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Eid Special Sheer Khurma Recipe
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Sheer Khurma Recipe | Seviyan Kheer

Sheer Khurma or seviyan kheer is a traditional Indian dessert prepared on the auspicious occasion of Eid. It is rich, indulgent and yet so simple to prepare.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 adults
Calories: 354kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 1 litre full cream milk
  • 200 gram seviyan
  • 2 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/4 Cup sugar or as per taste
  • a pinch of saffron dissolved in 2 tbsp milk
  • 4 - 5 khajur (dates), chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder

Ingredients For Garnish:

  • 1 teaspoon sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon sliced pistachio
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rose petals


  • Roast the seviyan in a tablespoon of ghee till golden and keep aside.
  • In the same pan heat remaining ghee and roast the sliced dry fruits. Fry them for 10 seconds. Transfer to a plate and set aside. 
  • Heat milk in a heavy-bottomed saucepan along with the cardamom powder and chopped dates. Let it come to a boil, reduce the flame and simmer stirring frequently.
  • Once the milk is reduced to almost half the original amount add sugar, soaked saffron and roasted seviyan. Stir to combine. 
  • Allow the kheer to simmer till the seviyan is nicely cooked and the milk thickens. Add half of the roasted nuts and stir to combine. Turn off the heat. 
  • Just before serving garnish sheer khurma with remaining roasted dry fruit and rose petals.
  • Serve Shee Khurma warm/chilled as per liking. 


  • The authentic sheer korma is prepared with long, hair-thin nylon vermicelli available at conventional grocery stores or the local supermarkets. 
  • You can use the pre-roasted vermicelli as well to make this kheer. It is easily available at most grocery stores. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg