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Sheer Khorma

Farheen Banu
30 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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The Most Famous Eid Delicacy "Sheer-Khurma" A traditional rich milk and vermicelli dessert loaded with fried nuts and dates. Learnt from my mom and MIL making at Eid-ul-fitr and Eid-al-Adha. Back home in Hyderabad we get special vermicelli which are salty in taste and that makes completely delicious Sheer-khurma. Yes those vermicelli are not available everywhere. We make a large batch of finley sliced nuts called "maghziyaat" few days before eid by soaking almonds, pistachios, cashewnuts and chironjee. Full cream milk is simmer down along with strands of Saffron till you get rich color and little thick consistency, Vermicelli and finely chopped nuts are roasted in pure homemade ghee for amazing flavor. Usually saffron is not added in sheer-khurma but I like mine with that rich color and taste.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Eid
  • Hyderabadi
  • Simmering
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Dessert
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. Milk 2litres
  2. Sugar 3/4 cup (can be adjusted according to taste)
  3. Ghee 1/4 cup
  4. Fine Vermicelli 2/3 cup
  5. Saffron strands 10-12
  6. Fresh dates 10 (de-seeded and sliced)
  7. Almonds 20
  8. Cashews 10
  9. Pistachios 20
  10. Chironjee nuts 2 tbsp


  1. Soak overnight and peel almonds and pistachios. Slice almonds, cashew-nuts and pistachios finely and let them dry. Remove the skin of chironji. Fry/roast these dry fruits in ghee till slightly brown in color.
  2. Take a wide pan and heat ghee. Add vermicelli and roast till golden brown in color on medium flame, remove and keep aside.
  3. Boil milk along with saffron strands on medium-low flame for about 30 mins, till it gets rich color and milk gets reduced to 3/4th.
  4. Add sugar and stir till sugar gets melted. Next add roasted vermicelli and fried nuts. Stir and cook till the vermicelli gets softened.
  5. Remove and transfer in a Serving dish. Garnish with sliced dates and few more fried nuts and few saffron strands.
  6. Serve hot or warm.

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Seema Sharma
Seema Sharma   Jun-12-2018


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