Shahi Sheer Khurma

Shahi Sheer Khurma Recipe is a traditional dessert that is made with milk and dry fruits as the name suggest. Sweet and thick Shahi Sheer Khurma is prepared on the morning of Eid as a breakfast.

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As aromatic as it is sweet, Sheer Khurma is a rich vermicelli pudding. “Sheer” literally means sweetened milk and “Khurma” means dry dates; doesn’t that combination already make your mouth water? Besides dates, you can also add almonds, raisins and pistachios to infuse a collage of exotic flavors and aromas to this already delectable dessert recipe.

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Enjoy this Sheer Khurma on Ramadan with our Nawabi Chicken Biryani Recipe. May you be guided by your faith in Allah and shine in his divine blessings. 

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Recipe 
Serves – 6

INGREDIENTS 

2 liters toned milk
100g vermicelli, roasted
Few strands of saffron 

10 almonds, peeled
10 cashews
100g khoya, grated
8 dry dates, chopped
20g unsalted pistachios, chopped
20g chironji dana
20 raisins
180g sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
½ tsp green cardamom powder

METHOD 

1. Let’s start by making almond and cashew paste. Add the almonds & cashews in a small mixer grinder along with ¼th cup of milk. Blend into a smooth paste. Set aside. 

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2. Add the khoya and ¼th cup of milk in a bowl. Mix well & set aside. 

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3. Boil the rest of the milk on high flame in a deep non-stick vessel stirring occasionally to avoid burning.

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4. After one boil, lower the flame and add the roasted vermicelli, sugar and saffron threads. Keep stirring with a flat bottom spatula to prevent the vermicelli to stick to the bottom. Cook for 5 minutes. 

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Please Note: Since we used roasted vermicelli, we added it directly to the milk. If you have unroasted vermicelli, take 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and roast them on a medium flame for about 3-4 minutes. 

5. After 5 minutes add the khoya paste along with almonds and cashew paste. Mix well and cook for another 3-4 minutes on medium flame. 

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6. Add the chopped dry dates, pistachios, chironji dana & raisins. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes on medium flame. 

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7. Add the cardamom powder along with vanilla essence. Give one boil on high flame while stirring constantly & then cook for 10 minutes on low flame. 

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8. If you like your Sheer Khurma to be hot, have it right away. But if you like it to be cold, refrigerate it overnight or for a few hours and enjoy this yummy delight. 

While serving garnish the Sheer Khurma with some dry fruits and a few threads of saffron. 

Eid Mubarak! 🙂

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