Sheer Khurma

Sheer Khurma

It’s almost Eid and I couldn’t do without sharing this classic Eid dessert on the blog this week. Sheer Khurma is a rich vermicelli pudding made with milk, lots of nuts, dates and sugar!

The dish literally means milk with dates. Its often made during Eid in the Indian subcontinent, Afghanistan and also parts of central Asia. Eid festivities are kind of incomplete until and unless you have Sheer Khurma!

Sheer Khurma
Sheer Khurma

Sheer Khurma is not just delicious but pretty simple to make too. Due to the dates added to it, the taste is slightly different from our regular kheer recipes.

Sheer Khurma

Course: DessertCuisine: Middle eastDifficulty: Easy


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Rich and creamy Sheer Khurma is an elegant dessert often made during Eid. This vermicelli pudding is filled with lots of nuts, raisins and dates!


  • Ghee – 2 tbsp

  • Cashews – 1 tbsp, chopped

  • Almonds – 1 tbsp, chopped

  • Pistachios – 1 tbsp, chopped

  • Chironji – 1 tbsp

  • Raisins – 2 tbsp

  • Dates – 2, seedless and chopped

  • Sewaiyan (Whole Wheat Vermicelli) – ½ cup

  • Full Fat Milk – 500 ml

  • Dates – 3, seedless and chopped

  • Cardamom Powder – 1/8 tsp

  • Condensed Milk – 100 gms


  • In a pan, add the ghee. Once the ghee is hot, add the cashews, almonds, pistachios and chironji and fry till they start changing color.
  • To this, add the dates and raisins and fry till fragrant. Remove some of the fried dry fruits from the ghee and keep it aside for garnish. Into the remaining, break the sewaiyan into smaller pieces and fry till it is fragrant and starts changing color. Take this off heat and keep it aside.
  • In a pan or a kadai, add the milk. Let it comes to a boil and add the dates. Cook the milk till it starts reducing and thickening.
  • To this, add all the fried ingredients and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the cardamom powder and condensed milk and cook it for another couple of minutes till the sheer khurma has thickened a little more. This will thicken further as it cools down. Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Garnish with the reserved fried dry fruits and serve.

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