Sheer pira: The traditional sweet of Afghanistan

Sheer pira, which means sweet milk in Dari, is a traditional Afghan homemade dessert! In Afghanistan, this sweet treat is usually made for special occasions and celebrations such as weddings or parties.


2 cups white sugar

2 cups water

4 cups whole milk powder, like NIDO

1 tbsp. ground cardamom

1 tbsp. rose water

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup chopped pistachios


Put the sugar and water in a saucepan over low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves.

Simmer, without stirring, for 10-15 minutes or until a thick syrup is formed. Do not let the syrup turn brown. Put the milk powder, cardamom, rose water, pistachios and walnuts in a bowl. Add the syrup and continue to stir until they stick together.

Pour the mixture into a flat tray and spread it.

Straighten it and add extra dried fruit of your choice, almonds or more pistachio on top.

Leave for 30 minutes or until it’s cool.

Cut into diamond or square shapes to serve.

In our store you will find the ingredients for sheer pira, such as NIDO milk, rose water, grated cardamom and whole and many other products to make the dishes you like from different countries of the world!

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