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Sevai Ki Kheer ( Sheer Khurma)

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Sheer Korma or Sheer Khurma, in Urdu, literally means "Milk with Dates". This is a very special festival sweet or vermicelli pudding, necessarily made on the auspicious occasion of Eid ul Fitr by Muslims in South Asian countries especially in India, Pakistan and Middle East. It is a traditional Muslim festive, breakfast, sweet dish also served as dessert, for Eid celebrations at the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. This festive and traditional sweet consists or "Sheer" or sweetened milk and "khurma" or dried dates and dried fruits and is delicately flavored with cardamom and sometimes saffron. It is a very popular Eid dessert in Hyderabad in India, Pakistan, Arab countries and Asia.
  Vermicelli 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Full cream milk 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ghee 3 Tablespoon (clarified butter)
  Chopped pistachios 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped raisins 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped almonds 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped cashews 2 Tablespoon
  Dried coconut 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped dried dates 2 Tablespoon
  Kevara essence 1⁄4 Tablespoon
  Cardamom powder 1⁄4 Tablespoon

In a medium heavy saucepan, heat milk and let it simmer on low heat until it is reduced to half the quantity, that means 2 cups.
Heat ghee/clarified butter in a large heavy bottomed saucepan, over medium heat.
Add the vermicelli to the hot fat and fry it for 3-4 minutes until fragrant and evenly browned.
Now add pistachios,almonds,cashews ,coconut,raisins and dates and fry the mixture for 2 minutes.
Pour in the warm reduced milk and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add sugar and cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves completely.
Stir in kevera essence and cardamon powder just before taking the pan off the heat.

Serve this traditional Eid-ul-Fitr sweet hot or cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
This special Eid sweet dish is served to family, relatives and friends soon after the morning prayers offered on Eid, on the last day of the Holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims rejoice the end of the fasting period. It is a common breakfast sweet eaten to celebrate the happy occasion and is also served throughout the day to guests who visit your home to offer Eid greetings. It is usually made in large quantities and eaten for days after Eid as well. The Eid celebrations are considered incomplete without eating and serving traditional Sheer Khurma.
Sheer korma, Sevai Kheer

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 786 Calories from Fat 289

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g50.7%

Saturated Fat 15.5 g77.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 52.8 mg17.6%

Sodium 95.1 mg4%

Total Carbohydrates 111 g37%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.4%

Sugars 74.4 g

Protein 17 g33.8%

Vitamin A 5.4% Vitamin C 1.5%

Calcium 29.9% Iron 13.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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