Sheer Khorma or Sheer Khurma (شيرخرما, literally "milk with dates" in Urdu) is a festival vermicelli pudding prepared by Muslims on Eid ul-Fitr in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It is a traditional Muslim festive breakfast, and a dessert for celebrations. Sheer (شير)(Kshir (क्षीर) in Sanskrit has a same meaning as Milk), is Persian for milk and Khurma (خرما) is Persian for dates. This dish is made from dried dates.
This special dish is served on the morning of Eid day in the family after the Eid prayer as breakfast, and throughout the day to all the visiting guests.This sweet delicacy is the highlight of the Ramadan Id feast. It’s a delicacy where people throng in queue to have the taste of this exotic delicacy at the sweet stalls on that day.
The main ingredients used in Sheer Khurma are vermicelli, whole milk, sugar, dates. Depending on the region, cardamom, pistachios, almonds, saffron, raisins, and rose water are also added.
Dates being one of the main ingredients that enhance this delicacy are by itself nutritious and a complete meal like milk. Generally fresh ripened dates are used in making of Sheer Khurma
I have followed my favourite chef sanjay thummas recipe .I have used fine sev variety which I had bought from total mall in bangalore
It was so delicious that the taste still lingers in my tongue :) Serve hot or chilled as you like it. I loved it chilled.
Sugar as per taste
Chironji (CHAROLI) 2Tablespoons
rose water 1 tbsp
Almonds - 1/4 cup
Ghee 3 Tablespoons
Sugar as per taste
Cardamom powder - a small pinch
1.Boil milk in a pan until it reduces to almost half in volume. Meanwhile you can chop the dry fruits and nuts.Soak dates in warm milk and set aside.
2. Heat ghee in a pan and add the nuts and raisins fry till slightly browned .take care not to burn.
3. Now add little ghee and roast the fine seviyan stirring continuously in a low to medium heat. Do not overcook it or burn them. They need to get slightly roasted and golden in colour.
4 Add little water, sugar and milk and do not mix much. Add half of the roasted dry fruits and remaining use for garnishing. Add a pinch of cardamom powder and simmer the flame until it is cooked and slightly thickened. The Sheer Khurma is ready to be served hot in a bowl and top it off with fried dry fruits and dates and serve.
To get an excellent taste, use reduced or thickened milk which gives the sheer khurma a nice creamy taste and texture.
You can also add condensed milk for extra richness, flavour and aroma.