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Thursday, August 21, 2014


Sheermal is a sweetened bread serve with korma or nihari mostly includes in wedding or any special occasion menu in Pakistani cuisine.

Preheat the oven:  5-8 minutes
Baking temperature:  200 degree Celsius
Baking time:  10-15 minutes 


  1. Plain flour:  2 cups
  2. Khoya:  1/2 cup
  3. Instant yeast:  2 teaspoon
  4. Salt:  1/2 teaspoon
  5. Kewra water:  1/2 teaspoon
  6. Castor sugar (powder):  1 tablespoon.
  7. Ghee:  3 tablespoon heaped
  8. Cream:  2 tablespoon.
  9. Egg:  1
  10. Lukewarm milk for kneading.
For sprinkle and brushing:  Sesame seeds and milk for brushing.


  1. Mix all ingredients except milk, add milk slowly, and make a soft dough with lukewarm milk.
  2. Knead the dough very well and keep in a greased air-tight container for rise till it doubles.
  3. When double in size, punched down the dough and divide into 3-4 balls.
  4. Spread with the hands and stretch it and make a round or oval shape sheermal.
  5. Put it on the foiled and greased oven tray.
  6. Prick the center with fork, not the sides.
  7. Leave it covered for second proofing for 30 minutes.
  8. Brush the top with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds or granulated sugar (if you like sweet sheermal)
  9. Bake in preheat oven for 10-15 minutes.
  10. Take it out immediately and then brush with milk.
  11. Keep these warm, wrapped in a cloth or foil.


Baking time:  10-15 minute
Baking temperature:  200 degree centigrade
Preheat time:  5-8 minutes

Makes:  8 Naans


  1. Plain flour/chapati flour:  4 cups
  2. Egg:  1
  3. Baking Powder:  1 teaspoon
  4. Baking Soda:  1/2 teaspoon
  5. Salt:  1 teaspoon
  6. Castor Sugar (powder form):  2 teaspoon
  7. Yoghurt:  2 tablespoon
  8. Warm Milk:  1 cup  (Instead can use 3 tablespoon powder milk with warm water to make a dough)
For Brushing:
Kalonji/onion seeds: 2 tablespoon 


  1. In a large bowl add all ingredients except warm milk nd 
  2. Add warm milk slowly and knead into the flour until it becomes soft and smooth.
  3. Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for half an hour.
  4. After half an hour divide the dough into eight equal portions and make balls.
  5. With the help of rolling pin, roll out the balls into a round or oval shape, while rolling spread one pinch of kalonji/onion seeds on it, roll it.
  6. Place these on a foiled and greased tray.
  7. Bake these at 200 degree Celsius for 10-15 minutes.
  8. After bake, brush the naans with butter and some fresh chopped coriander.
  9. Keep these warm, wrapped in a cloth.