Sheer Khurma Recipe for this Eid al-Fitr

by anamika on August 19, 2012

in Desserts & Sweets, Feast while you Fast, Festival Recipes

Sheer Khurma dessert recipe for Eid al-FitrSheer Khurma Recipe for Eid al-Fitr

Eid┬áMubarak┬áto all my Muslim Friends and my Blog’s readers!!!! I have always prepared the┬ásemiya recipe in┬áa very basic manner (Semiya recipe here), like I have learnt through my Mom and these semiya’s are one of the most prefered desserts at home. But this time I tried them with milk & dates – the delicious Sheer Khurma! I was amazed with the flavour and the richness of this dessert. I kept this post for a while deliberately in my draft so that I can share it with my friends and readers on the occasion of EID┬áalong with my EID┬áwishes :)! I also prepare many a times methi semiya at home, my kids are not that fond of these but rest of us in the family love these methi semiya too. For all EID RECIPES check HERE!

Sheer Kurma Recipe for EID

The softness of dates and chironji was new to me in this semiya or Sheer Khurma recipe and I loved the flavor. I added 1/2 cup condensed milk to this to add more richness to the Sheer Khurma, however you can either add khoya or prepare it with simply full cream milk also. I adapted the basic recipe of this Sheer Khurma from Vah Re Vah video, amazingly described by the chef in the video along with his muslim friend helping with the recipe, do check his recipe here. I did a little change though in this wonderful recipe as per my own taste.

Sheer Khurma dessert recipe for Eid al-Fitr

Almonds - Sheer Khurma dessert recipe for Eid al-Fitr

You can also alternatively┬áadd in few strands of saffron┬ábut I avoided adding saffron┬áto this sheer┬ákhurma. Instead I added half a spoon of cardamom powder to it, for added aroma and flavor. I used the regular Vermicelli’s I had at home but for this you can always┬áuse the thin Bambino vermicelli’s, break them and cook them gently because these thin vermicelli’s are too soft, so if you stir them too often┬áthey will become too soggy.

Sheer Khurma Recipe for this Eid al-Fitr

Sheer Khurma Recipe for Eid al-Fitr

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Sheer Khurma Recipe for Eid al-Fitr


  • - Vermicelli ÔÇô 1 cup
  • - Dates ÔÇô 8 -10
  • - Ghee ÔÇô 2 tablespoons
  • - Milk ÔÇô 500 ml
  • - Chironji ÔÇô 2 tablespoons
  • - Sugar ÔÇô as per taste
  • - Pistachios / Almonds ÔÇô 2 ÔÇô 3 tablespoons
  • - Cardamom Powder ÔÇô 1 teaspoon
  • - Raisins ÔÇô 8 -10
  • - Condensed Milk ÔÇô ?¢ cup
  • - Water - 1/2 cup


  1. Soak the dates, Raisins, Almonds, Pistachios and Chironji in water for a few hours then remove the skin and cut them into long thin slices including the raisins, dates which you donÔÇÖt need to remove any kind of skin.
  2. Take a heavy bottom pan, dry roast the vermicelli till golden brown and then add 1 teaspoon of ghee and stir for few minutes.
  3. Now add in ?¢ cup of water to these vermicelliÔÇÖs and stir gently for few minutes.
  4. Add in the boiled milk and sugar to the same pan and let it cook on low flame.
  5. Till the time the vermicelliÔÇÖs are cooking on low flame, take another pan, add one teaspoon ghee and stir fry the nuts and raisins, dates for few seconds, remove from flame and add these to the vermicelli pan.
  6. Continue to cook till vermicelliÔÇÖs are soft and done.
  7. Now add in the condensed milk to this pan and gently stir.
  8. Top this with remaining nuts & dates, garnish with rose petals and serve hot or cold as per your choice.


If your Sheer Khurma gets little thick while serving, then add in the hot milk and cook again till desired consistency is obtained.

Enjoy this delicious Sheer Khurma dessert recipe for Eid al-Fitr with your loved ones, EID MUBARAK to all of you ones again & Stay Blessed!!!!

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Sanoli Ghosh August 20, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Happy Eid-ul-Fitr to you also. Amazing recipe dear. Superb clicks. Bookmarked it.


madcookingfusions August 20, 2012 at 2:54 PM

thank you Sanoli, sure do try it out!


Gypsy August 20, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Eid Mubarak! This looks very delicious and interesting. Today I made something similar, which here in the Caribbean (Trinidad & Tobago to be specific) we call Sawine. I’m going to try yours next.


madcookingfusions August 20, 2012 at 2:55 PM

sure do try this out and share your recipe version too with me :)!


Sanjeeta KK August 20, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Lovely… now I am craving for a bowl of Sheer!


madcookingfusions August 20, 2012 at 2:56 PM

hey thanks Sanjeeta.. you welcome anytime :)!


Nisha August 21, 2012 at 10:58 AM

I’ve usually made and eaten the basic seviyan kheer. Never had this Sheer Kurma. In fact I recently heard this name first time in the movie “Well Done Abba.”
I’m a nut & dry fruit lover … would absolutely love a kheer like this that’s full of both! :D


madcookingfusions August 21, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Hey Nisha…going by what you said about self, I am 100 percent sure you will simply love this one then…it’s fully loaded with nuts,dates and dry fruits…add as much you want and enjoy!!!!!


Namitha August 21, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Eid Mubarak ! That looks so festive ! I love semiya kheer,so I must love this too :)


madcookingfusions August 22, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Hey Namitha! semiya kheer is a fav at my place too, thanks for dropping by :)!


Family cook August 22, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Thank you so much for the Eid greetings. I feel so honored:) the sheer khorma look just right for the occasion.


madcookingfusions August 22, 2012 at 10:01 PM

You welcome Family Cook :), it’s a pleasure! I loved preparing this and serving it to my family.


Your Cookery Book August 22, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Great recipe Anamika. I never made sheer khurma in my life. I feel like I need it now. I like your mango shape red serving bowls.


madcookingfusions August 22, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Hey thank you YCB :), do try it out, it’s really simple and quick, the flavor of dates in milk is something really unique. Thanks for liking the red serving bowls, I picked them up from a hyper market out here in Bangalore.


Asmita August 22, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Beautiful! I am craving this after your post. I better make this soon.


madcookingfusions August 22, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Thanks Asmita, do try, you will love it for sure :)!


Firoz Mujawar June 16, 2014 at 12:32 PM

It’s really a yummy dish


anamika June 30, 2014 at 7:31 AM

thank you, I am glad you liked it :)


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