Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Ramzan Special Seviyan ~ Sheer Khurma

Ramzan special Seviyan

Two days back  my friend visited home. when we were having lunch she was telling me how her son learned about this seviyan from his hindi text book and that he wanted to taste it. On hearing this, yesterday i googled and found what is seviyan / sheer korma. now here I am blogging about! Today morning i made this easy sweet dish. packed it for her son. It seams he liked it a lot! Happy Me!!

sheer Khurma

It just took less than 20 minutes to prepare. please don't ask me how much time it took to photo shoot this yummy seviyan! But after clicking pictures, i sat with the pan in which i made this seviyan and a spoon to clean the pan. So absolutely rewarding photo shoot!

Ramzan Sweet

This Ramzan special sweet is called seviyan in North India and Its also known as Sheer Khorma or Sheer Khurma meaning Milk with Dates.

                                                       Sheer Khurma Recipe

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves 2 to 3


Vermicelli - 25 long cut semiya (broken into 3 parts) or 1/4 cup short cut semiya
Ghee - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 500 ml.
Sugar - 1/2 cup or 125 grams
Arabian Dates - 5 (de seeded and finely chopped)
Pistachios - 5 (finely chopped) to garnish
Edible Rose water - 1/2 tsp (optional)


In a wide bottomed pan, heat ghee and roast the vermicelli in slow flame till it turns into light golden color.

seviyan 1

Slowly add 1/2 a liter of milk to the pan. Let the milk boil. Then add in the sugar and finely chopped dates.

Cook the vermicelli in slow flame with stirring continuously. Once the vermicelli is cooked, let the milk reduce into half of its quantity. this takes 15 minutes in slow flame. by the time, dates also get softened.
seviyan 1

Seviyan will thicken when it gets cooled down. so switch off the flame when seviyan turns little thicker.  Add pistachios or nuts of your choice. Add a dash of rose water for flavor. I did not add rose water.

Serve warm or chilled with chopped pistachios.

Seviyan / sheer khorma


Use Good quality of dates. You can also soak dates in warm milk for about 30 minutes, before adding to fasten the softening of dates in the seviyan.

I preferred long cut semiya as it gets cooked fast and its the perfect one for payasam or this sheer korma.

I first hesitated to add dates, but once i tasted it in the korma, i loved the flavor of it. So do not hesitate to add dates and also do not go overboard on dates.

You can also fry roast the nuts in ghee before garnishing.

Add Sugar according to your taste. Note that the dates will impart its own sweetness to the seviyan.

pakistani sheer khorma

How it tasted? Will i prepare this for next time?

It tasted with a little bit of taste of dates, which i really liked it. though the preparation is much like our semiya payasam, this is of different taste definetly worth to try!

Yes I will prepare this next time. even tomorrow as it got over soon and we want it more! Yes i could only make 2 servings with the above proportion!

Happy Ramzan !!
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