Sheer Khurma is an authentic version of vermicelli pudding specially prepared for Eid festivities. ‘Sheer’ is Persian for milk and ‘khurma’ is another word for dates.
This Exotic rich dessert prepared using milk, dates,nuts and vermicelli has its roots from the Mughal era and is mostly prepared during the fasting days of RAMADAN.
Dates have a lot of significance during the fasting days and is the first food that is consumed to break the fast. As dates are highly nutritious they make a great food to break the fasting and helps keep the mind & body rejuvenated.
- 500 ml milk
- 1 tbsp. ghee
- 1 to 1.5 tbsp. sugar or as required (the dates and raisins add a lot of sweetness to the milk, so add sugar accordingly.)
- ½ cup Nilon’s Vermicelli
- 7-8 cashews, chopped
- 8-9 almonds, sliced
- 8-9 unsalted pistachios, sliced
- 8-9 dates seedless, chopped
- 4 cardamoms.
- ½ or 1 tbsp. chironji/charoli
- 1 tbsp. raisins
- RoastNilon’s Vermicelli till golden and keep aside.
- In a pan add ghee and add chopped dry fruits and sauté for 3-4 minutes stirring often.
- Boil milk in a saucepan and lower the flame and simmer it for 8-10 minutes till the milk slightly thickens.
- Add roasted Nilon’s Vermicelli and sugar to the milk and simmer Nilon’s Vermicelli till they are cooked and have become soft for about 8-10 minutes on a low flame, milk will also thicken and reduce in volume.
- Add the roasted dry fruit mixture and cardamom powder.
- Switch off the fire and stir.
- Serve the sheer khurma hot, warm or chilled.
- Garnish sheer khurma with saffron strands or dry fruits.