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Kashmiri Sheermal/ Shirmal/ Kippre

Swathi Joshnaa Sathish
181 minutes
Prep Time
22 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Kashmiri Sheermal/ Shirmal/ Kippre RECIPE

Sheermal is one of the traditional dishes of Kashmir . Sheermal is a sweet flat bread which is relished during winters . This bread incorporates ghee , sugar and milk as vital ingredients . Undoubtedly tastes rich as well .

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Others
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Baking
  • Dessert
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. All purpose flour 2 cups
  2. Instant yeast 1 teaspoon
  3. Warm water 3 tablespoons
  4. Ghee 1/4 cup
  5. Milk 1/2 cup
  6. Large egg 1
  7. Sugar 4 tablespoons
  8. Saffron strands a big pinch infused in 3 tablespoons milk .


  1. In a small bowl, add yeast. Dissolve yeast in 3 tablespoons lukewarm water. Let the yeast activate. Wait for 5 to 7 minutes or till the mixture looks foamy .
  2. In a wide bowl , take flour .
  3. Add sugar to the yeast mixture. Dissolve sugar in it. Pour this solution to the flour. Before pouring make a well at the centre of the flour.
  4. Pour one egg . Keep mixing .
  5. Add ghee . Mix .
  6. Add milk gradually while mixing the other hand. At first, the dough will look like a sticky batter. Keep mixing with a spatula. At one point, you will achieve a soft dough.
  7. Cover the dough with a moist Muslin cloth. Rest the dough in a warm place until it doubles in size.
  8. The doubled in size dough is ready . Size doubling takes place in 1 to 2 hours depending on the humidity conditions of the place .
  9. Divide the dough into balls that are little bigger than the medium size. The consistency of the dough will be like ping pong ball. Wouldn’t stick.
  10. Grease your fingers with ghee and pat the ball gently to make a medium sized thick roti. Make prints on the Sheermal with a fork. Press fork and make prints as shown.
  11. Likewise , repeat steps on the remaining dough to prepare Sheermals.
  12. Line a parchment sheet on a baking tray. Place the sheermals on the tray .
  13. Brush the sheermals with saffron infused milk .
  14. Bake inside an preheated oven or a cooker or a tandoor for 20 to 25 minutes under golden colour . After 15 minutes , try brushing the sheermals with another coating of saffron milk for a rich cookout and fragrance .
  15. Sheermals are ready . Serve hot with a hot cup of Kashmiri Khawa.

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Neema Bhardwaj
Neema Bhardwaj   Aug-27-2018

Would love to try this.

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