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    Sheer Korma

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    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    Fatima Ahmed's Note:

    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.. s

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    1. 1
      Fry the vermicelli in the butter until well browned but not burnt.
    2. 2
      Fry on low heat until all the butter is dried.
    3. 3
      Add in 1/4 cup sugar and fry again.
    4. 4
      Add in the whole milk cup by cup, stirring constantly, and bring to boil.
    5. 5
      Add in the raisins, whole cardamon, and 1/2 cup slivered almonds, cashews and pistachioes, and the remaining sugar.
    6. 6
      Reduce the heat and thicken the SHEER KORMA to three-strand consistency, letting the milk boil until it is halved.
    7. 7
      The vermicilli must be very soft by now.
    8. 8
      Quikly add in the rose water, charoli and fresh cream and let simmer covered for 10 mins.
    9. 9
      Garnish with the saffron strands and powdered cardamom, and serve immediately.
    10. 10
      This special dish is served on the morning of Eid day to all the household, after the Eid prayer, as breakfast, and throughout the day to every guest that visits you.
    11. 11
      It keeps fresh for up to one week in the fridge.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 01, 2009


      Really good, I omitted the raisins because I don't think we would have liked it as much with them in and I didn't use charoli nuts. I used cream and 2% milk. I made this for Eid

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    • on December 31, 2006


      very tasty and great for Eid!

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    Nutritional Facts for Sheer Korma

    Serving Size: 1 (441 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 447.4
    Calories from Fat 213
    Total Fat 23.7 g
    Saturated Fat 11.1 g
    Cholesterol 58.4 mg
    Sodium 169.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 45.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 45.3 g
    Protein 15.3 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    Ahmed brand vermicelli

    whole cardamom pods

    charoli nuts

    rose water

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