Sheer Khurma Recipe For A Sweet Eid

Some days I feel like cooking is a way to escape for a while in the aromas and have something to spend time and so today I cooked the dessert Sheer Khurma. Sheer Korma also called Sheer Khurma, which means milk with dates in the Urdu language, is a sweet typical dish of the cuisine of India and Pakistan. It is a pudding made with vermicelli, milk, saffron, sugar, dates (Khurma) as well as various ingredients and ghee.

There is no single form or recipe of preparation, as each cook prepares it with these ingredients according to their own tastes or those of the family tradition. It is usually prepared in large celebrations, mainly by Muslims on Eid ul-Fitr, and is usually served as a breakfast.

Eid is celebrated with dishes made from sweet vermicelli noodles also known as Seviyan. This Seviyan is either served dry or in a milk pudding called Khurma. A traditional festive dessert, this dish is composed mainly of milk, dates, and vermicelli.

Sheer Khurma literally means milk with dates in Urdu. This dish is served on the morning of Eid day.

This rich dessert is a delicious sweet pudding made up of various dried fruits, ghee, and milk. Outside the holiday season, this is also ideal for winter as it contains plenty of dry fruit that gives a lot of warmth to the body.

Preparation Time: 60 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories per serving: 125 calories per 100 gms


1 tbsp butter
2 cups vermicelli
4 cups milk
1 cup cream
10 dates
3 tbsp sugar
4 almonds
1 tbsp pistachio
5 green cardamoms
5 cloves
2 tbsp rose water

Recipe Method:

Soak the dates in warm water for 15 min. Then drain and squeeze it. Coarsely chop almonds and pistachios. Melt the butter in a saucepan in low heat and fry the cloves and cardamoms. Break the vermicelli into pieces, then mix them in butter until they turn light brown.

Pour the milk and stir gently over medium heat until the milk starts to boil, then add the raisins, almonds, and sugar. Continue to cook low heat for 20 minutes, then add the cream and continue cooking for another couple of minutes, sprinkle with rose water and remove from heat.

Remove the pan from the heat and, when it is cool, put it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to chill before serving it as a dessert.