Sheer khurma

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Sheer Khurma شیر خرما
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Place of origin
Central Asia
Region or state
Central Asia, South Asia
Main ingredients
Vermicelli, milk, dates, cashew nuts, cardamom, butter
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Sheer Khorma or Sheer Khurma (شيرخرما, literally "milk with dates" in Urdu) is a festival vermicelli pudding prepared by Muslims on Eid ul-Fitr in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. It is a traditional Muslim festive breakfast, and a dessert for celebrations. Sheer (شير), is Persian for milk and Khurma (خرما) is Persian for dates. 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 in South Asia and the rest of Central Asia.

Ingredients[edit]

The main ingredients used in Sheer Khurma are vermicelli, whole milk, sugar, dates. Depending on the region, cardamom, pistachios, almonds, saffron, raisins, rose water are also added.

Preparation[edit]

Vermicelli are fried in clarified butter. Then milk (sheer) is added and the vermicelli are allowed to cook further. As the mixture thickens, sugar and dates (Khurma) are added along with any other dried fruits.

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