Sheer Khurma

My maid Mumtaz and her daughter’s Zarina and Rehana have been bringing us Sheer Khurma for Eid every year.

Sheer Khurma is literally ‘milk with dates’. This is a vermicelli and milk pudding which is made specially to celebrate Eid. ‘Sheer’ is Persian for milk and ‘Khurma’ dates. This dessert is made from dried dates.

It’s delicious, full of the good stuff. Dates, Cardamom, Pistachios, Almonds and Chironji (called Chiroli here in Bombay), which are like tiny almonds. I just looked it up and they grow on the Almondette Tree. Pretty name.

I took a quick picture before digging in. It was delicious.

Eid Mubarak


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