Eid Special Food and Traditional Dessert from Around the World

Eid UL Fitr or Meethi Eid is one of the two most celebrated festivals for Muslims. There are religious festivities, which are almost the same around the world, and there are some cultural festivities that vary from culture to culture. Traditional Eid food is one of the most loved parts of the Eid celebration around the world. On a special occasion like Eid, Muslims prefer to eat traditional & best desserts in the world for Eid breakfast, as it is the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Peace Be Upon Him.



Eid al-Fitr Special Food

We have collected some amazing recipes of yummy desserts from all over the world.


The Traditional Pakistani Eid food, Sheer khurma:

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A Pakistani version of Eid is incomplete without Sheer khurma. It is a dessert made with vermicelli, sugar, milk, and nuts. Every Eid dastarkhwan has a garnished bowl of this yummy treat.


Lokum, The Turkish Delights:

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This gel-like delicacy is a favorite traditional dessert in Turkey. It is a part of all festivities and Eid celebrations in the world. It comes in beautiful colors and with different yummy fillings, like pistachio, walnuts, or coconut or dates.


Mammouls, Grace the Arab Eid Spread:

traditional dessertsThe mammouls are shortbread cookies with nuts and dates fillings. Dusted with powdered sugar this round yummy delight is directly from heaven. Throughout the Arab world, similar shortbread cookies are enjoyed like Cache in Iraq and Kahk in Egypt and Sudan.


Cambabur, Somalian Pancakes:

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The integral part of the Somalian Eid breakfast spread is Cambabur. It is like a pancake but with a traditional Somali touch. This Eid food is originated from Djibouti and is very much loved. For Eid’s, it is made sweet and is sprinkled with sugar. It is eaten with yogurt for a tangy twist.


Tufahija – Eid Food from Bosnia:

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Tufahija is a traditional dessert of Bosnia, it is poached apple stuffed with walnuts and drenched in sugar syrup. And we can’t wait to try it.


Aseeda, Jelly Dessert from the Arab World:

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Aseeda is made with honey and flour on special occasions like Eid. This Eid food is prepared in many parts of the Arab world, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Sudan, and Libya. This delicious treat is the main course of the Eid breakfast.


Laasida A Traditional Dessert of Morocco:


Moroccans eat a sweet dish for Eid breakfast called Laasida. This traditional dessert is a rich rice pudding with generously added butter, nuts, couscous, and honey.


Debyazah Saudi Eid Food:

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The Saudi Arabian are especially fond of this traditional dessert, it is a must part of Eid breakfast. Debyazah takes time to prepare and so the preparations start at least 3 days prior to Eid. The rich, sweet dish has a lot of almonds, pistachios, pine nuts and raisins, apricots, figs, and dates.


Baklava A Crunchy Traditional Dessert:

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Another yummy dessert from the Arab world. It is a scrumptious delight made with layers of dough laced with butter and pistachio. The pastries soak in sugar syrup and topped with nuts. And boy! Do we love it?


Lapis Legit, Indonesian Version of Layered Cake:

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Lapis Legit is legitimately the best version of Dutch layered cake, it was adopted during the colonial era and ever since been a favorite Eid food. The dessert is nationalized by Indonesians by adding their spices. It is a delicacy and is prepared on special occasions only.


Spice Cookies, A Tradition in Making:

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Eid celebrations around the world are not as festive for the residents of non-Muslim countries. Muslims living in North America either celebrate the Eid with their respective communities or they go out to eat with their friends. A new tradition of spice cookies is making an appearance as now Muslims gift beautifully decorated spice cookies to each other.

In a Nutshell:

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm and festivities all over the world. After fasting in the Month of Ramadan Muslims enjoy the festivities. It is a festive occasion, mostly defined by food and family gatherings.

Muslims start the day with Eid Prayers and hug each other Eid Mubarak. Prior to the Eid prayer, we are obliged to pay fitra to share the festivities with the poor. Followed by a heavy Eid breakfast or traditional eid food.

Eid al-Fitr dinner is a typical family event and the family shares the joy and gifts with each other. It goes without saying there’s plenty of special eid food.

Maryam Kishwer

Maryam is a creative person at heart, Jack of all trades and master of none, but she prefers it that way. Mom to two amazing boys, a wanderers soul, dreamy-eyed painter, an early morning Yogi, and a writer.

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