25.1.10

Sheermal - Lucknow Special Light Bread









Sheermal:(Lucknow Special)

I grew up making sweets and snacks for our evening chai. Hmmm, that's when Mommy would allow me to play with food.:) I kept perfecting the old recipes and tried something new, each time...never heard the word 'NO' from my mother! Moreover, kitchen is the place, where myself and mommy had our best conversations! And also its a great excuse to take a bite of all the goodies.:)

One good thing about growing up in a not-so-traditional household is, never had any strict convections or laws of taboo food nor they patronised any ethnic recipes. So, I am allowed to experiment both at lab and my home:)

Please do yourself a favour, try this recipe immediately...honestly it isn't that hard at all. The recipe for Indian flat bread has been researched and dissected a million times, so here is my own version for 'Shirmal'. I enjoyed this light bread for the first time at 'Chandni Chowk, New Delhi'.

Ingredients:

All purpose flour 1 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar 2 teaspoons
Active yeast 1/2 spoon
Saffron few strands
Warm water/warm milk
Egg(optional)
Raisin and nuts to garnish
Ghee.

Method:

Add salt and sugar to the warm water, add yeast to it. Mix well and allow it to stand for about 20 minutes.

Once the water turns frothy, add flour and saffron, knead to soft dough.

Divide them into equal parts. Roll them thin and stud with raisins, give a egg wash if needed.

Bake them at 350 F for about 20 minutes.

34 comments:

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Looks good and fluffy:)

Priya said...

Wow wat a beautiful bread..

sowmya.s said...

new to me...looks yumm..

Rachana Kothari said...

Looks tempting!!! I like the use of raisins...

Nandini said...

I haven't tasted this ever before! It's tempting and attractive! So sweet!

AshKuku said...

WOW!!! I loved that texture it has & the fluffiness...... Very yummy as its name.... LIVES THE NAME....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Akal's Saappadu said...

this is something new I'm eager to taste;

I don't know how they usually make this bread but your way of preparing this sounds great with dry raisins and nuts. good researching and dissecting !!!!hihih
nice quick to do snack with no stirring or whipping or fying!!! must try it sometime!!!! thank you for the recipe dear!!

Faiza Ali said...

Yummy..I am drooling..wish I could grab some from my screen.

Sushma Mallya said...

something new and different...very nice step by step pics....

nivedita said...

Hi
Lovely!I never heard of these! Liked the photo march!!
Thanks for sharing.I will definitely try when I start baking in the kitchen.

suvaiyaana suvai said...

wow wonderful!!

Poornima Nair said...

That looks yumm!

Devasena Hariharan said...

different one Malar!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Never eaten this....looks great

Parita said...

Wow these nawaabi bread looks fantastic!

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

this is completely new to me..loved d name :) nice pics too..
Renuka
http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

Jyoti said...

Looks gr8! will give it a try!

kothiyavunu said...

Wonderful bread!! Sounds & looks great!New one for me!
Will def give it a shot sometimes.:)Thanks for sharing!

Bong Mom said...

Wow Malar you are a pro. Lovely looking bread

Malar Gandhi said...

THanks a lot ladies.:)

Gita said...

Loved reading about your mom dear...this bread is new to me...looks very light and airy too..will try this for an evening snack sometime :)

Cham said...

Never tasted one Malar- very interesting bread!

Nostalgia said...

Nice...they look yummy. 2 tspns and they are sweet or do we need an accompaniment for this dish

Sarah Naveen said...

This is a real new one for me..Simply superb!!!

jeyashrisuresh said...

looks nice and the cooking disaster event round up was really good.Nice theme u have selected.I always think i only make mistakes while trying a recipe.

Rekha shoban said...

interesting bread...looks gud!!

Valarmathi said...

Never taste this, looks wonderful and delicious.

Chetana said...

A must try...looks good

Ms.Chitchat said...

New to me, looks too good. Studded with raisins, click is very nice.

Chitchat

sangeeta said...

while trying to reconnect with blogging , this recipe comes as a pleasant thought...... chandni chowk is the place in Delhi ...Kareem's and Al Jawahar if you remember!!

you get the best sheermaal in Lucknow and i have always had them round shaped , studded with dry fruits and with a dusting of sugar.....i love it soaked in hot milk ....

Soma Pradhan said...

Never heard of this dish..looks flufy indeed...wonder how it tastes..got to try this one

Spice said...

Been to chandni chowk for more times than I count...but never got fursat(spare time) form eating chat-papri kind of stuff.....I guess making my own sheermal roti from your recipe is written in my destiny....bookmarked.

n33ma said...

Bread definitely looks different and special.

Swathi said...

Malar,

Sheermal roti is new to me. I will try some time