Sheer khurma, also known as sheer korma is a traditional and rich Mughlai dessert from Hyderabad. A festive dessert which is specially prepared on Eid-ul-Fitr and in the month of Ramadan for Iftar. This easy Sheer Khurma recipe hardly requires 30 minutes and a deliciously decadent dessert is ready to be served on your table.
Festivals are the great excuse to indulge in delicious rich desserts. Sheer khurma is one of the perfect delicacies to prepare for occasions and celebrations. After all, aren’t the festivals incomplete without sweets! 5 types of Kheer Recipes for All Festivals.
To make Sheer Khurma recipe, Semiya (thick vermicelli) is roasted in ghee. This roasted semiya and full-fat milk is then slow cooked and sweetened with dates. A good amount of nuts and dried fruit makes it very rich. That’s why it is served for Iftar dinner during the month of Ramadan, after fasting whole day you need to recharge for the next day.
Roasted vermicelli cooked in full-fat milk along with nutritious dry fruits and dates is simply a lip-smacking sweet for a delicious dessert craving. And saffron added to it gives a unique flavour to the dish making sheer khurma an incredible dessert. Rose petals used for garnishing the dish undoubtedly complement the rich flavours of sheer khurma. Doesn’t this remind you of our delicious meethi seviyan you prepare on various occasions! sheer khurma is almost the same.
It is the speciality of the holy month of Ramadan or Ramzan prepared on the festive day of eid-ul-fitr when the muslims celebrate the auspicious day by breaking their month-long fasting. The holy season of Ramadan has started and this rich dessert is on the kitchen menu during post fast-breaking feasts after sunset ( known as Iftar ).
Well, a month-long fasting is a lot difficult for me and I can’t wait for a month to indulge in such a mouth-watering delicacy. The very first time I tasted this beautiful dish at my friends’ home, I was mesmerized by its fascinating flavours.
Though I restrain myself from eating sugary dishes a small bowl of flavourful sheer khurma occasionally is definitely no harm. The aroma of the beautifully cooked sheer khurma fills my home with sweet and rich flavours which is oh so tempting!
The rich and yummy flavours of sheer khurma never fail to satisfy your utter dessert temptation. A heavenly mouth-watering sweet!
As I am sharing my dessert experiences with you, this surely calls for sharing various “My tasty curry” style dessert delicacies that you can prepare for any occasion at your home or even at the time when your taste buds shout for a sweet desire –
Do not forget to check out more dessert recipes from my “My tasty curry” dessert bucket. Raspberry and Rasgulla Kheer Cups, Apple Kheer Recipe, Coconut Burfi Recipe, Kaju Halwa Recipe, Kesar Pista Badam Kulfi, Dry fruit Milk, Paneer ki Kheer
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Sheer Khurma Recipe Notes
- Both dates and raisins contribute to the sweetness in the dish, so adjust the quantity of sugar accordingly and as per your taste.
- Roast vermicelli on the slowest heat in ghee first till it turns light brown. Roasting on high heat can burn it and it may taste raw from inside.
I am all set to cook rich and delicious sheer khurma. Your taste buds are already tickling to savour yummy sheer khurma? Then don’t wait, let the aroma of delightful flavours of sheer khurma fill your house and palate with pleasant aromatic flavours and rich taste.
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 2 cups full-fat milk 500 ml
- 1-2 cloves
- 8-9 almonds sliced
- 7-8 cashew nuts chopped
- 1 tablespoon raisins
- 8-9 unsalted pistachios sliced
- 1 tablespoon chironji
- ½ cup roasted vermicelli broken seviyan
- 8-9 seedless dates chopped
- 1.5 tablespoon sugar
- 8-10 saffron strands soaked in 1 tablespoon milk
- ½ teaspoon cardamom powder elachi powder
Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan.
Add cloves, almonds, cashew nuts, raisins, pistachios and chironji to the pan. Fry them till they turn light brown.
Add vermicelli. Roast it on a slow heat. Stir well.
Add milk and dates. Cook for 12-15 minutes on low flame till the vermicelli is softened and the milk turns thick.
Add sugar, soaked saffron and cardamom powder. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Now, turn off the flame.
Transfer the sheer khurma in serving bowls.
Garnish with almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, raisins, saffron strands, cardamom powder and rose petals.
Enjoy your sheer khurma hot, warm or chilled, just as you love it.