Sheer Khurma: A Shahi Traditional Dessert For Diwali

Shalini Thakur

Shalini Thakur
Oct 2022

2 min read
sheer khurma

Cooking Time

15 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes

  • Seviyan/Vermicelli - 1 cup (140 g)
  • Milk - 2 cups (244 g)
  • Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp
  • Almonds - 6
  • Cashews - 6
  • Dates - 8
  • We Indians love to serve homemade dessert to guests after a meal. However, when we are short on time or looking for a quick kheer recipe the only thing that comes to the rescue is “seviyan kheer”. While we Indians serve it as a post-dinner dessert on other hand in Muslim houses, seviyan kheer or vermicelli kheer is known as “sheer khurma” and is considered the main dish during eid. It is a specialty and a must-make during eid. So today, we bring a rich and creamy famous dessert “seviyan kheer” from our kitchen to yours.

    Here is how you can make it by just following these few steps:

    How To Make Sheer Khurma At Home?

    • Firstly, in a pan on medium flame add ghee and add vermicelli/seviyan. 
    • Secondly, roast the vermicelli for around 2 minutes or until it turns brownish in color and smells aromatic.
    • Furthermore, take another pan add milk, and bring it to a boil.
    • Add the roasted seviyan to the milk and cook for around 10 -15 minutes or until it thickens. 
    • Add dates, almonds, cashews, and cardamom powder while stirring it continuously.
    • Cook for around 5-7 minutes or until the seviyan kheer turns slightly thick.
    • Finally, your sheer khurma is ready to be served hot or cold.


    • You can store it in the refrigerator for a week.
    • Don’t overcook the seviyan kheer as it thickens after cooling.
    • Replacing sugar with dates is a much healthier way to make it and also deseed them.
    • You can dry roast the seviyan however, adding ghee gives a nice flavor.
    • Make sure to roast vermicelli on medium flame and keep stirring, so that it does not stick to the end.

    Benefits Of Seviyan Kheer Recipe

    • Seviyan or Vermicelli is free of cholesterol and fat. Thus, it is simple to transform it into a healthy dinner or dessert by adding some good carbs and fiber to it.
    • Given that its primary ingredient is carbs, vermicelli or semiya produced from whole or refined wheat flour can be a source of energy.
    • Dry fruits are considered a protein and calcium rich food. They are also low in fat and sugar, therefore, they are excellent for weight loss.
    • Moreover, almonds, cashews, and dates are loaded with dietary fibers, which keep your gut healthy and strong.

    Vermicelli Kheer Or Sheer Khurma Nutritional Value

    NutrientsValue Per Serving
    Calories142.35 kcal
    Protein5.1 g
    Carbs23.27 g

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