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Eid Treats: Sheer Khurma

by Maha Khan

Eid is right around the corner and we recommend indulging in this traditional sweet treat. Sheer khurma is a wonderful Eid delicacy that is delicious to eat and easy to make. Serve up a bowlful to your loved ones, with scrumptious dried dates, almonds, pistachios and vermicelli. It’s a classic that is a favourite with all. Spruce up your Eid dining table with this easy recipe.


  • 2 litres milk
  • 1/4 cup rice (soaked overnight or for 8-10 hours)
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
  • 10- 12 dried dates (soaked overnight and cut into slivers)
  • 100 grams almonds (soaked and cut into slivers)
  • 200 grams pistachios (soaked)
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • ½ cup vermicelli
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)
  • 4-5 drops kewra


  1. Set the milk to a boil till it acquires a slightly thick consistency.
  2. Add dried dates. When they are soft, add cardamom powder, almonds and pistachios.
  3. Cook it till all the ingredients are well combined.
  4. Add sugar according to taste ( approx. 1 1/2 cups)
  5. Cook till the sugar melts.
  6. Let it cook till the mixture acquires an almost custard like consistency albeit slightly thinner.
  7. Take the vermicelli. Temper 2 cardamoms in clarified butter (ghee), fry the vermicelli in this ghee.
  8. Add golden brown vermicelli to the milk.Give the milk a boil.
  9. Remove from flame.
  10. Add 4-5 drops of kewra.

Your Sheer Kurma is ready!

Here is a brief history of the historical origin of Sheer Khurma.

To make Eid even more special for your loved ones follow our wonderful Eid gift guide.

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