Sheermal or Milk Bread
Servings Prep Time
6number 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
6number 30minutes
  • 3cups All purpose Flour / Maida:
  • 2 xbdtsps Active dry yeast(I used solar):
  • 2 – 3cups Milk: (1/2 cup more if needed for kneading)
  • 4tbsp Ghee:
  • 4 xbdtsps Castor Sugar:
  • xbdtsp Salt:
  • 1 Egg:
  • 1/4cup Milk(saffron mixed to dress)
  • Saffron(2 pinch) .
  1. Warm the milk in microwave till little warm than lukewarm. Add 1 tsp sugar and yeast.Let it sit covered on the counter for 5 minutes .
  2. One you see some bubbles form that means the yeast is ready.
  3. Take all purpose flour in a bowl,add this yeast mixture ,salt,ghee,the remaining sugar and egg.Mix this with the help of a spatula.The mixture at this point will be sticky.
  4. Don’t worry just keep mixing softy and use your hands to bring it together.You may dust your hands with a bit of ghee or flour, but donu2019t put extra flour in the mix.
  5. Cover this with a muslin cloth and lid and keep it at the warmest place of your house. I had kept it in my linen closet between two blankets.
  6. Meanwhile you may prepare keema and cut your salad for serving.Also mix 2 pinch of saffron in xbc cup of milk to dress the sheermal pre- or post the bake.
  7. After 30-45 minutes,check the flour.Mine had risen to double and I started making the naans.
  8. Preheat your oven at 220 degrees Celsius at bake.
  9. You do not need a rolling pin for these,as the flour is very soft and you may just spread it on the counter with your hands in a roti shape or shape it between two hands.
  10. Line a baking tray and start placing your sheermal onto it.Bake for 10 minutes till done and last 5 minutes change the oven option to top element to have a nicely golden top.Take out the sheermal out of the oven and dress it with milk saffron mix with a silicon brush.The sheermal gets its beautiful yellow color from this milk saffron brushing.
Recipe Notes

Note: Best served with Keema, Nihari, Kababs and Phirni as dessert.Rose phirni served as dessert serves as best combination.Also see Recipe: Rose/ Gulab Phirni