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Sheer Khurma Recipe - Eid Special Sweet Dish

Want to cook some sweet on this Eid? How about Sheer Khurma?

Eid Special Sweet Dish

Ramadan is near to over and Eid-ul-Fitr is coming. Muslims all around the word use to serve their families with sweets.  The festival of Eid is incomplete without sweet dishes prepared and served to the guest, Eid-ul-Fitr is also known as "Sweet Eid" because of the amount and variety of sweet dishes prepared and consumed on this festival celebrating the happy end of Ramadan. 

Muslim women start their day by cooking Eid ul Fitr sweet dishes and desserts. Women cook Eid-ul-Fitr special sweet dishes which are not part of our everyday cooking such as Sheer Khurma is the most popular one. Sheer Khurma is among most cooked food, especially in India and Pakistan.

If you are a newbie than cooking Sheer Khurma is not an easy task for you. To make things easier for you, we write this Beginner's Guide to Cook Sheer Khurma for you.

Recipe of Sheer Khurma

Sheer khurma is made from dried dates. Sheer Khurma literally means “milk with dates” in Pakistani homes and is a festival vermicelli pudding prepared by Muslims all over the world. Muslims all over the world love it. Here is your recipe to sheer khurma.

Prep Time
Cook Time
Total time
10 minutes
18 Minutes
28 Minutes

Ingredients of Sheer Khurma

1 liter
1 pinch
Vermicelli (seviyan) broken into small pieces
50-75 gram
Dry dates
50-75 gram
Pure ghee
50 gram
125 gram
50 gram
Cashew nuts
100 gram
Elaichi Powder
3 pieces powder
Raisins (kishmish)
25 gram
Pistachio (pista)
50 gram

Preparation of Sheer Khurma

  1.  Soak the dry dates in water for a few hours then cut into long thin slices.
  2.  Boil milk with sugar in the saucepan on low heat till it is reduced to 3/4 of its quantity.You can also use condensed milk instead of normal milk
  3.  Boil the nuts, blanch and slice them finely, clean raisins.
  4.  Roast the saffron and powder it.
  5.  Heat ghee in the deep pan on low heat and fry the vermicelli (seviyan) until golden, about 1-2 minutes.
  6.  Add the dry dates and all the chopped cashew nuts and all dry fruits (almonds, raisins, pistachio) in the pan and fry gently for a few minutes more.
  7.  Add the hot milk and cook again till desired consistency is obtained. Taste the sheer khurma and add more sugar if required.
  8. Remove from the flame.

How to Present Sheer Khurma to Guests 

  1. Add saffron and garnish it with dry fruits.
  2. Chop almonds and pistachios and fry. Sprinkle and serve.
  3.  Serve hot, warm and chilled in a teacup.

Recipe Note of Sheer Khurma

  • If you soak dry dates overnight to soften them then don't saute them in ghee, cook them in milk. 
  • In summer days, sheer khurma vermicelli (seviyan) gets stale fast so cook as much as you need. 
  •  If you desired to use khoya, you can also use while preparing vermicelli milk.

May your plate of life be always full of sweets and desserts,
Topped with the nuts of Happiness.With best Eid wishes, EID MUBARAK.


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