Hyderabadi cuisine stands tall with its 400yr old culinary culture,its Nawabi aristocracy and is a wonderful blend of Mughal,traditional Andhra& Telangana cuisine.You know, in the Nawabi banquets often the dishes were decorated with varq (a very fine pure silver leaf)!!Gosh!!I wish I could be a guest of the Nawab!!Hyderabadi Biryani has become one of the most sought after Biryani variety.Interestingly,when I went thro' the recipes of Hyderabadi Biryani, I found that they are much the same as
Double Ka Meetha is perhaps the most famous sweet dish of Hyderabad, served on every festive occasion,&easy to prepare as well.Often it is served warm, and it would be a wonderful dessert for a chilly winter! But you can have it chilled too,if it like it that way...It is just awesome either way!Hmmm...it is a little high in calories,but very very very tasty.....Ok...ok...I know u guys have to go thro' so many recipes in the JIHVA....so let me cut short my banter and now straight to the recipe:
Regular white bread-4 slices (cut each slice into 4 pieces)
Milk-1 1/2 cups
Water-1/4cup(for sugar syrup)
Double cream-1/2 cup(u can use less as well)
chopped cashew nuts-25g
Almonds-25g(blanched and slivered)
Saffron-1 or 2strands
Dates-25g-chopped(optional-not added traditionally)
Cut the edges of the bread and cut each slice into four pieces.Heat a pan.Add some butter or ghee and roast the bread pieces until both the sides turn golden brown.Now arrange the bread pieces in a large baking pan.
Roast all the nuts and raisins in ghee/butter and spread them over the fried bread pieces along with chopped dates uniformly.Now boil milk with saffron and cardamom powder.Pour the hot milk over the arranged bread.Now make a sugar syrup in a sauce pan.Pour this sugar syrup also over the bread.Finally pour the double cream uniformly over the bread.Either serve it hot or refrigerate and eat it chilled!! It is a tru Nawabi dessert that you will love to the last morsel!It is just irressistible...a sweet tooth's ecstasy!
I just tried the European counterpart of Double ka Meetha,the bread pudding.I just personalised