Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hyderabadi Double Ka Meeta

Prep Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: approx 1 hr

Serves: 2

  1. Bread loaves - 5
  2. Vegetable oil / Ghee - to deep fry
For sugar syrup
  1. Sugar - 1.25 cups
  2. Water - 1.25 cups
  3. Saffron food color - a pinch
  4. Lemon juice - juice of quarter lemon
  5. Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
For rabdi
  1. Milk - 1 cup
  2. Sugar - 2 tsp
  3. Rose water (not essence) - few drops
For garnishing
  1. Blanched & silvered almonds - 1 tsp
  2. Broken cashew nuts - 1 tsp
  3. Raisins - 1 tsp
  4. Black dates (pitted & chopped) - 5 to 6
  5. Ghee - 1 tsp
Step I
  1. Soak eight to ten almonds in hot water; set aside to cool; peel & slit them vertically in to small pieces; set aside.
  2. Heat a teaspoon of ghee in a pan, add broken cashews, raisins & chopped dates.
  3. Saute them for a min or two; transfer contents on to a plate; set aside.
Step II
  1. Slice each bread loaf diagonally in to two & then in to four.
  2. Spread the sliced bread pieces on a wide plate & set aside to dry for about half an hour.
  3. Heat oil/ghee in a pan on medium heat for 2 min.
  4. Drop two to three bread pieces one by one gently in to the hot oil; deep fry until dark golden brown constantly turning them back & forth.
  5. Deep fry in batches and do not overcrowd.
  6. Do not deep fry the bread pieces for more than 45 sec to 50 sec as they tend to char/blacken.
  7. Follow same procedure to deep fry all of the bread pieces; once done set them aside.
Step III
  1. Heat sugar & water in another pan, stir until all the sugar has completely dissolved.
  2. Bring to boil & continue to cook for about 10 to 13 min until the syrup becomes fairly thick.
  3. Need not boil until single/double string consistency.
  4. Add food color, cardamom powder, lemon juice and stir well; allow to boil for 2 min; switch off gas.
Step IV
  1. Dip two to three deep fried bread pieces in the hot sugar syrup.
  2. Let them soak in the hot syrup for a min or two.
  3. Drain & arrange each syrup coated bread piece separately on a serving plate.
Step V
  1. Heat a cup of milk long with two teaspoon sugar in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to boil & continue to cook until reduced to half cup; this process may take about 20 min.
  3. Add rose water & stir well.
Step VI
  1. Pour the rabdi slowly over each sugar coated deep fried bread piece.
  2. Set aside for few min until the bread pieces absorb all of the rabdi.
  3. Garnish with sauteed dry fruits & nuts.
  4. Serve either warm or chilled.
An exotic super delicious dish!

A must try out recipe!!
Try it out today & do post your valuable comments!!!

  • I have used whole wheat bread for the recipe; can use any bread variety of your choice.

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