Dum-ke-Roat cookies hold great significance during the holy month of Muharram. (Photo by arrangement)
HYDERABAD: During Muharram the delicacy that sells like hot cakes is Dum ke Roat. This cookie with a rich and fudgy texture is available in select bakeries while some families make them at home.
This magical product has rich nutrients like semolina, saffron, ghee, raisins and nuts.
Adiba Ruhi, a student, said "Dum-ke-Roat cookies hold great significance during the holy month of Muharram. It represents the continuation of tradition and bondage. In my house we eat them as snacks or during tea time."
Mohammed Abdul Mohsin, director of a chain of eateries, said, "In a very short span, the demand for Dum-ke-Roat has risen so phenomenally that we get orders from abroad. It is tasty and quite healthy." Masarath Mirza, resident of Masab Tank, said "Since Years we had been making this traditional cookie at home. In my childhood I remember we used to send dum ke roat and sharbat to our friends and relatives during Muharram. Now many bakers have come up with freshly made dum ke roat."
Despite the time and effort it takes to prepare the cookie, dum ke roat is worth the wait. Freshly baked, they simply melt in your mouth, offering a delightful crunch and craving with every bite.