Healthy dessert recipes for Eid Ul Fitr festival


 1. Kleicha :


  Cups plain flour  

   12cup caster sugar  

  250g unsalted butter

   3 teaspoons rose water

   14cup water

   250g pitted dates

   2tablespoons butter

 Method : 

  1. Pre-Heat oven to 170C degrees.
  2. Sift flour and sugar into a mixing bowl.
  3. Rub 250gm butter into flour/sugar until nicely ditributed.
  4. Add rose water, and water and knead to a dough.
  5. Rest it for 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, chop the dates and heat with the 2TBS butter till nice and soft.
  7. Roll the dough into little balls in your hand and fill with a small amount of date filling and then close it up.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes, and let them cool on the tray.

2. Cardamom cookies

Method : 

  1. In large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and cardamon.
  2. In another bowl, beat egg until frothy.
  3. Beat sugar and butter into egg. Mix well.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix until batter is smooth.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased and floured cookie sheet.
  6. Bake in 350° oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until brown.


 1cup flour

14teaspoon baking soda

1teaspoon ground cinnamon

1teaspoon ground cardamom

1 egg

34cup sugar

12cup butter , melted

3. Chocolate tahini cookies


  • 1cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2teaspoon baking powder
  • 1cup rolled oats
  • 3/4cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • 1/4cup black sesame seeds
  • 1/2cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 4tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2tablespoons tahini
  • 2tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 3/4cup brown sugar
  • 1egg
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Cream the tahini, butter and brown sugar in a stand mixer.
  2. Add the vanilla, pomegranate molasses and egg and beat to combine thoroughly.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder and soda. Add slowly to the butter mixture and combine.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until evenly distributed.
  5. Scoop 2 Tbs per cookie onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  6. Put the whole sheet into the freezer until the cookies are solid, at least 2 hours.
  7. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°. The cookies do not spread very much, so about 9 to a sheet will work.
  8. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the edges begin to show color.
  9. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from sheet