Double ka Meetha

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Double ka MeethaDouble ka Meetha: Double ka meetha is a bread pudding dessert of fried bread slices soaked in hot milk with spices (saffron and cardamom). Double ka meetha is a dessert of Hyderabad. It is popular in Hyderabadi cuisine, served at weddings and parties. It is particularly prepared during the festive month of Ramadan and on Eid.

Ingredients (serves 5):

  • 10 slices of fresh bread (brown/white)
  • 500 ml milk
  • 400 gms condensed milk (1 tin)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rose water
  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
  • A few strands Saffron
  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts (chopped pistachios, chopped cashew nuts and almond slivers)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • Ghee/oil, for shallow frying bread slices

Method:

  • Boil sugar with the water in a heavy bottomed pan, to make the sugar syrup.
  • Stir continuously, till tiny little bubbles are seen on the surface of the liquid. This indicates that the syrup is ready.
  • Keep the sugar syrup aside, to cool down.
  • Boil milk with the condensed milk in a deep bottom pan on medium heat.
  • Add in the saffron strands and green cardamom powder.
  • Boil the milk, stirring continuously, till the milk is reduced to half the initial quantity
  • Keep the thickened milk mixture aside.
  • Take the bread slices and cut each slice diagonally into two.
  • Heat the ghee/oil in a skillet.
  • Shallow fry the bread slices, turning them occasionally until they turn golden brown on both sides.
  • Allow the fried bread slices to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Take a rectangular baking tray and grease it evenly with ghee or oil.
  • Arrange the bread slices in the baking tray in such a way, so that the entire tray is covered.
  • Pour in the thickened milk mixture, rose water and sugar syrup over the bread slices evenly.
  • Keep aside for about five minutes, so that the bread slices can soak in all the liquids.
  • Sprinkle the mixed nuts and raisins on top of the bread.
  • Seal the tray with aluminium foil.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 – 30 minutes, or until the liquids are almost dried up.
  • Rest the double ka meetha once done, without removing the aluminium foil.
  • Double Ka Meetha is ready to be served.

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