Sheer Khurma Recipe - Seviyan or Vermicelli Kheer Pudding

Sheer Khurma is a creamy vermicelli pudding which is filled dates, pistachios and different dry fruits. It is uasually served along with a festive meal during Ramzan days.

Archana Doshi
Sheer Khurma Recipe - Seviyan or Vermicelli Kheer Pudding
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Sheer Khurma Recipe is a delicious dessert dish traditionally made during the festival of Eid. Sheer means milk and Khurma means dates in Persian and that is essentially what the kheer is composed of.

The addition of more dry fruits like pistachio and raisins makes the Sheer Khurma a rich and delicious dessert that can be served for parties as well.

Serve Sheer Khurma as a dessert after your Hyderabadi meal including Hyderabadi BiryaniMirchi ka Salan and Burani Raita

You might also want to try some other popular Kheer Recipes for your next dinner party, like

  1. Chironji & Makhane Ki Kheer Recipe
  2. Sabudana Kheer Recipe
  3. Lauki Kheer Recipe

Cuisine: Hyderabadi
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 3 cups Milk
  • 1/4 cup Semiya (Vermicelli) , roasted
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 5 Dates , deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Sultana Raisins
  • 2 tablespoons Pistachios , roughly broken
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi) , freshly pounded
  • 3 Saffron strands

How to make Sheer Khurma Recipe - Seviyan or Vermicelli Kheer Pudding

  1. To begin making the Sheer Khurma Recipe (Seviyan or Vermicelli Kheer Pudding), we will first heat the milk, sugar, saffron and cardamom powder in a heavy bottomed pan; stir the mixture well until all the sugar dissolves completely.

  2. Once the sugar is dissolved, add in the roasted vermicelli and simmer the mixture in the milk until the vermicelli is cooked.

  3. Once the vermicelli is cooked stir in the dates, pistachios, raisins and simmer for about 4 to 5 minutes.

  4. If the sheer khurma is too thick, stir in a little water or milk and adjust the sugar levels according to your taste. Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving bowl.

  5. Serve Sheer Khurma as a dessert after your Hyderabadi meal including Hyderabadi BiryaniMirchi ka Salan and Burani Raita.