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Sheer Khurma


Sheer Khurma or Sheer Kurma means dates with milk. It is a traditional festive breakfast and a dessert for celebrations. This is dish is served on the breakfast of the Ramadhan and throughout the day to all the visiting guests. Let me share the recipe…

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Sheer Khurma

Sheer Khurma


  • Vermicelli/Semiya – 1 ¼ cup
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Pistachios – 15 nos
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Almonds/Badam – 15 nos
  • Black Raisins – 5 nos
  • Yellow Raisins – 5 nos
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
  • Nutmeg powder – ½ tsp
  • Dried Dates – 8 nos
  • Ghee/Clarified butter – 2 tbsp
  • Milk – ½ litre


  • Boil 2 cups of water in a vessel, add in 10 nos of almonds/badam and pistachios. Drain the water and peel the skin of the nuts, chop them into small pieces and keep it aside.
  • Finely chop the dried dates and keep it aside.
  • Heat 2 tsp of ghee/clarified butter in a kadai, add in the vermicelli and cook until it turns golden brown.
  • Boil ½ litre of milk in a heavy bottomed sauce pan.
  • Pour a cup of milk to a bowl and add in the finely chopped dates and keep it aside.
  • Add in the finely chopped almonds and ¾ th portion of pistachios along with saffron strands to the milk and cook in medium flame.
  • Add in the roasted vermicelli and cook in medium flame, until it’s cooked.
  • Add in the sugar along with the saffron strands, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder, continue cooking in medium flame, until the milk thickens.
  • Pour in the dates milk and continue cooking in low flame.
  • Heat the leftover ghee/clarified butter in a kadai, add in the cashew nuts and cook until they start turning golden brown.
  • Add in the raisins (black+yellow) and cook until they double in size. Remove from fire and pour it to the milk and cook for 5 mins in low flame.
  • Chop the pistachios and the leftover almonds, dates along with the skin. Garnish over the Sheer Khurma.

Serve hot.

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