Lab-e-Shireen A Delicious Eid Dessert
Lab-e-Shireen is a popular dessert in Pakistan, that is loved by many due to its unique and delicious taste. It is a creamy, fruity, and nutty dessert that is perfect for serving on Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Azha or any special occasion like Mehndi, Mayon.
Step-By-Step Recipe Of Lab-e-Shireen
Now we will share a step-by-step recipe for Lab-e-Shireen that you can easily make at home.
- Vermicelli (1 cup)
- Milk (1 liter)
- Sugar (1 cup)
- Pineapple (1 can, chopped)
- Peaches (1 can, chopped)
- Mangoes (2, chopped)
- Almonds (1/2 cup, chopped)
- Pistachios (1/2 cup, chopped)
- Cream (1/2 cup)
- Chum chum small size (6-8)
- Gulab jamun small size (6-8)
|Preparation time||Cooking time||Servings||Cooling Time|
|15 minutes||20 minutes||6-8||1 hour|
Step 1: Boil the vermicelli
In a pot, boil the vermicelli according to the instructions on the packet. Once it’s cooked, drain the water and rinse the vermicelli with cold water or tap water to stop the cooking process.
Step 2: Add the milk and sugar
In a separate pot, heat the milk and sugar on medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely. Once the sugar has dissolved, add the boiled vermicelli to the pot and mix well.
Step 3: Add the fruits and nuts
Add the chopped pineapple, peaches, mangoes, almonds, and pistachios to the pot and mix well. Keep stirring the mixture for about 5-7 minutes until the fruits and nuts are evenly distributed.
Step 4: Add the cream
Finally, turn off the flame add the cream, gulab jamun, and chum chum to the pot, and mix well.
Step 5: Chill and serve
Transfer the Lab-e-Shireen to a serving dish and let it cool down to room temperature. Once it’s cooled down, put it in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. Garnish with some chopped nuts before serving.
Tips for making perfect Lab-e-Shireen
- You can use any fruits of your choice in the recipe. However, pineapple, peaches, and mangoes are the most commonly used fruits in Lab-e-Shireen.
- Be careful not to overcook the vermicelli as it can become mushy and ruin the texture of the dessert.
- Use full-fat milk and cream to make the dessert creamier and richer.
- You can adjust the amount of sugar in the recipe according to your taste.
Q1. Can I use fresh fruits instead of canned fruits in the recipe?
Yes, you can use fresh fruits instead of canned fruits. Make sure to chop the fruits into small pieces before adding them to the pot.
Q2. Can I use condensed milk instead of regular milk in the recipe?
Yes, you can use condensed milk in the recipe but remove sugar from the recipe as it can make the dessert too sweet.
Q3. How long can I store Lab-e-Shireen in the refrigerator?
You can store Lab-e-Shireen in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.