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Eid Recipe: Sheer Khurma


500 ml milk, approx 3 cups full fat organic milk (1 cup=250ml)

1 tbsp ghee

Sugar as required

Dates and raisins to add a lot more sweetness to the milk

½ cup broken seviyan/whole wheat vermicelli

7-8 cashews, chopped

8-9 almonds, sliced

8-9 unsalted pistachios, sliced

8-9 dates seedless, chopped

4 cardamoms, crushed to a powder in a mortar-pestle.

½ or 1 tbsp chironji/charoli

1 tbsp golden raisins

½ to 1 tsp rose water


  1. Roast the vermicelli (seviyan) in ghee till golden and keep aside.
  2. In the same pan heat ghee, add chopped dry fruits and saute for 3-4 minutes stirring often.
  3. Heat the milk in a saucepan and bring it to boil.
  4. Lower the flame and simmer for 8-10 minutes till the milk slightly thickens.
  5. Add the roasted vermicelli (seviyan) and sugar to the milk and simmer till the seviyan are cooked.
  6. Make sure that seviyan have become soft, and cook for another 8-10 minutes on a low flame.
  7. The milk will also thicken and reduce in volume.
  8. Add the dry fruit mixture and cardamom powder.
  9. Switch off the flame and stir.
  10. Serve with more dry fruits.
  11. You can add more sugar if you like.




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