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