Monday, November 7, 2011

Eid al-Adha Mubarak & Sheer Khurma

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Eid al-Adha or "Festival of Sacrifice" is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Hazrat Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Hazrat Isma'il as an act of obedience to Allah, before Allah intervened to provide him with a sheep— to sacrifice instead. On this day, those Muslims who can afford, sacrifice their best domestic animals as a symbol of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his only son. The meat from the sacrificed animal is divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the other third is given to the poor and needy. ( Source )

Sheer Khurma is a traditional Muslim festive breakfast & Eid's special dessert, prepared in South Asian countries especially Pakistan. It 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 a sweet vermicelli soup. Sheer Khurma was originally a Mughal-Afghan dish, imported to Mughal-India. Sheer means sweetened milk and khurma is made from dried dates. ( Source )

Sheer Khurma 

Serves : 10 - 12

Ingredients :
  • 10 - 12 dried dates
  • 1 cup milk
  • 75 gm. fine roasted vermicelli, broken into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp. ghee
  • 2 liter milk
  • 100 gm. sugar ( adjust according to taste )
  • 2 - 3 tbsp. rice flour / ground rice, optional
  • 3 - 4 green cardamoms ( crush the seeds )
  • 1/2 cup dry milk powder
  • 10 almonds, blanched and sliced
  • 10 pistachios, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. raisins
  • 2 tbsp. fresh coconut, thinly sliced
  • Few drops of kewra

Method :
  • Wash the dried dates and soak in ( 1 cup ) milk overnight.
  • Now, boil with the soaked milk for about 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Remove dates from milk, pit the dates & slice thinly in long pieces or rounds.
  • Heat ghee in a large pot over a low flame.
  • Fry the vermicelli in the ghee, stirring so it turns golden brown ( Watch it carefully so it does not burn ).
  • Remove vermicelli from the pan and set aside.
  • Pour in the ( 2 liter ) milk in the same pan.
  • Bring to a boil, then add sugar, ground cardamoms, ground rice & milk powder( dissolve ground rice & milk powder in little milk ).
  • Cook on medium flame, stirring occasionally, for few minutes. 
  • Then add the sliced dates, almonds, raisins, pistachios, coconut and the roasted vermicelli.
  • Cook for about 4-5 minutes or until the vermicelli starts to get flexible & the milk starts to get slightly thick.
  • Turn off the heat. Add kewra and mix well.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with extra nuts.
  • Serve warm or chilled.
Note :
  • The addition of rice flour makes the dessert slightly thick. Don't cook for a long time as the dessert continues to thicken even after it is cooked.
  • You can skip the addition of rice flour, if you like a thin consistency.

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    Eid Mubarak to all my readers! Have a meatful Eid :)

    Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


    1. eid mubarik thanx for sharing yumm yumm recipe...

    2. EID Mubarak. Kheer looks yummy and mouth watering. Lovely presentation.

    3. Eid Mubarak to all friends! Your Sheer khurma looks yummy!

    4. Eid Mubarak...nice kheer to celebrate the festival

    5. EID Mubarak,love the yummy kheer...

    6. Eid Mubarak, Kheer looks extremely irresistible and inviting..

    7. Salam Eid mubarak to you and your family,
      yes i am also regularly preparing this sheer kurumaa for eid days.yummy sheer kuruma ou family's favourite.

    8. Eid Mubarak! Lovely to see traditional dish sheer khurma.

    9. Eid Mubarak Dear Ambreen! Sheer Korma looks absolutely delicious

    10. Delicious n yummy !! Eid mubarak!!

    11. Eid Mubarak,delicious kheer,rich and creamy

    12. Eid Mubarak. Khurma looks so tempting and delicious.

      Hamaree Rasoi

    13. Best wishes for the festival season and Eid Mubarak to you,dear Ambreen!The sweet dish looks yummy and you have presented it so beautifully:)Absolutely love this recipe!

    14. Eid Mubarak to you too Ambreen :D.

    15. salam ambreen, happy eid adha to you and family. must try out your sheer kurma, they look and appear to taste delicious..thanks for sharing this

    16. EID Mubarak Ambreen! Kheer looks rich n yummy!

    17. A very tasty looking dessert!

      Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
      Hope you have a great week!
      Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    18. EID Mubarak. Kheer looks yummy and mouth watering. Lovely presentation.

    19. Ambreem, I must admit that I never had a dessert like this...and can assure you that would love to try it.
      Hope you are having a nice week and thanks for this new recipe :-)

    20. salaam.. Eid mubarak to you and your family..

    21. Eid Mubarak Ambreen,Kheer looks perfect and delicious.

    22. Thank you to each and everyone of you for the Eid wishes & liking the post :)

    23. Eid mubarak to you too Ambreen. My all timr favorite dessert.

    24. Thank you for linking up at Serenity Saturday link party

      Hope you can come and join us this week too

      Natasha xx

    25. This looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and please come back soon!
      Miz Helen

    26. Yummmy.. This looks amazing.. What a lovely recipe.. I have to try it sometime (maybe this thanksgiving).. I would LOVE if you could please link it to my thanksgiving {three weeks of thanks} party pweease – Via Wishing you an awesome start to your week

    27. Marilyn ... Thanks for visiting & your sweet comment. I'd love to link to your party :)

    28. Super delicious and tasty one !! Thanks for linking to the event !! Appreciate it !!

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