No, please don't ask me why it's 401 instead of 400. No reason. Anyways, this sheer kurma is popular in Arabic countries (which are in turn popular for dates), Hyderabad, some parts in TN and Pakistan. Sheer means milk and khurma means dates. Sheer Khurma is prepared on Id. So yeah, sweet lovers can relish this for a sweet breakfast. And lastly, thanks to those who visit my blog.
Sevvai/Vermicelli - 100 gm
Milk - 1/2 litre
Chironjee nuts - 2 tbsp.
Dates - 10 (pitted)
Almonds - 1 tbsp.
Cashew nuts - 1 tbsp.
Pistachios - 1 tbsp.
Raisins - 1 tsp.
Saffron strands - a pinch + 2 tbsp. warm milk
Sugar - 150 gm or as per taste
Green cardamom powder - a pinch
Blanch pistachios and almonds and slice them. Soak chironjee nuts for 30 minutes and peel the skin. Chop the dates. Soak the saffron in warm milk and keep aside. Heat ghee and roast the vermicelli till golden brown. Remove the vermicelli and keep aside. In the same pan, fry the cashew nuts, chironjee nuts, dates, pistachios and almonds till golden brown color. Finally, add the raisins and fry till it puffs up and keep aside.
Place the sevvai/semiya in a deep thick pan and pour the milk. Bring it to a boil by stirring constantly. After few minutes(after semiya becomes tender), add sugar and stir for sometime. Add the fried nuts, soaked saffron and cardamom powder and mix well. Garnish with dates or with nuts. Serve hot or cold.
Sent off to Umm Mymoonah's "Iftar Moments: Hijri 1431" event.