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To cook the homemade Shirmal bread, you need to mix all the ingredients and knead the dough well. It requires one hour to rest. After resting the dough, you should roll them up on a baking sheet and prick the rolled dough with a fork. After brushing their top with soaked saffron, put the trays in the preheated oven and bake them for15 minutes. When their color changes to golden yellow, you can bring them out of the oven. Now you can brush their top with melted butter and serve them.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: Sheermal, Shirmal
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 255kcal


  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • teaspoon instant yeast
  • ½ cup + 3tablespoon milk
  • ¼ cup homemade ghee
  • 8-10 strands brewed saffron
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 teaspoon melt butter for final brushing of the Sheermal bread


  • Grab a small bowl. Pour your milk in it. Add the saffron to it and let it soaks.
  • Grab another large bowel. Mix your ingredients, including all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, homemade ghee, instant yeast, and cardamom in it. Stir them until you have a smooth combination.
  • Add the egg and ½ cups of milk to your mixture.
  • Knead well until you have a soft dough.
  • Take a suitable-size pot and oil the down well.
  • Place the prepared dough in it. Let it rests and rise for one hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, divide your dough into four equal balls.
  • Lay down the baking sheet on a baking tray.
  • Put the balls on the sheets and roll them up to a circle shape thinly.
  • Prick the rolled dough with a fork to stop them puffing up in the oven.
  • Brush the rolled dough with soaked saffron milk.
  • Put them in the preheated oven. Bake them for 15 minutes.
  • Check them if they are ready. If their color changes to golden yellow, you can bring them out of the oven.
  • Brush their top with the melted butter when they are still warm.
  • You can serve Sheermal bread.
  • Noosh-e-Jaan.


Uniqop's advice

  • If you serve Sheermal bread warm, it would be more pleasant.
  • You can use ready ghee that is available in every supermarket. But you should be sure about its quality.
  • If you like it less sweet, you can reduce the amount of sugar and increase the amount of salt.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.3g | Protein: 10.7g | Fat: 1.2g | Sodium: 590mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 1.63g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 3.08mg