Sheer Khurma Recipe

Sheer Khurma

Sheer Khurma

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Servings: 5 servings


What is Sheer Korma?

Sheer Khurma is a combination of two words; Sheer is a Persian word meaning ‘milk’ and Khurma is also Persian for dates. This dish was introduced in the Subcontinent by Mughal Rulers.


Ingredients                                          Quantity

  1. Butter                                                  2 tablespoons
  2. Vermicelli                                           ½ cup
  3. Sugar                                                   ½ cup
  4. Milk                                                     3 cups
  5. Green cardamom powder                  ¼ tablespoon
  6. Arq-e-Gulab (Rose water)                   2 tablespoons
  7. Chopped dry fruits (mix)                     ¼ cup
  8. Raisins (kishmish)                               2 tablespoons
  9. Dates                                                   2 tablespoons


  1. In a deep wok melt butter on medium flame.
  2. Add vermicelli to it and fry till golden brown.
  3. Then add sugar and milk to it and cook it through.
  4. After that add chopped dry fruits, stir well and boil for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Take fresh dates, deseed and chop them.
  6. Now, add dates, green cardamom powder and rose water (Aarq-e-Gulab) and cook for 2 minutes more.
  7. If sheer Khurma is too thick then you can add hot water little at a time till your desired consistency is achieved.
  8. Remove the wok from stove and dish out sheer khurma on a serving dish and garnish it with chopped dry fruits.
  9. Enjoy!


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