Vegan Sheermal Recipe Sheermal is an rich aromatic flatbread flavored with saffron and ground cardamom.

For the second day of blogging marathon under ‘Sweet Flatbreads’ theme, I made some rich and aromatic flatbread called Sheermal. These are traditional flatbreads  of Persion origin — frequently made in Iran. They brought them to India and this bread is made popular in Kashmiri & Hyderabadi cuisines.Vegan Sheermal RecipeAs I mentioned sheermal is a rich bread made with enriched dough that has eggs, butter and milk. I made the recipe vegan by substituting egg with egg replacer powder, milk with almond milk and butter with butter flavored coconut oil. The bread turned out soft, fluffy and absolutely yummy. You wouldn’t be able to tell that this is a vegan recipe.

I posted a Sheermal recipe years ago and always wanted to redo the post with better pictures. So finally this week’s theme gave me a chance to make this sweet flatbread again. The first time I made it my daughter was not born and I mention that in the post saying ‘he ate Sheermal with Nutella’. This time around, both of them enjoyed Sheermal with Nutella 🙂Vegan Sheermal RecipeMy favorite part of this flatbread is the beautiful flavor saffron imparts along with the flavorful cardamom. AND the plumped up raisins on top with the chopped nuts makes it extra special. Serve these warm from the oven with some tea and ENJOY!!

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Sheermal
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Sheermal is an rich aromatic flatbread flavored with saffron and ground cardamom. It tastes excellent just as is but with a smear of jam or Nutella, it is amazing.
Servings Prep Time
6 Sheermal 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
6 Sheermal 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 1 hour
Sheermal
Sheermal
Yum
Print Recipe
Sheermal is an rich aromatic flatbread flavored with saffron and ground cardamom. It tastes excellent just as is but with a smear of jam or Nutella, it is amazing.
Servings Prep Time
6 Sheermal 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
6 Sheermal 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 1 hour
Ingredients
For the Dough:
  • 1/3 cup Lukewarm Almond Milk
  • 1/8 tsp saffron
  • 2 tbsp Vegan Butter, melted I used butter flavored coconut oil from Barleon's
  • cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup Wholewheat Pastry Flour
  • 2 tsp Instant Yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cardamom
For the Topping:
  • 2 tbsp Warm Almond Milk
  • 4~5 Saffron strands
  • 3 tbsp Golden Raisins
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Nuts
Servings: Sheermal
Instructions
  1. Add saffron and vegan butter to the warm milk and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, yeast, sugar, salt and ground cardamom. Add the warm milk, mix and knead to form a soft, pliable dough. Cover and set aside until the dough doubles on volume, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. For the topping, Combine saffron with warm almond milk and set aside.
  5. Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll the dough into a 5~6" round disc about ½" thick. Prick the top of the dough with a fork, then brush with almond milk and sprinkle raisins and nuts on top -- press lightly.
  6. Transfer the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Make 2 more and place them on the baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 4~6 minutes or until the bread is golden, cooked through and starting to get brown spots on top.
  8. Keep the baked sheermal warm by keeping them covered in a kitchen towel. Repeat with the remaining dough balls. Serve them warm and Enjoy!!
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28 thoughts on “Sheermal (Vegan Recipe)”

  1. I have so many recipes on my blog which I want to redo and do not know when I will get to them. It is good to know both your children enjoyed it with nutella. Bread looks good with strands of saffron and raisins.

  2. amazing bread must say. But can sense how it is going to taste with such ingredients. I am giving it a try soon.Bookmarked.

  3. And this vegan Sheermal rocks Pavani, how beautifully you have replaced the egg, milk and butter with those vegan friendly ingredients. Even my kids love to enjoy this flatbread with nutella.

  4. Sheermal was something we totally enjoyed and I would not mind making it over and over again. Redoing the old posts is such a boon and I am able to go back and fix a few out of the many that needs the TLC. Seeing your raisin loaded bread makes me want to make some soon.

  5. I was eyeing your older post sometime back Pavani and here you are with even better pictures!..It really gives such a warm feeling when we read our old posts, the memories we remember really makes us feel so good..so nice to know your kids enjoyed it..

  6. Love the fact that you made it vegan otherwise it needs loads of ghee. I am yet to make this popular delicacy. Bookmarking yours to try.

  7. Your pics are enough to show how soft and fluffy these Sheermal turned out. Usually, I don’t add both Cardamom ans saffron together , but I think I should try this recipe. Bookmarked!

  8. The texture in the picture shows how beautifully it has baked and absolutely divine! So far I haven’t tried any vegan recipe.. this looks so tempting. Will try sometime! Thanks for sharing!

  9. The bread baker inside me is jumping up and down with joy seeing the beauty that is Sheermal. I was actually browsing thru some recipes on the internet the other day to make this along with some other Naan varieties and here I see your post. Gorgeously done! Basic ingredients like flour, water, some kesar and cardamom to create this lovely magic.. I can go on and on! Yes, baking is my passion and weakness and I get tempted whenever I see a good loaf / bread!

  10. Such beautiful look bread Pavani! Love your choice of substitutes for the vegan version. I have made the regular version long back for another group and my folks enjoyed it! Am tempted to make this again!

  11. Its a mouthwatering bread must say. Clicks are taken very beautifully. Loved the way you replaced ingredients and still sheermal came out so well. Very tempting.

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