Sugar free sheer khurma or vermicelli pudding.
Ramadan Mubarak to all my Muslim friends and readers.
May this Ramadan bring joy, health and wealth to you. May this festival brighten up you and your near and dear one’s lives.
Sheer khurma is a rich, creamy and aromatic dessert made of milk, fine vermicelli, dates, sugar and lots of dry fruits and flavoured with cardamom, rose water or essence and saffron.
Sheer stands for milk and khurma stands for dates in Persian language.
According to Wikipedia
Sheer khurma or Sheer khorma literally “milk with dates” in Persian, is a festival vermicelli pudding prepared by Muslims on Eid ul-Fitr and Eid al-Adha in Afghanistan, Indian subcontinent and parts of Central Asia. It is a traditional Muslim festive breakfast and a dessert for celebrations. This dish is made from dried dates.
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. It is very popular throughout the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia.
You can get some more pudding or Kheer recipe here
Our this week’s 148th #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is Eid special recipe.
My humble contribution is this sugar free sheer khurma.
I have made it without sugar or any artificial sweetener. Its naturally sweetened with dates and raisins. You can call it a guilt free treat. You will love it’s divine taste and aroma.
You can serve it hot or warm but I love it chilled. You can make it thick or thin as per your taste. I like it thick but if you want to make it thin just add little more milk to get your desired consistency.
Milk – 4 cup + 1 tablespoon
Fine vermicelli – 1/2 cup, broken
Khoya or dried milk – 1/4 cup, optional
Ghee or clarified butter – 2 tablespoon
Chopped Dates – 1/2 cup, tightly packed
Cashew nuts – 2 teaspoon, sliced
Almond – 2 tablespoon sliced
Pistachio – 2 tablespoon, chopped
Chironji or charoli – 1 tablespoon
Saffron – a pinch
Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Rose water or essence – 1/2 teaspoon
1. Soak Saffron in 1 tablespoon hot milk.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon ghee or clarified butter in a pan. Fry the raisins till puffed up and keep aside.
3. Now fry sliced cashew nuts, almond, pistachio and chironji or charoli. Fry till the dry fruits become light brown and keep aside. You can saute chopped dates too, I didn’t.
4. Add 1 tablespoon ghee in the same pan and fry the vermicelli on low heat. Stir continuously and fry till it becomes golden brown.
If you are using roasted vermicelli like me still fry them in ghee for a minute to get the flavour.
5. Heat the milk in a heavy bottom pan. When it starts to rolling boil simmer the flame. Simmer for 15 minutes.
6. Now add Crumbled khoya or dried milk and mix well. Add chopped dates, fried dry fruits, soaked Saffron and vermicelli.
7. Stir and cook until vermicelli becomes soft.
8. Switch off the heat. It will become thick when cool.
9. Add cardamom powder and rose water or essence. Mix well.
10. Garnish with fried cashews, pistachio, Saffron strands and date.
Serve warm or chilled.
Enjoy the delicious rich, creamy and aromatic sheer khurma or korma.
1. Sweetness is perfect for me but if you like more sweet you can add 1 – 2 tablespoon sugar in it.
2. If you like the consistency thin add some more milk at the end.
3. If you are using dried dates soak the dates overnight. Or boil with milk.
4. If you are on a restricted diet and don’t want to use ghee or clarified butter then you can fry the dry fruits in oil and add only one teaspoon ghee to fry the vermicelli for flavour and taste.
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