Sheermal is a mildly sweet, saffron-flavoured flatbread prepared with plain flour with ghee or cream. It suits well with korma, kofta, nihari and other gravy foods. The dough of sheermal is prepared with a mixture of wheat flour and all-purpose flour. Yeast is added to the flour and it is allowed to rest for a while before making and kneading more. You may use clarified butter or unsalted butter in the recipe, it depends upon you own choice. It can be cooked over tawa or also can be baked in the oven. Initially, it was prepared like a rotie however now it is cooked like a naan. Sheermal is more like occasional food than regular everyday food. You would mostly find it on events, festivals, wedding parties etc. Sheermal recipe is very popular in Pakistan, Iran, India and Bangladesh.

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Flour 2 ½ cups
Salt ¾ tsp
Caster sugar 1 tbsp heaped
Solid milk ½ cup
Instant yeast 2 ½ tsp
Kewra water 1 tsp
Clarified butter 3 tbsp heaped
Cream 3 tbsp
Egg 1
Milk powder 4 tbsp heaped (full cream)
Luke warm water to make dough
Milk for brush
Sesame seeds for sprinkle

How to make Sheermal


1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl flour, salt, caster sugar, solid milk, instant yeast, kewra water, clarified butter, cream, egg and milk powder.
2. Mix well and knead into a soft dough with luke warm water.
3. Bang the dough well and knead the dough very well and leave to rise in an oil bowl till double.
4. Cover, punch down the dough make into 3 or 4 balls.
5. Spread with your hands to a quarter plate size, put on a foil line tray.
6. Prick the centre with fork, do not prick the sides.
7. Leave it and covered for 45 minutes.
8. Brush top with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds.
9. Bake in a pre heated oven 200 degree C for 12 to 15 minutes.
10. Remove immediately brush with milk.
11. Cover immediately in foil till you require to use it.

Sheermal شیرمال also written as Shirmal or Shyrmal, is a popular, light sweet with saffron flavor flatbread, cooked in Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh and India. In India, shirmal is mainly cooked in Persian population areas like Lucknow and Hyderabad. Shirmal is also known to be a part of Awadhi cuisine. It is made with all purpose flour (maida) and cooked in a tandoor or oven. Initially, it was prepared like a rotie however now it is cooked like a naan. Sheermal is more like an occasional food than a regular everyday food. You would mostly find it on events, festivals, wedding parties etc. offers Pakistani sheermal recipe by Shireen Anwer in English. Following the recipe, you would have a perfect sweet naan. Enjoy it with korma, karahi, nihari or koftay gravy foods.

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This is the best dish sheermal I have ever eaten in my life. Everything you share here is literally so delicious so please keep sharing some more recipes....

  • ayman,

Dear Sir. Assalam Alekum. I belong to Delhi now in London. Can you please give me the name address Mobile and Email address of the shop who sells these Sheermal? Please I want to buy a dozen in quantity to keep then in my breakfast and friends etc. Wassalam Mohammad Naz

  • Mohammad Naz,

What is milk solid?? I thought its same as milk powder, but its given separately

  • Sadia,

Last year, we went to Lahore to our khala home. We visited hotel. I searched and made Sheermal recipe and took with us. It was so delicious. In our home, we also made bread recipes every week. I love it Sheermal and my kids love it too.... your sheermal recipe is fabulous.. Good work

  • kanzah raza,

I made sheermal while I was competing in a cooking competition here in Australia. I won the second price and thanks to kfoods for sharing this easy recipe here. It is very helpful for us new cooking learners.

  • Hira Ali, Australia