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Sheermal

Sheermal

Swati
How to make Sheermal | Soft and Fluffy Saffron Flavored Mildly Sweet Bread made with Flour, Milk and Ghee.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Dough Reating Time 2 hrs
Course Mains, snacks
Cuisine Awadhi Cuisine, Indian
Servings 8 Sheermals

Ingredients
  

  • Cups Flour
  • 2 tbsp Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1 + ¼ Cup + tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Saffron Strands
  • 1 tsp Instant Yeast
  • ¼ Cup Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Ghee to brush the bowl and dough
  • a pinch Salt

For Nuts Topping

  • ½ Cup Finely Chopped Nuts(Almonds, Pistachios)

For Honey Glaze

  • 2 tbsp Honey/Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Warm Water

Instructions
 

Make Saffron Milk

  • Take ¼ Cup milk and add saffron strands to it. Make saffron milk 20-30 mins before kneading the dough,

Make Dough

  • In a mixing bowl, add flour and salt.
  • In another bowl take milk and add sugar to it. Dissolve it completely. In the same bowl, you can add yeast and mix with milk. See Notes if using Active Dry Yeast
  • Now add melted ghee in flour and rub it with fingers.
  • Next add milk and sugar mix little by little and keep on rubbing the flour in milk.
  • Add about 2 tbsp of saffron milk in the dough.
  • Knead a soft pailabe dough.
  • Keep the dough covered for about 1-2 hrs,
  • When ready to bake Sheermal, take dough and divide it in equal portions.
  • I divided the dough the dough in 8 big portions of about 80-85 gm each. You can use your weighing scale for approximation(if you have). This ensure even baking.
  • Roll each portion in a thick roundel of about 4-5".

To bake Sheermal

  • Preheat oven at 180°C or 200°F. If using OTG, keep both the rods On with fan mode.
  • Line the rolled Sheermal on baking tray. Keep it covered for about 10 mins. till the oven is preheating.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 mins at 180°C or 200°F. Then switch on the GRILL Mode ON.
  • Grill the bread for 3-5 mins. so that it gets nice light brown tinge. Be careful the bread should not burn.

To make on Griddle(Plain Sheermal)

  • To make on Griddle, keep the griddle inverted like we make Naan and Kulchas. Use iron griddle. Heat it on low flame.
  • Apply some water on the back side of Sheermal and transfer it carefully on the griddle.
  • Once the bubbles start appearing on the upper side, carefully, invert the griddle, with bread side towards the flame.
  • Cook the bread till is light brown in color.
  • Once the bread is baked, apply Saffron milk( add a tsp of melted ghee in it), and brush it nicely on the hot breads.
  • Serve it immediately (preferred) or keep it in wrapped in kitchen towel in hot case till further serving.

To make Nuts topped Sheermal

  • After rolling the dough, generously add finely chopped nuts on the upper side.
  • Carefully transfer the bread on baking tray.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 mins at 180°C or 200°F. Then switch on the GRILL Mode ON.
  • Grill the bread for 3-5 mins. so that sides of bread gets nice light brown tinge. Be careful the bread should not burn.
  • Generously brush honey glaze on the hot bread.

To prepare Honey Glaze

  • Add 2 tbsp Honey in 2 tbsp warm water and mix well. Do not use hot water.
  • You can add any flavor like cardamom powder, rose essence or kewra water to flavour it.
  • Apply on hot bread and serve or keep it so that the bread absorbs flavors.

Notes

I have used a combination of Whole Wheat and All Purpose Flour. You can use only All purpose Flour.
I used about 3/4 Cup milk. You can require a bit less or more milk depending on the flour your are using.
I cooked only Plain Sheermal on Griddle. The nuts topped Sheermal were baked in oven only.
 
Keyword Saffron Flavoured Bread, Sheermal