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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Bread Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 3 cups - plain flour
  • 1 cup - milk
  • 2 tbsp - milk (warm)
  • 1 tsp - sugar
  • 3/4 cup - ghee
  • salt to taste
  • A few strands of saffron

How to Make Sheermal

  • Soak saffron strands in 2 tbsp. of warmed milk. Keep aside.
  • Sift together flour and salt, sprinkle in some sugar.
  • Add melted ghee and mix with fingers till evenly distributed.
  • Add milk (a little at a time) and knead into a soft dough. When it forms a soft, smooth lump, cover with a moist cloth.
  • Keep aside for 2 hours, then knead and keep aside for another 2 hours.
  • Knead once again and divide into 7 parts.
  • Roll into thick circles about 6 inches in diameter.
  • Prick with a fork all over.
  • Place an inverted heavy iron pan on the lower shelf of an oven.
  • Keep the grill on the upper rack. Preheat to 250 C.
  • Slap the rotis on to pan base.
  • Bake until brown spots appear. Move the sheermal to grill with tongs.
  • Dip fingers in the saffron milk and splash on sheermal.
  • Keep in oven for a few more seconds.
  • You can also bake it in a traditional tandoor or in an inverted pressure cooker.
  • Remove and serve hot with some butter or ghee applied on top if desired
  • Serve with gravies, vegetables, curd, pickles or jams.