popular Eid dessert and is commonly eaten in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

This dessert is usually made with vermicelli, milk, sugar and dates. Other ingredients you can also add is saffron, raisins, rose water, pistachios and almonds. As Sheer Khurma is quite pale in colour, make sure to display it in a bright serving bowl or you could pour it into small glass serving cups.

Gulab Jamun

Normally eaten at celebrations and festivities, Gulab Jamun is perfect for Eid. This fried treat is easy to make and is a favourite for many. Made with milk, cream, baking powder, egg, flour and ghee, this dessert doesn’t take long to make.

After they have been fried and a sauce has been added, the bright orange colour can add a vibrant colour to any buffet table. All you need to display your Gulab Jamun is a large serving bowl – a white bowl will help them stand out from the crowd.

Mango Ras Malai

This may seem quite a plain choice for Eid but Ras Malai is a favourite of everyone. With a creamy texture and a sweet flavour, you know everyone will be happy with a serving of Ras Malai.

To make your dessert stand out we recommend adding a strong flavour to give that something extra. Mango adds colour and the light flavour helps to settle the stomach after a day of heavy eating. You can also try lemon or add some pistachios.

Create wonderful tasting desserts to celebrate Eid in style. From everyone at Nawaab London – Eid Mubarak!