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Sheer Khurma Recipe

Quickest Pakistani dessert you will ever make! Sheer Khurma also known as Savaiyaan is a popular dessert made around religious holidays primarily in the Muslim communities the world over.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Pakistani
Keyword Seviyaan, Sheer Khurma, Vermicelli
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Author Rookie With A Cookie


  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 4-5 cardamom pods
  • 7 tbsp sugar
  • 75 grams roasted vermicelli
  • 5-6 saffron strands
  • slivered pistachio and almonds for garnish


  • Bring milk to a rolling boil and add in cardamom seeds and sugar
  • Let the sugar dissolve about a minute and add roasted vermicelli. (Make sure to crush the vermicelli so that the strands are not too long)
  • Let the Sheer Khurma cook on low to medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until thickened to your preference.Stir occasionally.
  • Once thickened and creamy, add saffron strands to the Sheer Khurma.
  • Let the pot cool before serving. Preferred way to have this is chilled.