This special Muslim dish is traditionally served on Eid day (both Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha) to the household after they come back from Eid prayers. It is then served throughout the day to all well wishers and guests who come to celebrate Eid with you. It is served by Muslims from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, Arab, Asian, America, European, Southeast Asian, Oriental, etc.
It keeps fresh for up to one week in the fridge.
- 1 package ahmed brand vermicelli
- 1 gallon fresh whole milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 20 cloves whole cardamom pods
- ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
- 1 cup slivered almonds, cashews and pistachioes
- ½ cup fresh cream
- ½ teaspoon saffron strands
- 3 tablespoons charoli nuts
- ½ cup light brown raisins
- ½ teaspoon rose water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Fry the vermicelli in the butter until well browned but not burnt.
- Fry on low heat until all the butter is dried.
- Add in 1/4 cup sugar and fry again.
- Add in the whole milk cup by cup, stirring constantly, and bring to boil.
- Add in the raisins, whole cardamon, and 1/2 cup slivered almonds, cashews and pistachioes, and the remaining sugar.
- Reduce the heat and thicken the Sheer Korma to three-strand consistency, letting the milk boil until it is halved.
- The vermicelli must be very soft by now.
- Quickly add in the rose water, charoli and fresh cream and let simmer covered for 10 mins.
- Garnish with the saffron strands and powdered cardamom, and serve immediately.