|Place of origin||Herat, Afghanistan and another popular version evolved in Hyderabad, India|
|Region or state||Central Asia|
|Main ingredients||Vermicelli, milk, dates, cashew nuts, cardamom, butter|
|Cookbook: Sheer khurma Media: Sheer khurma|
Sheer khurma or sheer khorma (شيرخرما, literally "milk with dates" in Urdu from Persian cognate word sheer and Sanskrit cognate word ksheer meaning 'milk' ) is a festival vermicelli pudding prepared by Muslims on Eid ul-Fitr and Eid al-Adha in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and parts of Central Asia. It is a traditional Muslim festive breakfast, and a dessert for celebrations. This dish is made from dried dates.
This special dish is served on the morning of Eid day in the family after the Eid prayer as breakfast, and throughout the day to all the visiting guests. It is very popular throughout South Asia and Central Asia.
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Vermicelli are fried in clarified butter. Then milk (sheer) is added and the vermicelli are allowed to cook further. As the mixture thickens, sugar and dates (Khurma) are added along with any other dried fruits.