Celebrate with Sheer Khurma for dessert

Sheer Khurma, a jewel-toned dessert of vermicelli swimming in a creamy-infused milk bath, is more than just a delicious treat. It’s a vibrant thread woven into the tapestry of cultural celebrations. To recreate this heartwarming dessert, not just for our taste buds, but to forge lasting memories with our loved ones.

This recipe is specifically crafted to be a family affair. Imagine grandparents, their voices seasoned with experience, regaling younger helpers with tales of past celebrations. Picture tiny hands, filled with wonder, carefully measuring ingredients and stirring the pot with growing excitement. This isn’t just about creating a dessert; it’s about weaving a story together, a story where laughter mingles with the enticing aroma.

Let’s not forget the artistic flair that young minds can bring! As your Sheer Khurma simmers to creamy perfection, enlist your children to consider their toppings. Chopped nuts, raisins like glistening rubies, and a sprinkle of vibrant saffron strands – these simple garnishes, arranged with love, can transform a bowl of Sheer Khurma into a work of culinary art.

So, put on your aprons, gather your loved ones around the kitchen counter, and prepare to create a sweet adventure. This recipe is about creating a shared experience, a memory that will be cherished long after the last bite of Sheer Khurma is savoured.

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Sheer Khurma Recipe (Serves 6)


  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 10-15 golden raisins 
  •  1  cup broken seviyan (vermicelli)  
  •  200mls evaporated milk 
  • 1  litre  whole milk 
  • 4 tablespoons jaggery or palm sugar to taste 


  • Heat ghee in a pan on medium heat. Once hot, add the chopped raisins to the pan. 
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes until the raisins are fragrant and turn golden brown. The raisins will plump up. Remove the raisins from the pan and set them aside. 
  • Now to the same pan, add the seviyan (vermicelli) and mix well. 
  • Roast the seviyan for around 3 minutes until it starts becoming a light golden brown in color. 
  • Next, add the milk to the pan and stir. Increase heat to medium-high and let the milk come to a boil. Stir often in between so that vermicelli doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. 
  • Once the milk comes to a boil, lower the heat to medium and let it boil for around 8 minutes. 
  • After 8 minutes, the milk will reduce and thicken slightly, at this point add in the evaporated milk and jaggery and mix. 
  • Transfer back the fried raisins into the pan and mix. 
  • Cook for 2-3 more minutes on medium-low heat and then turn off the heat. 
  • Serve Sheer Khurma warm or chilled.  

Once your Sheer Khurma is nice and thick, it’s time for the best part – eating it! Call everyone over and scoop up this delicious treat into bowls. You can personality your dish with some delicious toppings. You might like to try chopped nuts and dried fruits to make it extra special.

This recipe is all about having fun with your family. You can share stories about how your family has enjoyed Sheer Khurma in the past, or even make up some new traditions together! Maybe everyone gets to choose their favourite topping, or perhaps you can have a contest for the most creative garnish.

Remember, the most important thing is to relax, enjoy the yummy flavours, and be with the people you love. After all, the best desserts are even sweeter when shared with family and friends! So make sure everyone in the family gives this sweet wonder a try – it’s sure to become a favourite in your household.

If you’d like to discover more out more about the food that we create at our Service we have a sample menu listed for each centre or book a tour and see the fabulous meals that our chefs prepare for yourself.

Written By

Kalpna, WEEC’s Chef

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