Aromatic Iranian-Persian Traditional Flatbread from Senan. Authentic Recipe of Sheermal.

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Things to know about Sheermal Recipe

Iranian sheermal has a history originating from 550 BC. It’s mildly flavored bread infused with saffron. ‘Sheer’ in Persian means ‘Milk’ and ‘Mal’ originated from malidan meaning ‘milk’, literally meaning bread rubbed with milk. Throughout history, it was populated in India by Mughals. Known for its aroma and golden brown color Sheermal is part of authentic Persian cuisine.


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Aromatic Iranian Traditional Flatbread from Senan. Authentic Recipe of Sheermal.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: نان شیرمال
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins

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Servings 2 People
Calories / Serving 914 kcal

Ingredients
 

Yeast

  • 1 cup Water Lukewarm
  • 1 tsp Instant Yeast
  • 2 tsp White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar

Saffron Milk

  • 3 pcs Saffron
  • 2 tbsp Milk Lukewarm

Dough

  • 1 pc Egg Medium
  • cups All Purpose Flour – Plain Flour
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup Ghee Melted
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Rose Water
  • 1 tbsp Oil

Instructions
 

Yeast

  • Add Luke warm water in a small bowl.
  • Mix sugar and yeast in the bowl and set aside.
  • Wait until the mixture turns frothy.

Saffron Milk

  • Mix saffron strands with warm milk. Leave it for a while to get golden yellow shade

Dough

  • In a bowl, beat eggs.
  • Add flour, salt, and yeast to the eggs, and mix them well to make a dough.
  • Keep adding the ghee as if you are rubbing it into the dough while kneading.
  • The mixture will turn into fine crumbs.
  • Now start adding milk little by little.
  • Add rose water.
  • Use your fingers to shape the mixture into a ball.
  • Keep this dough in an oiled bowl for 2 hours, cover it with a damp cloth.
  • Once the dough doubled its size, knead it again and place it back into the bowl.
  • Oil the surface with a brush.
  • Let it rest again for about 20 minutes.

Cooking

  • Set the oven to pre-heat at 180 ºC / 356 ºF.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and place them on a flat surface.
  • Flatten each dough with the help of your fingers.
  • Place the dough on a baking tray greased with oil.
  • You can make different patterns on the dough using a fork or hands.
  • Brush each dough with saffron-flavored milk.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Brush the surface with melted butter or ghee.

NOTES

  • Rose water can be replaced with pine essence.
  • To get an authentic look, do not use a rolling pin.
  • It is advised to leave bread covered for at least 10 minutes after removing it from oven to further enhance the flavor.
COOKING TIPS:

Give enough time to dough to rise to get crispy mild flavour.

SERVE WITH:

Serve with Mutton or Chicken Curry or Tea.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Nutrition

Calories: 914kcalCarbohydrates: 130gProtein: 21gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 916mgPotassium: 365mgFiber: 6gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 134IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 125mgIron: 8mg
Keyword Sheermal Recipe, Shirmal Recipe, Traditional Iranian Flatbread, نان شیرمال
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