How can I miss to share a delicious dessert recipe on the occasion of EID !!
Sheer Khurma / Sheer Khorma one of the authentic and traditional Vermicelli pudding prepared during the festive occasion of Ramzan/Ramadan/EID. In India, this dish is usually prepared by Muslims in the holy month of Ramzan/Ramadan during Iftar, as the ingredients consist lots of nutrients in it.
Sheer Khorma in Persian means, “Milk with Dates”. Sheer khurma is an exotic dessert prepared using various dry fruits, milk, ghee, sugar, and vermicelli. Dates an edible sweet fruit has lots of significance during fasting days of Ramadan and it’s the first food consumed to break the fast. The reason behind is that Dates have a large portion of energy and contains nutrients.
I have very fond memories of this classic dessert ‘Sheer Khurma’ during my childhood. I would like to thank my childhood cum school friend “Nargis Shaikh” she is very humble and helpful by nature. I would like to give credit to her as she taught me this authentic cum traditional “Sheer Khumra” recipe and from past many years, I am following her style of preparing.
As a food blogger, I am so glad that I can share this recipe with many others.
Its easy recipe but requires some pre-preparations.
- Vermicelli (seviyan) – 1 ½ bowl
- Full-Fat milk – 1ltr
- Ghee – 3tsp
- Sugar – 1 cup (as per your taste)
- Cardamom powder – 1tsp (can be used as per your taste)
- Saffron (Kesar)– 6sticks
- Mixed dry fruits – mentioned as per
- Kharik (Dry Dates) – 12/15
- Almonds(Badam) – 10
- Pistachio (pasta) – 10
- Cashew (Kaju) – 10
- Chironji/Charoli – 15
- Raisins – 6/8 ( I have used black but you can use Golden also)
You can also include rose water (1tsp) or kewda water or dry rose leaves for extra aroma and flavor to the recipe.
STEP 1 (Pre-preparation)
1. Soak all dry fruits separately overnight.
2. Next day morning peel off their skin and let it dry for at least 3hours.
3. Once dry chop dry fruits (dry dates, almonds, pistachio, and cashew) nicely. Keep this ingredient aside.
- Place a Kadai/Pan/vessel on the gas stove, pour milk into it and let it become hot.
2. Now, on another gas stove place, a pan adds 3tsp of ghee and chopped dry fruits. Sauté until it becomes little golden brown. You need to sauté it nicely and little on medium flame so that it doesn’t burn.
3. Now add this dry fruits into the boiling milk placed on another gas burner.
4. In the same pan add vermicelli (seviyan) and sauté until it turns little golden brown. You need to be careful and keep it sautéing so that the vermicelli doesn’t burn.
5. Now add this fried vermicelli to the boiling milk and keep stirring. Let all these ingredients (dry fruits and vermicelli) boil in milk for 5minutes on medium flame.
6. Add 1cup sugar, cardamom powder, and saffron to it. stir well and let it cook for 2more minutes and off the gas stove.
7. Our authentic yummy Dessert is ready.
Transfer ‘Sheer Khurma’ in a serving bowl. You can serve it hot but best is to serve once it cools to room temperature or chilled.
- You can do variations in this recipe if you do not have time for pre-preparation, you can directly chop dry fruit and use instead of overnight soaking it (though the taste will vary) and instead of dry dates(kharik) use dates.
- To make it little more thicken or for creamy texture you can add little (5tsp) of condensed milk or khoya(mawa).
- Adjust sugar quantity as per your taste because you will be using dates, raising which will add little sweetness to the recipe.
- You can adjust the consistency of this dessert as per your liking. I usually like medium thick, few people prefer thinner or very thick. So, you need to adjust the milk quantity as per.
- If the dessert turns out to be thick you can add warm milk into it for adjusting the consistency.
The king of this recipe which adds real taste and gives a yummy flavor for each bite is ‘KHARIK’ (dry dates). The texture and palate of this recipe are so smooth that you will love it.
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