Sheer Korma is a special and delicious dish, traditionally served on the two Muslim Eids, Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. This simple dish is an advanced version of Vermicelli noodles (Seviyan). Sheer Khurma is prepared with some very easily available ingredients and is equally famous among children and adults.
The Muslims with different ethnic backgrounds prepare and serve this sweet dish according to their own traditions. The preparation of Sheer Khurma takes no time but the cooling is a little time consuming process. However, the end product in the form of Sheer Khurma is delicious enough to impress your guests and family members.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Serving Size: 10
Utensils needed: non-sticking frying pan, stove, stirrer, serving bowl
- 1 packet Vermicelli
- 1 gallon Whole Milk
- 1 cup Sugar
- 20 cloves Whole Cardamom Pods
- 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
- 1 cup Almond (Cashews and Pistachios) - slivered
- 1/2 cup Fresh Cream
- 1/2 teaspoon Saffron Strands
- 3 tablespoon Charoli Nuts
- 1/2 cup Light Brown Raisins
- 1/2 teaspoon Rose Water
- 1 tablespoon Butter
Place the butter on a non-sticking frying pan and set it on your stove over a medium heat. Let the butter melt completely and add in Vermicelli fry until lightly brown. Continue frying until the butter absorbs into the vermicelli.
Now, add in ¼ cup of sugar and mix well for few minutes. Pour in whole milk and continue stirring until the sugar dissolves completely.
Stir in whole cardamom, raisins, and almonds.
Add the remaining sugar, cashews and pistachios into the vermicelli-mixture. Now, reduce the heat of the stove and let the sheer korma boil for few more seconds, until thicken well and the milk is halved.
Speedily pour in the rose water, charoli and fresh cream. Now, cover the pan properly and let it simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove Sheer Korma from heat, pour into a large serving bowl and garnish with crushed cardamom and saffron strands.
Note: You can use dry fruits of your choice to garnish Sheer Korma.
Set aside until chill well to eat and serve immediately.