Sheer Khurma, How to make Sheer Khurma Recipe | Sheer Korma
Recipe type: Dessert
RecipeCuisine: Indian Cuisine
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Serves: 3-4
Sheer Khurma - a popular dessert made during eid ul-fitr.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 500 ml milk
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 3 tbsp sugar or as required
  • ¼th cup broken seviyan/vermicelli (i used whole wheat vermicelli)
  • 10-12 silvered almonds
  • 10-12 cashews chopped
  • 10-12 silvered pistachios
  • 6-7 walnuts chopped (optional)
  • 5-6 seedless or pitted dates chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp chironji/charoli
  • 10-12 golden raisins
  • 1 tsp rose water or kewra water
  • 2 tsp milk powder
  • ¼th tsp of cardamom powder
  • ¼th tsp of nutmeg powder
  • 6-7 saffron strands
  • a pinch of salt
  • few dried rose petals for garnish (optional)
How to make the recipe?
  1. Chop all the dry fruits, dates and keep ready for the sheer khurma recipe.
  2. Break the vermicelli with your hand and place aside.
  3. Pour 1 tbsp ghee in a hot pan.
  4. Add the ¼th cup of broken vermicelli.
  5. Saute for 1-2 mins or until they appear golden brown in color.
  6. Remove the sauteed seviyan and place aside.
  7. In the same pan add 1 tbsp ghee, along the chopped dry fruits and pitted, chopped dates.
  8. Saute them for 2-3 mins. Remove and place aside with the sauteed vermicelli.
  9. Heat milk in a saucepan or wide bottomed vessel.
  10. Add 3 tbsp sugar or as required. I have added less as the dessert gets sweet with dates and raisins so add sugar accordingly.
  11. Allow the milk to come to a boil.
  12. Just reduce the heat and allow the milk to thicken.
  13. In another bowl mix 1 tbsp hot milk with 2 teaspoon of milk powder with the help of spoon.
  14. The mixture should be smooth and free of any lumps.
  15. Take one more bowl add one tablespoon of hot milk with 6-7 saffron strands and place aside.
  16. Add the sauteed vermicelli in the boiling milk.
  17. Add the diluted milk powder mixture and stir nicely.
  18. Simmer for 4-5 mins or until the seviyan softens.
  19. Once the seviyan softens it would appear like this.
  20. Quickly add the sauteed dates and dry fruits.
  21. Also pour the saffron infused milk, a pinch of salt if using and 1 teaspoon of rose water/kewra water
  22. Switch off the gas and don't allow the pudding to cook further. Lastly sprinkle ¼th teaspoon of nutmeg and cardamom powder. Mix all nicely also add more milk if you like thinner consistency.
  23. Serve sheer khurma hot or chilled as a dessert.
1. Make the vermicelli pudding as per consistency required.
2. Add more milk for thinner consistency or cook more for thicker consistency or vice versa.
3. The dessert would thicken as it cools down.
4. Adding saffron is optional.
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