Servings : Serves 4
The name Sheer Khurma literally translates to mean 'Milk with Dates' in Urdu. This is a 'festival' vermicelli pudding prepared on Eid in many South Asian countries especially Pakistan. It is a traditional festive breakfast, and can be served as a dessert for celebrations.
- 100gm vermicelli (broken into pieces)
- 1 litre whole milk (more if you want it on the watery side)
- 4 tbsp. evaporated milk
- 2+1 tbsp. butter or ghee
- 4-5 dates, deseeded and chopped into small pieces
- 1/4 cup of assorted nuts, chopped (I used cashews, almonds and pistachios)
- 1 tbsp. raisins
- 3-4 tbsp. sugar or to taste
- pinch of saffron (optional)
- pinch of cardamom powder or vanilla essence
Heat the milk and evaporated milk with the sugar, saffron and cardamom powder. Keep it warm.
Heat the first 2 tbsp. butter until melted, then add the vermicelli and fry on low heat until they turn golden. Remove and set them aside in a bowl. Add the 1 tbsp. butter into the pan, and fry the raisins, chopped dates and nuts. Once well roasted, add back the fried vermicelli, give everything a stir then add the warm milk.
Cook for a few minutes until the vermicelli is nice and soft and the milk has thickened.
Serve into a bowl and garnish with some nuts and sliced dates. You can either serve this warm or chilled.
Hello Fauzia you rock,which raisins specifically?Thanks
Hi!! Any that you like, I prefer the light/golden raisins normally but have used dark ones at times when am out of the golden ones and they work just perfectly too.
gona try this tonight inshAllah 🙂
salaams.. thank u so much for the recipes. would like to know what i can substitute instead of evaporated milk dnt have that… ?thank u
W/Salaam, you can make it at home: Evaporated Milk
Would it be okay to use half-and-half instead of whole milk, to give it a richer, creamier taste?
Sure, that would be fine.
hey fauzia can i knw wat s raisins
am waiting for ua answ wana mek dat recp tdy inshaallah
They are kishmish or sultanas.
Can you make this recipe using the thin and thick vermicelli ?
Best with thick vermicelli.
aa.my request is to add the
aa.my request is to add the recipie of rusmalai in desserts.
Salam – is it possible to
Salam – is it possible to make this the night before, refrigerate and then heat up the next day?
W/Salaam, yes you can.
W/Salaam, yes you can.
Salam. Can you please give me
Salam. Can you please give me an idea for how many people this recepie serves? Can I use double cream in it as well?
W/Salaam, servings are
W/Salaam, servings are written under the pic on the right side. This serves 4. Yes you can use double cream if you want it richer.
What can i use instead of
What can i use instead of evaporated milk?
Boil milk until it becomes
Boil milk until it becomes very thick and heavy.
How is texture of this dessert? Is this what the Indians call ‘payaasam’
W/Salaam, yes it is similar
W/Salaam, yes it is similar to payasam.