Double ka meetha – Hyderabadi Mughlai cuisine

Hyderabadi double ka meetha, as the name suggests, is a recipe native to Hyderabad. it is the Indian native version of bread pudding.This is a Nawabi royal dessert that is almost always served in every special occasion. it is a very easy dessert to make and all you need is bread and milk. As a native of Hyderabad, this is a dish I grew up on and it is definitely one of my favorite sweet dishes. I made this dish for my husband recently and he loved it very much. So much so that he asked me to never make this dish again as it was irresistible and he was finding it extremely difficult to control his sweet tooth 🙂

A popular dessert,this is made with deep fried bread, which is then soaked in flavored sugar syrup and milk along with various nuts. The bread is left to soak up the goodness of flavors and the outcome will be something so heavenly that you never imagined that it is made with something out of bread.

HEALTH FACTS:

Bread is a starchy food along with foods such as potatoes, pasta, rice and breakfast cereals. It is a staple food of majority of the population around the world.There are many myths that bread causes bloating and other digestive problems and also that bread doesn’t contain any nutrients. But in truth bread provides more than 10% of our daily intake of protein and iron and around 20% or more of fiber, calcium and magnesium.Dietary fiber is very important for digestive health as it is the fuel for our ‘friendly’ bacteria and it helps keep bowel movements regular. Fiber can also help you feel fuller and therefore help with weight control.

So let’s get started

INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED:

1 uncut bread loaf

½ cup of condensed milk

1 cup Sugar

¼ litre Milk

Dry fruits sliced { cashew (Kaju), raisins (kismis), Almonds (badam)}

Oil for frying bread

3 tsp – Ghee for frying dry fruits

2 Caradamom

1/2 glass – water

One pinch of Saffron (optional)

PREPARATION:

  1. Take half a glass of water in a bowl, boil it, add sugar and keep stirring till it becomes into a sugar syrup. Add cardamom and let it boil for sometime. It shouldn’t be too thick but off running consistency.
  2. Take saffron strands and soak in a spoon of warm milk and keep aside.
  3. Cut bread into cubes and deep fry them in oil according to your choice. Drain them tissue paper and place on a tray-like vessel and keep aside.
  4. Take milk in a small bowl. Dip the deep fried bread into it and then add them to the hot sugar syrup.
  5. Once it is done, pour the rest of the milk and mix well. Add condensed milk over the bread mix delicately and keep aside.
  6. Heat a kadai, add ghee and all dry fruits to it and fry until they are nice golden brown.
  7. Garnish it with dry fruits and let it rest for a few minutes before serving it.

HAPPY EATING:)

TIPS:

  1. You can also shallow fry the bread in either ghee or oil until they are crispy.
  2. Some people add khoya too. You can boil milk in a bowl on low heat and then add mashed khoya and boil it till the milk becomes thick. This is then added to sugar syrup soaked bread. This version tastes good as well.

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