Sheermal! You might have heard this word during the Ramadan festival. As it is mainly served during this festive season. Sheermal is a mildly sweet, saffron flavoured flat bread which is mainly popular in the Indo-Pak subcontinent. And moreover, Sheermal bread is one of the traditional Mughal delights. One can simply have this bread as it is or along with meat gravies or any other vegetable gravy. So without any delay, let's have a look at the recipe of this yummy bread. Here we go!
Milk - 1 cup
Warm water as required
Saffron as required
Yeast - 1 tsp
All-purpose flour - 2 cups
Cardamom powder - ¼ tsp
Salt - ½ tsp
Sugar as required
Ghee - 2-3 tbsp
Fresh cream - 2 tbsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Take some warm water in a bowl and add the yeast to it. Leave it and let the yeast dissolve.
In a small bowl, mix in the saffron along with 3-4 tbsp of milk and a tsp of sugar and mix it well. Set this saffron milk aside.
Method To Prepare Sheermal Bread
Into a bowl, add all purpose flour, cardamom powder, salt, ghee, saffron milk, fresh cream, 2 tsp of butter, dissolved yeast and mix them well kneading into a soft and smooth dough.
Add some milk if required for the right consistency of the dough. Close and rest it aside for at least 1 hr.
Now, divide the dough into 4-5 equal portions and roll them into thick ones. Prick them using a fork and close them. Let them sit for 20-30 minutes.
Meanwhile, take the remaining warm milk and add 1-2 tbsp of sugar, a pinch of saffron and mix it well. Set this sweetened saffron milk aside.
Now heat a tawa and gently place the sheermal roti (rolled dough) on it on a medium flame. Smear some butter on the sides and on the top of the roti.
Flip it and brush some butter on another side. Close the lid and cook for a while.
Now pour 1-2 tsp of the sweetened saffron milk on the roti and let it cook for few more seconds and take it off the flame. Follow the same for the rest of the rotis.
And, the soft, delicious, sweet 'Sheermal Bread' is ready to devour now...
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