Sheer pira

Afghan rosewater milk fudge


Preparation info

  • Makes about

    25 pieces

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in

Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

Meaning ‘sweet milk’ in the Dari language, sheer pera is a delicacy served at Afghan weddings and parties. It will delight your senses, and those of your guests, with its enticing flavours of rosewater, cardamom, walnut and pistachio.


  • 440 g (15½ oz/2 cups) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 440


Place the sugar in a saucepan, add 500 ml (17 fl oz/2 cups) water and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring