5 from 6 votes
2 white bowls with sheer khurma
Easy Sheer Khurma
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

A Ramadan special dessert made with ghee, milk, dates, assorted nuts, vermicelli, poppy seeds and saffron!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: sheer khurma
Servings: 6
Calories: 428 kcal
Author: Archana Mundhe
  1. Soak Pistachios in warm water for 10 mins. Remove the skin and slice thin. If using whole almonds soak them in hot water for 10 minutes. Remove the skin and slice thin. Slice cashews and dates.

  2. Heat ghee in the Instant Pot or a medium pot on stovetop. Add almonds, pistachios, cashews, and dates. Roast for 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Add raisins, vermicelli, coconut and poppy seeds. Mix well and roast for another 1 to 2 minutes as coconut and poppy seeds turn light brown 

  4. Add 3 cups of milk, sugar, and saffron and give a quick stir.

    If using Instant Pot: close the lid with the pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Manual(low) for 5 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally.

    If using stove top: cook on medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until the sheer khurma comes to a rolling boil and the vermicelli is cooked soft. 

  5. Stir in vanilla. Add additional 1 to 2 cups of milk to bring the sheer khurma to your desired consistency. Tip: Sheer khurma will continue to thicken as it cools down. So you can also add more milk as needed or just before serving.

  6. Bring to the sheer khurma to a gentle boil, stirring frequently. Enjoy Sheer Khurma hot or chilled.

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Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Easy Sheer Khurma
Amount Per Serving
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 579mg17%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 291mg29%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.