What is Khurma? Chhattisgarhi Khurma

Sheer khurma, the beauty of Chhattisgarh, is a Persian dish. Its origins are unknown, however, it is believed to have been created somewhere along the Silk Road.

Later it gained popularity throughout the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia. The dessert is prepared in different ways throughout the region.

Vermicelli, dates and milk are the primary ingredients. However, it may vary as some add cashews, pistachios, coconut, almonds, chironji, or a mix of any of these.

While cooking the dish sugar is used to sweeten it, and to add a pinch of flavour Chefs also include cardamom, saffron and rose.

The name of the delicacy is ‘khurma’ which denotes ‘dates’ and ‘sheer’ refers to milk.

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