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Sheer Khurma Recipe

Immerse yourself in the exquisite flavours of Sheer Khurma (or Sheer Korma), a Persian delicacy relished traditionally during Ramadan or Eid al-Fitr. This celebrated dessert, prepared with vermicelli, ghee, milk, dates, nuts, and Nestlé MILKMAID, is a warm and creamy goodness that weaves a tale of tradition and culinary delight with every spoonful.

About Our Recipe

Our Sheer Khurma recipe reimagines the classic with Nestlé MILKMAID - the secret ingredient that infuses every strand of vermicelli with a rich, creamy sweetness, elevating the flavour to new heights.

No need to spend hours simmering milk; Nestlé MILKMAID quickly adds a velvety smoothness that surpasses even the most dedicated slow cooking methods.

Imagine the first spoonful - the delicate strands of vermicelli, perfectly cooked and soaked in velvety milky goodness. Each bite offers the warmth of fragrant ghee, the textural delight of dates and nuts, and the subtle flavour of cardamom, leaving you wanting more.

Our Sheer Khurma recipe is more than just a dish; it is the warmth of family, shared laughter, and stories around the table. It embodies the joy of giving and receiving blessings and offers the sweetness of tradition with a modern twist. So, this Ramadan, let Nestlé MILKMAID weave its creaminess in your Sheer Khurma, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Also, explore the simplicity of our other Ramadan sweet recipes with options like Seviyan Kheer, and  Shahi Tukda, all made effortlessly delightful with MILKMAID. Take a moment to try them out and relish the exquisite flavours of the season.

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  • 1Nestlé MILKMAID Mini
  • ½ cup (75 gms) Nestlé Everyday Shahi Ghee
  • 5 cups (750 ml) Nestlé a+ Toned Milk
  • 50 gms Thin Vermicelli
  • 4Seedless Dates
  • 10Blanched and Sliced Badam (Almonds)
  • 10Kajus (Cashewnuts)
  • 10Sliced Pistachios
  • 2 tbsp Chironji
  • 1 tbspMelon Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Raisins

How to make Sheer Khurma

  • Step 1: In a pan, heat 2 tbsp Ghee and fry the vermicelli until brown. Keep it aside.
  • Step 2: In a pan, bring milk to boil, let it heat on slow flame and add the vermicelli. Simmer until the vermicelli is soft & cooked. Now, add Nestlé MILKMAID, dates and mix it well. Heat this mixture until it thickens. Now transfer this mixture to a bowl.
  • Step 3: Heat remaining ghee (2 tbsp) in a pan and add almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, chironji, and melon seeds. Once the nuts & seeds turn brown, add raisins. Add this over the vermicelli mixture and serve warm.

Tips to Make Sheer Khurm

  • Avoid finely chopping the nuts. Instead, sliver them into thick pieces to prevent them from burning during roasting.
  • Use full-fat milk for a rich and creamy Sheer Khurma.
  • Take extra care when roasting vermicelli, nuts, and dry fruits. Once they are light brown, quickly remove them from the pan to prevent burning in the residual heat.
  • The desired consistency of Sheer Khurma varies among individuals - some prefer it watery, while others like it thick. Adjust the consistency by adding more or less milk according to your liking.

FAQs on Sheer Khurma

1. What does Sheer Khurma mean?

In Persian, Sheer Khurma means milk with dates. Essentially, it is a luscious and decadent pudding. Typically, the Sheer Khurma recipe involves vermicelli, milk, dates, Nestlé MILKMAID, and a fistful of nuts.

2. Can I make Sheer Korma ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can make Sheer Korma ahead of time for a stress-free treat later. Just keep in mind that the pudding will set and thicken as it chills, so depending on your preference, you might need to adjust the consistency before serving. If you like it a bit looser, simply add some milk and reheat it gently.

3. How should I store the sheer khurma?

If you store Sheer Khurma in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it can stay fresh for nearly two days. However, avoid keeping it at room temperature for more than 8 hours, as this milk-based dessert requires careful handling.

4. Is it better to eat sheer khurma hot or cold?

While Sheer Khurma is typically enjoyed warm, some prefer it chilled. There are no strict rules on how to eat it – just go with what suits your taste and preference.

5. Can I use any type of vermicelli in the Sheer Khurma recipe?

Traditionally, fine or thin vermicelli is used in the Sheer Khurma recipe. However, you can use the type you prefer or have available.

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