Ramadan 2020: Sheer Khurma is a milk and vermicelli pudding prepared during Iftar


  • The month-long festival of Ramadan is jjustabout to begin
  • This year it starts on 23rd April 2020, and would end on 23rd May 2020
  • Sheer khurma is one of the staple dishes prepared during the festival

The holy month of Ramadan is just about to begin. As per legends, the holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed this auspicious month. This year Ramadan is starting from 23rd April 2020, and would conclude on 23rd May 2020. During this month-long period of Ramadan, Muslims around the world will observe day-long fast. They refrain from consuming even a glass of water. In evenings, they gather together for iftar to end their fast. Iftar is a traditional spread of rich and toothsome dishes, including biryani, gosht and decadent desserts like sewai or sheer khurma.

Sheer Khurma literally translates to milk with dates in Persian and is one of the most significant desserts during this Ramadan or meethi eid. Dates are highly nutritious and help to keep the mind and body rejuvenated. Sheer khurma is a part of the morning meal as well besides being an integral part of iftar in the evening. One can prepare this delicious dessert at home and we’ve got 3 ways to prepare this mouth-watering delight!

(Also Read: Authentic Sheer Khurma And Zarda Pulao Recipes For A Sweet Iftari (Watch Videos))

Ramadan 2020: 3 Sheer Khurma Recipes You Can Try At Home:

1. Sheer Khurma

Here’s the classic sheer khurma recipe packed with the goodness of nuts and dry fruits such as dates, almonds, raisins and pistachios, sautéed in ghee. It is combined with roasted vermicelli and milk. It is served cold, garnished with chopped nuts. Find the recipe here.

sheer khurma

2. Black Currant Sheer Khurma

Give your bowl of sheer khuma a fruity twist. Vermicelli, milk and sugar, cooked in butter along with dry fruits and goodness nuts like chironji and rose water, this sheer khurma recipe has black currants added in the end. The sweet, earthy flavour of the berry can turn around the classic dish altogether.Find the recipe here.

3. Sheer Sewai

A traditional sewai recipe with the goodness of saffron, sheer sewai has all the ingredients of traditional sheer khurma with the addition of all the nuts, a silver leaf and saffron garnished on top. It’s the perfect recipe to include in your iftar dare at home. Find the recipe here.

Try these sheer khurma recipes at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.

Ramadan Mubarak!

About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn’t share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.

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