Sheer Khurma

Sheer Khorma/Sheer Khurma is a popular dessert usually made on Eid day in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and other Asian countries. Literally Sheer Khurma means “Milk with Dates” and usually dried dates (chuwara/chuara) are used. It is served at almost every home after Eid Prayers and then eaten throughout the day.



  • Soak the dried dates in water for at least 4 hours to soften.

  • Roast the vermicelli in butter/ghee and cardamom seeds.

  • When the vermicelli starts to turn brown, add milk and let it boil at low heat.

  • Add sliced dried dates and nuts of your choice and keep on stirring regularly to make sure it does not stick to the bottom.

  • After 10-15 minutes you will notice that the milk is starting to thicken. At that point add sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk and let it boil on low heat for another 6-8 minutes.

  • Taste it to see if it is sweet enough. If not add sugar to taste.

  • Decorate with more nuts, sliced dried coconut and dried dates

Sheer Khurma
Sheer Khurma


  • If you buy the roasted vermicelli then reduce the ghee/butter to 2 tbsp.

  • Traditionally khorma is made with dried dates but if they are not available where you live, you can use regular dates.

  • If using regular dates, omit the step to soak them in water.

  • You can use any nuts you like for example almonds, pistachios, coconut etc.

  • Kewra Water adds a nice traditional smell to the dessert.


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