Homemade Sheermal Recipe


Sheermaal is a sweet raisin bread flavored with saffron, perfect tea snack for supper. Bake your sweet bread at home using this simple Pakistani recipe.


  • For Dough:
  • Active Dry Yeast (.25 oz) pack: 1
  • White Table Sugar 1 tsp
  • Warm Milk ¼ Cup
  • Saffron optional a pinch
  • Egg 1 slightly beaten
  • Melted Ghee 2 tbsp
  • Un-bleached All purpose flour (Maida) (8oz) 1½ Cups
  • Salt ¼ tsp
  • Confectioner's sugar (Powdered sugar) 2 tbsp
  • For Garnishing:
  • Yellow golden raisins optional
  • Sesame seeds optional
  • Flour for dusting and rolling


Step 1

In a bow mix yeast, sugar, milk and saffron. Set aside for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Now mix in egg and melted Ghee in the above mixture.

Step 3

Combine flour, salt, powdered sugar. Make a mound and make a well in the flour mound. Pour in the yeast mixture. Knead about 10 minutes. Gather in to a ball. Cover with a damp kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Let it rest for one hour or till the dough doubles in size.

Step 4

Knead dough again. Divide in 6 equal small balls.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 230 degrees.

Step 6

Roll out dough to form a disc about 5" in diameter. Place about 5 raisins on the disc. Press the raisins lightly.

Step 7

Put 2 discs on a greased baking sheet. Bake 6 to eight minutes.

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Comment (1)

  1. posted by Temur Beg on August 13, 2016

    Beautifully copied recipe
    230 centigrade or Fahrenheit


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