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Sheermals is a sweetened Naan made out of Maida (All-purpose flour), leavened with yeast, and baked in Tandoor or oven.

This is sweet bread. In the olden days, it was made just like Roti . The warm water in the recipe for Roti was replaced with warm milk sweetened with sugar and flavored with saffron. Nowadays, the restaurants make it like a Naan and the final product resembles Danish pastry.

1. Active Dry Yeast (.25 oz) pack: 1
2. White Table Sugar: 1 teaspoon
3. Warm Milk at 100º F to 110º F: ¼ Cup
4. Saffron: 6 Strands
5. Egg: 1 slightly beaten
6. Melted Ghee: 2 Tablespoons
7. Un-bleached All purpose flour (Maida) (8oz): 1½ Cups
8. Salt: ¼ teaspoon
9. Confectioner's sugar (Powdered sugar): 2 Tablespoons

Yellow golden raisins
Flour for dusting and rolling.



1. Mix yeast, sugar, milk and saffron. Set aside for 10 minutes.

2. Mix in Egg and melted Ghee.

3. Combine flour, salt, powdered sugar. Make a mound and make a well in the flour mound. Pour in the yeast mixture. Knead about 10 minutes. Gather in to a ball. Cover with a damp kitchen towel or plastic film wrap. Let it rest for one hour or till the dough doubles in size.

Baking Sheermals

4. Knead dough again. Divide in 6 equal small balls.

5. Preheat oven to 450º F.

6. Roll out dough to form a disc about 5" diameter the thickness of 3 Nickels (5¢ coins).
7. Place about 5 raisins on the disc. Press the raisins lightly.

8. Put 2 discs on a greased baking sheet.

9. Bake 6 to eight minutes.


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Reviews on SHEERMAL

Now with the help of this recipe we easily make shermal at home with the delicious and sweet taste who the every child really like to eat that
anela - multan 4/23/2018 7:16:46 AM
I think it is important to soray water after taking out of th oven to give it red appearance and then brushing oil to keep it soft Excellent recipe on the whole
Ajaz - Londin 4/23/2018 2:24:39 AM
It’s looking totally tasty by its face which has the good and easy method to make it by own self and I will must try to make that soon by the following this method of sheermal
hayma - islamabad 5/22/2017 3:49:49 PM
when there are six pieces of dough and when you made them five inch diameter then there is nothing to worry about the thickness of sheermal. There should bold font for preparation step in headings
Temur - Lahore 8/13/2016 6:15:27 AM
Being a house wife, cooking is the task that I love doing. I never enjoyed it initially but later after trying out various recipes from online platform, I started liking it. Thanks for sharing recipes like Sheermal here.
Maryum - khi 6/3/2016 2:55:25 AM
Salaam i follow all ur recipes and they turn out great jazakallah for posting my prayers for u and ur family:) was wondering if u could teach taftaan pls i would be grateful
kauser - karachi 5/25/2016 5:54:12 AM
One of my daughter is eager to eat sheermaal. Many times I purchase it from the sheermaal house. Just one week back I saw this recipe, I noted and tried. Now I can make just like in the Sheermal House.
medhat - khi 5/17/2016 1:04:12 PM
My son loves eating Sheermal. I think this recipe is not that hard and I can make it for him. All the ingredients required are available at home. I will surely give it a try! Lets see how it turns out to be.
Israh - Rawalpindi 5/12/2016 3:07:39 AM
My entire family loves having Sheermal. We normally purchase it whenever we make Karahi or Korma. But after checking out this recipe I think we can make it at home now. Thanks
Parveen - Lahore 5/3/2016 1:28:48 AM
Salaam i follow all ur recipes and they turn out great jazakallah for posting my prayers for u and ur family:) was wondering if u could teach taftaan pls i would be grateful
Misbah - Islamabad 4/20/2016 1:36:16 PM


Sheermal Recipe is mildly sweet saffron flavored flat bread hailing from Iran. It gained influence in Bangladesh, Awadh, Lucknow & Hyderabad (India). It is prepared with flour, yeast, sugar, warm milk, saffron, egg, melted ghee, and salt. Sheermal Recipe can be consumed with full course curry dish at lunch / dinner.