Sheer Khurma (Eid Vermicelli Pudding)
Sheer Khurma (or Korma) is traditionally served after Eid prayers. It’s really quick and easy to make and rather delicious!
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  • 125g (5 oz) rice vermicelli
  • 1 litre (35 fl oz) full cream milk
  • 50 g (2 oz) unsalted pistachios
  • 50 g (2 oz) sliced almonds
  • 50 g (2 oz) raisins
  • 50 g (2 oz) chopped dates
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp saffron
  • 5 tbsp butter or ghee
  1. Melt 4 tbsp of butter in a large pan. Saute the vermicelli until they go a golden brown colour. Remove the vermicelli from the pan and put to one side.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of butter to the pan and fry the nuts and fruit for 2 minutes.
  3. Once the raisins have puffed up like footballs, add in the milk and sugar and bring to the boil.
  4. Add in the vermicelli and simmer for about 15 minutes until the pudding becomes like porridge. Stir in the saffron and serve.
Titli's Tips
Some versions of this dish add cream at the end for extra creaminess. You can also sprinkle ground cardamom on the khurma at the end too.

You can eat this hot or cold. Personally, like most dishes of this nature, I prefer it hot and fresh.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 665 33%
Calories from Fat 314
Total Fat 34.9g 53%
Saturated Fat 15.2g 76%
Unsaturated Fat 17.0g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 77.2g 25%
Dietary Fibre 5.2g 20%
Sugars 35.7g
Protein 15.2g 30%
Cholesterol 63.9mgs 21%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.