Jul 9, 2013

Sheer Khurma- Ramadan Special

Today I post Sheer Khurma on the very special day of Ramadan which is very popular and authentic recipe from Mughal cuisines. For this recipe, you have to cook fried vermicelli in milk with lots of dry nuts, cardamom and saffron. It’s a royal treat for the celebration of Eid, Ramadan.
Sheer khorma or Sheer khurma literally “milk with dates” in Urdu is a festival vermicelli pudding prepared by Muslims on Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. It’s a traditional Muslim Festive breakfast, and dessert for celebrations. Sheer is Persian for milk and khurma is Persian for dates. This dish is made from dried date. This special dish is served on the morning of Eid day in the family after the Eid prayer as breakfast, and throughout the day to all the visiting guests.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in hadiths. The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramida or ar-ramad, which means scorching heat or dryness. Fasting is fardh (obligatory) for adult Muslims, except those who are ill, travelling, pregnant, diabetic or going through menstrual bleeding.
The Muslim holiday of Eid ul- Fitr, sometimes spelled in English as Eid al-Fitr, marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the next lunar month called Shawwal in Arabic. This first day of the following month is declared after another crescent new moon has been sighted or the completion of 30 days of fasting if no visual sighting is possible due to weather conditions. This first day of Shawwal is called Eid ul- Fitr. Eid Ul- Fitr may also be a reference towards the festive nature of having endured the month of fasting successfully and returning to the more natural disposition of being able to eat, drink and resume intimacy with spouses during the day.

Preparation time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 Minutes
Servings: 2
Category: Indian Sweets

2 Cup Full Cream Milk
1/4 Cup Vermicelli
2 Tbsp. Clarifying Butter
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 Tsp. Cardamom powder
5-6 Cashews, Chopped
1 Tbsp. Pistachios, Chopped
10-12 Raisins
5-6 Almonds, Chopped
2 Tbsp. Desiccated Coconut Powder
Few Strands Saffron
1 Tsp. Rose Water

Boil the milk till 3/4 in quantity. Heat the ghee in pan on low flame and fry the vermicelli till to golden in color. Add the hot milk in vermicelli pan and cook for 10- 12 minutes. Add chopped nuts, raisins, cardamom powder, coconut powder, rose water and saffron and cook again for 10 minutes. Add sugar and cook on low flame till to sugar dissolve completely and look little in thick consistency. Garnish with chopped nuts and raisins. Serve hot or chilled as you like.

You can garnish with rose petals and silver varq too.
You can add date for natural sweetness, for this you have to soak the chopped and seedless dates in water for few hours and boil with milk.

Sheer Khurma submitted in Foodabulous Fest event hosted by Sajina , Cooking with Love event, Cooking with Nuts events and WTML event

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  1. lip smacking delicious sweet dish.

  2. Very delicious treat for Ramzaan...

  3. thank you for this wonderful recipe. I am gonna make this and surprise my best friend this Ramzan

  4. wonderful recipe dear...thnx 4 linking it 2 d event ..:)

  5. I want to try the reciepe but am confused with coconut powder,
    What do you mean by coconut powder? fresh coconut scraped or desiccated coconut

    1. Hi Sweety.. I used desiccated cocconut powder for that.

  6. Just inviting, such a beautiful kurma.

  7. Such a delicious and mouth watering dish.

  8. Lovely sweet dish to celebrate this festival

  9. Love your way of writing.. Thanks for linking such an authentic recipe in WTML EVENT.


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