Ainy Cooks

shermal mainThose living in Karachi will second my opinion that this sweet bread “SHEERMAL” is one of a popular and famous bread in Karachi. People normally serve this with Qorma of all types. Here in Punjab you will not find the similar Sheermals. When I saw Shiren appa’s recipe of Sheermal I decided to try it very next day. Thou Sheermals were very delicious and perfect but were not like Karachi wala Sheermals. They were like Taftans in fact 🙂 But I liked them a lot. So am sharing the recipe with you.


Flour2- 1/2 cups
Caster sugar1 tbsp
Khoya1/2 cup
Salt 3/4 tsp
Butter3 tbsp
Cream3 tbsp
Yeast2 -1/2 tsp
Powder milk4 tbsp
Kehwra water1 tsp
Sesame seedsas needed
Milkfor brusing


  • Mix all ingredients except sesame seeds in a large bowl and knead into a soft dough with Luke warm water.
  • Bang it and again knead it repeat this process and leave it for 2 hours till double.
  • Now divide it in equal parts and roll it.


  • Prick the center with fork and brush milk on top. Sprinkle sesame seeds and bake at 180c for 10-15 mins.


  • Remove immediately and brush milk and cover with foil.
  • Serve with Qormas or Karhai.

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