Dum ke rote, a baked cookie that swamps the markets in Hyderabad city from Muharram, as it is available only once a year. It is a delicious confectionery and has all the goodness in it.
Dum ke rote – How it is made?
Prepared from semolina, ghee, maida, milk products, the cookie is garnished with dry fruits and saffron. When baked, they become crunchy from outside and softer in centre.
Dum ke rote has a religious significance. It is prepared on Muharram – a month of mourning for Muslims. There are no spiritual barriers and people from all traditions enjoy these delicious cookies.
Dum ke rote hits the bakeries as soon as the Muharram crescent is on sight and becomes a fast selling confectionery in this month.
Price and availability in Hyderabad
Price of dum ke rote ranges from Rs 200 per kg to Rs 300 per kg depending on the taste and flavour. It is available throughout the month but demand peaks on the 9th and 10th days of Muharram. As it is a pure Hyderabadi confectionery, it has become popular in neighbouring districts too.
Long after we eat cookies in month of Muharram, its taste continues to remains in our mouth.
Source: The Hindu