Sheer Khurma

Sheer Khurma or Sheer Korma is a special traditional Iftari Dessert made during Eid-Ul-Fitr, Ramzan.  

It is a popular, luscious, and rich Mughlai sweet that is very popularly eaten during festivals. If you haven’t relished Sheer Qorma before you need to try this soon.   Sheer Khurma is prepared by frying dry fruits like almonds, cashew nuts, raisins, and dates, in ghee and cooking Vermicelli in boiled milk with dry fruits and further enhanced with cardamom powder. However, there are few variations that are followed in every household. There are additions of different varieties of dry fruits as per liking. Like in our household we add almonds, raisins, and at times even pistachios.

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sheer khurma recipe, how to make sheer kurma, Close up image of sheer Qorma garnished with almonds, raisins, dry rose petals.

Ingredients required to prepare Sheer Qorma

Vermicelli – Use roasted or Nylon Vermicelli for this recipe.

Almonds and Raisins –  Add dry fruits like almonds, raisins, cashew nuts, and pistachios.

Seedless Black Dates – Use the Best Quality seedless dates as this is a key ingredient to this recipe.

Full-Fat Milk – always use Full-Fat milk for preparing sheer kurma as this will make it creamy and rich.

Cardamom Powder – This delicate powder will enhance the flavor of Sheer Korma. Crushed cardamom with mortar and pestle to get the best flavor.

Sugar –  Use fine granulated sugar in this recipe for sweetness.

Ghee, Clarified Butter – Roasting Dry fruits in Pure Desi Ghee makes it more aromatic.

Rose Petals – Adding Rose Petals adds a nice aroma and makes it rich.

Step-By-Step Recipe of Sheer Khurma

1. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a heavy bottom pot over medium heat and roast almonds and raisins on a lower heat for 2 minutes till they are slightly brown. Remove them on a plate and keep them aside.

roasting almonds and raisins in hot ghee for Sheer Khurma

2. Now add seedless dates and roast for 2 minutes. Once they turn brown remove the dates and keep them on a plate.

frying dates in ghee for sheer korma

3. Break Vermicelli into small pieces and add them to the same pot with the remaining ghee and fry till golden brown. Fry for 3-4 minutes on a medium flame so they do not burn.

roasting vermicelli in ghee for sheer korma

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4. Add milk into the same pot and boil for 10-15  minutes till vermicelli becomes soft. Keep stirring often so that the vermicelli doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

boiling milk for sheer kurma

sheer kurma recipe, how to make sheer kurma

sheer kurma recipe, how to make sheer kurma

boiled milk and vermicelli for sheer khurma recipe

sheer korma recipe with boiled milk and cooked vermicelli

5. Once the milk is boiled add sugar, cardamom powder and bring it to a boil.

adding sugar in boiled milk and cooked vermicelli for sheer kurma

6. Finally add softened dates and dry fruits to the boiled milk and keep stirring continuously for another 5-7 minutes till all the ingredients are incorporated together and Sheer Khurma turns creamy.

adding roasted almonds, raisins and dates for sheer kurma recipe

7. Garnish with rose petals, dry fruits, and serve it warm or chilled.

close up view of sheer khurma garnished with almonds, raisins and dates

Recipe Notes:

  • You can use Nylon Vermicelli, which is very thin and fine. It is easily available in grocery stores. This vermicelli will cook very fast and will taste very good as well.
  • Charoli is usually added to Sheer Korma, but it was not available near my house, so I have not used it in this recipe. However, if you have it please use it as this will taste good.
  • Dates are a must for making Sheer Qorma. So do not skip this step of adding good quality dates.
  • Adding Saffron in Sheer Korma makes it more rich and flavorful, so you can add that as well.
sheer khurma recipe, how to make sheer kurma, Close up image of sheer Qorma garnished with almonds, raisins, dry rose petals.

Sheer Khurma

Hetal Kamdar
Sheer Khurma or Sheer Korma is a special traditional Iftari Dessert made during Eid-Ul-Fitr, Ramzan.  
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Indian Dessert, Indian Sweet
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 465 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 100 gms Whole Wheat Vermicelli
  • 6-7 Almonds
  • 7-8 Raisins
  • 8-9 Seedless Black Dates
  • 1- liter Full-Fat Milk
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Ghee Clarified Butter
  • a handful of dry rose petals

Instructions
 

  • Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a heavy bottom pot over medium heat and roast almonds and raisins on a lower heat for 2 minutes till they are slightly brown. Remove them on a plate and keep them aside.
  • Now add seedless dates and roast for 2 minutes. Once they turn brown remove the dates and keep them on a plate.
  • Break Vermicelli into small pieces and add them to the same pot with the remaining ghee and fry till golden brown. Fry for 3-4 minutes on a medium flame so they do not burn.
  • Add milk into the same pot and boil for 10-15  minutes till vermicelli becomes soft.
  • Once the milk is boiled add sugar, cardamom powder and bring it to a boil.
  • Finally add softened dates and dry fruits to the boiled milk and keep stirring continuously for another 5-7 minutes till all the ingredients are incorporated together and Sheer Khurma turns creamy.
  • Garnish with rose petals, dry fruits, and serve it warm or chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 9gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 154mgPotassium: 453mgFiber: 2gSugar: 48gVitamin A: 407IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 299mgIron: 1mg
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