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October 28, 2016

Have a Sweet Diwali with Indian Bread Pudding (Double Ka Meetha)


From our family to yours...
Peace, Prosperity, and Good Fortune...May they all be with you in the coming year. 



I am thankful for my loving family as well as my friends (including my extended family at Open Door Toastmasters). They've supported and helped me accomplish a lot in my personal and professional life this year. 


Double Ka Meetha (Indian Bread Sweet)

This Diwali I wanted to show my mom that I have been paying attention to all that she's taught me in cooking and make an Indian sweet that she's only made once since we moved here. The dessert I made is called Double Ka Meetha. 

When I first heard the name, I thought it meant twice the sweetness because I was thinking in English and Urdu. 

Double Ka Meetha actually means bread sweet because in Urdu "Double Roti" means bread. This dessert is from Hyderabad, Telangana. It is a popular dessert in Hyderabad cuisine and served at special occasions such as weddings and parties. It is similar to Shahi Tukra. 


I know you are all dying to find out how to make this dessert, so let's get to it. 





Total cooking time (including prep work): About 2-2.5 hours

Ingredients
- 20 oz White Bread
- 2 sticks of butter or 16 Tbsp Unsalted butter*
- 2 (14oz) Condensed milk cans
- 1/4 cup Almonds or Cashews, chopped into quarters
- 10 Cardamom pods, seeded and powdered
- 1 cup Milk
- 1/2 cup Khoya or khoya powder (also known as Milk-Mava powder) - optional

Procedure
1) The day before making the dessert, open the bread packet and arrange the slices on a wide plate to allow them to air dry.



2) Set the toaster to medium setting and toast the slices. Afterwards, spread butter on both sides and toast to golden brown on a griddle (shown below). 



3) Cut all the slices diagonally into 4 pieces...

                        

Next, add 1/2 tbsp of butter to an non-stick skillet/pan and then transfer all the toasted breads pieces into it.



4) Next, transfer the condensed milk into a measuring cup and stir in the milk. Slowly pour this mixture on top and around the bread in the skillet/pan. 




Then add the khoya powder as well as the cardamom powder and mix well; making sure all the bread pieces are coated with the liquid.  Hint: Add another 1/4 cup milk if the mixture is dry.  





5) Transfer the contents into a greased tray or dish, garnish with toasted nuts and serve hot (shown above).

Although this dessert takes time to make, it is sure to please your guests. We served this dessert on Diwali and all of our friends and family enjoyed it. 

~~~Diwali Mubarak~~~


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