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…
In partying mood, taking it to Fiesta Friday #126 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.
- 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
Vermicelli getting roasted
Cashew nuts and Raisins getting roasted in ghee/clarified butter
Vermicelli, pistachios and almonds in milk
Finely chopped dates
Dates in milk
With saffron and about to thicken
With cardamom and nutmeg powder
With roasted cashew nuts and raisins
- 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.
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My other Arabian cuisine dish – Mujaddara (steamed rice and lentils), which is one of the most comfort, filling and healthy food. Mostly it plays a good role on times of fasting. A very easy, simple and healthy dish which can be prepared perfectly by a beginner in cooking. Let me share the recipe…
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As it’s Friday, taking it to Fiesta Friday #125 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.
Preparation Time – 10 mins
Cooking Time – 20 mins
Serves – 4 nos
1 cup – 160 ml
Mujaddara – Arabian Cuisine
Mujaddara with Qorma Laawand
- Bamathi / Long grain rice – 2 cups
- Green lentil / Moong Bean / Paasipayaru – 1 cup
- Onions – 3 nos
- Olive oil – 1 tbsp
- Cumin – ½ tsp
- Cumin powder – 1 tsp
- Black pepper powder – 1 ¼ tsp
- Salt to taste
- Peel and thinly slice the onions (lengthwise), keep it aside.
- Wash the lentils in water, drain the water and keep it aside.
- Wash the rice, drain the water and keep it aside.
- Heat oil in the pressure cooker, add in the thinly sliced onions and cook them until they turn dark brown in color, remove the onions from the fire and keep it aside.
- Add in the cumin seeds and wait until they give wonder aroma.
- Add in the green lentil (1 cup) along with the water (2 cups) and pressure-cook for 2 whistles.
- Wait until the pressure subsides and remove the lid.
- Add in the rice (2 cups) along with cumin powder, black pepper powder and salt. Cook for few seconds until the raw smell goes off.
- Pour in the water (3 ½ cups) of water and pressure-cook for 2 whistles.
- Remove the lid when the pressure subsides and transfer it to a plate.
- Top it with fried onions.
Serve hot. You can also top it with thick yogurt/curd and then fried onions before serving, this combination tastes good. Accompany it with any raita. I have accompanied it with watermelon raita and Qorma Lawand.
Note: You can increase or decrease the quantity of onions as per your taste buds.