Good Food, Great Stories- Being Hyderabadi- II

This post is a continuation of the previous one, please refer to the earlier post for more information on “Being Hyderabadi” and the yummy biryani recipe.

Double ka Meetha is a bread pudding dessert where you fried bread slices soaked in hot milk with spices and saffron. It is popular dessert in Hyderabadi cuisine, served at weddings and festivities. The name, I too thought it was quirky, when I first heard it.  But the milk bread is called “Double Roti” in the local language because it swells up to almost double its original size after baking 🙂

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During our exchanges on a bread pudding recipe, Ken from The Garum Factory said that I need to take out my running shoes when I am thinking of my recipe and his recipe, a great one, check it our here. And he is quite right too.

But that’s okay, we surely have the privilege and luxury of indulging ourselves, once in a while.  And then, out come the running shoes people!

Now to the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ghee/ butter
  • 6-7 slices of bread
  • 6-8 cardamoms
  • 1 Tbsp pistachio
  • 1tbsps cashewnuts
  • Milk- 2 cups
  • ¼ cup sugar (increase or decrease as per your taste)
  • Saffron strands

Directions

  • Remove the crusts from the bread slices
  • Tear into pieces and fry them in ghee until golden brown.
  • Blot the fried pieces onto a paper towel.
  • Meanwhile, in a heavy bottomed sauce pan, boil milk.
  • Lower the heat. Add cardamom, saffron and sugar.
  • Add the fried bread pieces to the milk and simmer until the bread pieces turn soft.
  • Mix lightly.
  • Serve out into bowls and sprinkle the  crushed nuts.

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