Sheer Korma

Hyderabad is a name synonymous for it’s cuisine, culture, language and traditions. The cuisine is a legacy left from the royal kitchens of the Nawabs.

The Mughal empire permanently changed the cuisine landscape of India. Being a secular nation, we celebrate all the major festivals from different religions. This adds more color and variety to our cuisine.

Sheer Korma or Khurma has originated from the royal kitchens of kingdom of Hyderabad.


Eid is just around the corner, and I thought of making the famous Sheer Korma, prepared during the Eid festivals as dessert. It is a traditional Muslim festive breakfast and literally means sweet milk with dates. This dessert has been adapted over the years as per the availability of ingredients such as cardamom, cloves, almonds, pistachios, cashew nuts, rose water are also added.

I am allergic to dates :/ so in this recipe, dates is replaced by almond, cashew nuts, chironji, dried rose petals and pistachios. 🙂

This dessert is thick, rich, fragrant and sweet. ❤


Here’s what I did………….


200 grams – angel hair vermicelli

1 litre – full fat milk

3/4 cup – sugar

2 – 3 nos – cloves

2 nos – cardamom

1 tbsp – chironji/ Buchanania lanzan

2 -8 nos – cashew nut

2 tbsp – almond powder

10 -12 nos – pistachios

3 tbsp – clarified butter / ghee


Crush the cardamom roughly with the rolling pin and keep aside. Break the vermicelli in smaller manageable length, incase if they are too long.

Heat clarified butter /ghee and temper with clove and crushed cardamom. Add the vermicelli and saute till they brown up nicely ( will take 5-6 mins). Keep stirring continuously.

Gradually add the milk and bring it to boil. Lower the heat and let it cook for 10 -12 mins.

Add the almond powder, rose petals and sugar. Cook for another 5 mins.

Now add all the dry fruits i.e, cashew nuts, chironji and pistachios. You may keep aside some for garnishing (optional)

Cook till the pudding thickens to your desired quantity.


Serve hot or chilled.


Happy cooking !! 🙂

Cheers !! 😀

Note : *  Serve chilled for better taste

             **Chironji is an Indian cooking spice. Grows in North -western part of India



About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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11 Responses to Sheer Korma

  1. May I have some, Anindita? 🙂 Looks delicious!

  2. Looks so yummy!! Gonna try this soon:)

  3. It looks and read special snd delicious! I may try your version with less sugar! Thanks.

  4. Hilda says:

    Wow! I’d love to try this.

  5. ledrakenoir says:

    Looks delicious… 🙂

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