It’s that time of the year again! Eid al Fitr Mubarak to everyone! Feeling stuffed with sheer khurma ? Anyone who has anything to do with a muslim household in the subcontinent must be familiar with this eid special seviyan (vermicilli dessert) or sheer khurma which is the vermicilli and dates cooked in milk.
Although a relatively simple dessert, it has a special festive touch and somehow you don’t get tired sipping bowlfuls of it with your guests and also on the numerous eid visits to family and friends. The authentic recipe is very simple but takes a little while to prepare especially if you are soaking and cutting the dry fruits the traditional way and boiling down the milk to thicken it, but it’s worth it in the end and it’s one of the highlights of chaand raat (the night before eid when the crescent moon is sighted). When pressed for time, I have my trusty shortcut products for both these steps (see notes below)
This time, I was looking for a way to make it a little different and interesting so I came up with this idea of making it more like a kheer or pudding with a soft set texture and when I achieved that, it was time for another twist, why not torch it to get a beautiful caramel topping! Instant hit!