Making Sheer Khurma is always a joyous experience. The dish truly represents the essence of Eid-ul-Fitr and is made in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and many parts of Central Asia on Eid.
The main ingredients are milk, thin vermicelli, and sugar.
Take milk, sugar, saffron, cardamom powder, and sugar in a stainless steel pot. Bring it to a boil and then simmer on low flame.(Total cooking time of milk will be 20-25 minutes.)
Fry sliced dates for 5 minutes until soft.
Dried dates aka kharak are soft.
Fry mixed nut in 1 tablespoon butter until crisp for about 40 seconds.
While milk simmer, crush vermicelli or seviyan. Take butter and vermicelli in a pan and fry for 1 minute on medium flame until fragrant.This will burn quickly so keep stirring.
Vermicelli is golden.
Add fried vermicelli to a simmering milk pot and continue to cook. Seviyaan kheer or Indian sweet vermicelli is ready.
From here when you add other ingredients, it turns into sheer khurma or sheer qorma. Add most of it to milk and save some for garnish. Add nuts and sliced dates to the milk pot.
Do a taste test and adjust sweetness as needed by adding sugar. Add cream, this step is optional as the dessert is already rich.
By Mariam Sodawater