One of the major reasons I am always super excited for Eid is for sheer khurma! Even thinking about it makes me drool. I make sure I never miss visiting my friends during Eid to binge on sheer khurma all day long! My mom tried her hand at making it for me but it didn’t turn out to be the same. So when Vidhi Doshi a.k.a. @ramenhairedgirl shared her recipe for sheer khurma, I made sure to send it to my mom right away! If you relate to this and would love to make some at home for yourself, then read on to find out the complete recipe.
1 litre full-fat milk
40 grams thin sevaiyan (wheat vermicelli)
1/4 heaping cup of chopped nuts (pistachios, almonds and raisins)
2 tbsp ghee
6-7 finely chopped dates
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
A pinch of saffron leaves
Step 1: Heat the ghee in a large, heavy-bottomed pan. Add the dry fruits and roast them for about a couple of minutes. Now, drain the dry fruits from the ghee with a slotted spoon and keep them aside.
Step 2: In the same pan, add the dates and cook them for about a minute. Then, remove them and keep them aside too.
Step 3: Next, add the sevaiyan to the pan. Roast these for about 1-2 minutes till the sevaiyan changes its colour to dark golden/light brown. Remove this from the ghee as well. Also, since it’s thin sevaiyan, it might burn pretty fast, so remove it quickly.
Step 4: In the same pan, add the milk and let it come to boil on a medium flame (about 4-5 minutes). Then lower the flame and let it simmer for about 8-10 minutes. Keep stirring and scraping the sides of the pan to prevent the milk from sticking or burning.
Step 5: Add the cardamom powder and saffron threads, mix well and let it simmer for anoher 2-3 minutes.
Step 6: Now add the sevaiyan and sugar (I haven’t given the quantity because I add sugar 1 tbsp at a time and add more as I go). Mix well and cook for about 8-9 minutes. I’ve added approximately 5 tbsps of sugar because I don’t want it to be too sweet as there are dates and raisins already in the dish, but you can add more. (It will get thicker as it cools, so you can add a bit of milk before serving.)
Step 7: Garnish with more nuts and you’re good to go! You can serve the sheer khurma hot or chilled.
That looks yummy, right? I am definitely going to try this one out over the weekend. What about you? Do let us know in the comments below how it turned out to be if you try this recipe at home too!
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