Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tufahije (An Eid Dessert from Bosnia)

Tufahije (An Eid Dessert from Bosnia)

Tufahije is a National Dessert of Bosnia and Herzegovena for Eid and other occasions. I have some emotional attachment with this country. When I was a student of Masters degree the conflict of Bosnia happened. Me and My friends (Ikram Bhai, Tariq Zafar, Rab Nawaz)  were attending many programmes related to Bosnian war to collect funds and donations for Bosnian Muslims brothers. I remember a poetry program at Taj Mahal Hotel, chief guest was the Her Majesty the wife of First President of Bosnian (Alija Izetbegović (Bosnian, in Cyrillic: Алија Изетбеговић; ) for Bosnian people arranged by Pasban. I also attended a photography exhibition related to Bosnian War at Urdu University Karachi ground arranged by Islami Jamiat Talba Pakistan.  

Let Celebrate This Eid with Bosnian Muslim by cooking Tufahije , which is very nutritious dessert and mouth watering. Happy Eid Mubarak in advance.


  • Apples 4
  • Sugar 1/2 kg
  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
  • Almond soaked in water and skin removed 100 g
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Caramel sugar for imparting colour to sugar syrup


  • Thoroughly wash and peel apples, then remove seeds with the help of corer or knife to make a core.
  • Trim any remaining skin with the help of trimmer.
  • Take 3-4 cup water add lemon juice and place prepared apples in it to avoid browning.
  • Now add sugar  and cook on medium flame till apples are tender but still firm.
  • Take out from flame cool. Remove apples from syrup.
  • Add caramel sugar to the sugar syrup to impart some caramel colour and flavour.
  • Grind soaked Almonds .
  • Take an apples in a serving bowl add some sugar syrup. Fill hole/core with almond paste. Decorate top with whipped cream and cheery or grapes and serve.
  • Enjoy this Bosnian delight.


  •  Vanilla flavour can be added to cream or syrup. Wall nut is mostly used instead of almonds, you can select any one or use both in combination