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.As 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 🙂My 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!!