Sheermal Recipe

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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 flo Read More

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. Hide


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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Wow great perfect made in home same here it is tasty shermal my favorite i'm try first time
By: Rubab, Form: Karachi, on 29 Jan, 2019
It is very yummy and delicious dish I try the home is the best experience for me to get the ultimate taste with my all family we easily get make the SHEERMAL It is one of my most favourite comfort food.I try many receipe and i found this receipe its quite easy.
By: shahida , Form: lahore, on 03 Oct, 2018
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
By: anela, Form: multan, on 23 Apr, 2018
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
By: Ajaz, Form: Londin, on 23 Apr, 2018
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 this
By: hayma, Form: islamabad, on 22 May, 2017
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
By: Temur, Form: Lahore, on 13 Aug, 2016
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 here.
By: Maryum, Form: khi, on 03 Jun, 2016
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
By: kauser, Form: karachi, on 25 May, 2016
One of my daughter is eager to eat this. 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 House.
By: medhat, Form: khi, on 17 May, 2016
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.
By: Israh, Form: Rawalpindi, on 12 May, 2016