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Sheer Khurma | Eid Special Recipe

Sheer Khurma | Eid Special Recipe

Sheer Khurma a traditional rich Vermicelli pudding made using milk, dates and nuts and prepared during Eid or festive celebrations.
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: Milk, Nuts, Saffron, Vermicelli
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Nuts Soaking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 2 Cups Full Fat Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Vermicelli
  • 5-6 chopped dates I used the soft ones, if not soak them
  • 8-10 soaked and chopped pistachio
  • 8-10 soaked and chopped almonds
  • 1/8 cup of Sugar Add more if you need it very sweet
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 2-3 cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon of Ghee Clarified Butter


  • In a heavy bottom pan add the milk.
  • Slit the 3 cardamom pods and into the milk.
  • Let the milk simmer on medium to slow stirring in between.
  • In a small bowl add in the saffron and 2-3 tbsp of milk. (Use the same milk you are using to simmer)
  • In the mean time, in another pan add in the ghee.
  • Once melted shallow fry the nuts and dates until golden brown.
  • Remove it and in the same pan shallow fry the Vermicelli until golden brown.
  • Once roasted keep it aside.
  • After 25-30 minutes the milk would reduce a bit.
  • Now add the roasted Vermicelli in it and let it simmer again for 10-15 minutes, until the vermicelli are soft.
  • Add the sugar and cook another for 5 minutes.
  • Now add in 3/4 of the nuts, saffron and mix everything.
  • Switch off.
  • Serve it hot or cold with a generous garnish of nuts.


  • One can use nuts as per their preference.
  • Do not add more Vermicelli or else the pudding will be too thick.
  • If you are not using soft dates, soak them as well.
  • 1 Cup =235 ml
  • 1 tablespoon =15 ml
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