Monday, August 20, 2012

Sheer Khurma/sewaiyan kheer/vermicelli pudding

Happy Eid to all my Muslim friends... Today i am here rich dessert called "Sheer Kurma" specially prepared during the month of ramzan with lots of dates and nuts.This is the main dessert that is served on Eid day .Sheer means sweetened milk and khurma is made from dried dates. This special dish is served on the morning of Eid day in the family after the Eid prayer as breakfast, and throughout the day to all the visiting guests. in this dessert they use special vermicelli called sevaiyan which is thinner than vermicelli.The consistency of this dessert should be thin as they serve this in a tea this dessert is supposed to drink.Try to make sheer khurma with thin roasted vermicelli else will spoil its authenticity. So be ready and celebrate your festivals with this vermicelli delight.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
  • 1 litre Milk
  • 1cup Vermicelli( roasted)/sevaiyan
  • 15 Dates
  • 2tbsp Coconut ( cut into thin slices)
  • 10 Cashew nut( cut into pieces)
  • 10 Pistachios ( chopped)
  • 1tbsp Charoli/chirongi
  • 4-5 Almond( blanched)
  • 11/2cups Sugar
  • saffron a pinch/kesari milk masala Powder
  • 1tbsp ghee/clarified butter
  • 1/2tsp cardamom powder
Cooking Directions
  1. Soak dry dates in warm milk for 30 mins and then cut into long thin slices
  2. Boil milk with dates,coconut pieces and sugar till it reduces to 3/4 of its quantity
  3. Now add roasted vermicelli and boil further 5 mins or till desired consistency is obtained.
  4. In a pan add ghee .In that add dry nuts and fry gently for few seconds.
  5. Now add all the nuts into the boiled vermicelli along with saffron( i have used 2tsp of kesari milk masala powder )
  6. If you are using saffron soak it in warm milk for 10 mins and add it just before the nuts and also add cardamom powder.
  7. Sheer kurma is ready to serve.Enjoy this delicacy hot or chilled