Sheer Khurma

Sheer Khurma


200g vermicelli or spaghetti
4 cups (1 litre) milk
150g ghee or butter
30g cashews, crushed
30g almonds, crushed
30g pistachios, crushed
30g peanuts, crushed
30g walnuts, crushed
30g sultanas
30g dates, pitted and chopped
½ cup (100g) sugar (any type, or honey)
Cinnamon sticks, to garnish
Glacé cherries, to garnish

Spice mix:

2 star anise
2 cinnamon sticks
1 vanilla bean
1 tablespoon cardamom pods


Cook the vermicelli or spaghetti in a pot of boiling water until al dente, and drain.

In a separate saucepan, combine the milk, ghee, crushed nuts, sultanas, dates, and spice mix. Boil the mixture for 5 minutes.

Lower the heat on the mixture and stir in the cooked vermicelli (or spaghetti). Simmer and stir occasionally until it is a smooth and creamy consistency. Add the sugar, and stir until completely dissolved.

Serve in individual bowls, and garnish with cinnamon sticks and glacé cherries.


Acceptance has always been at the core of Lentil As Anything philosophy and is what helps it flourish. Acceptance means being all-inclusive—everyone is welcome. And that’s why today anyone of any social standing can be found eating at Lentil as Anything. And the ‘Magic Box’ still finances everything, from the delicious meals made with love, to paying wages, and to funding the community projects.

Credits: 'Lentil as Anything', Ilura Press

Photo Credits: 'Lentil as Anything', Ilura Press

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