Shahi Tukda

Deep fried bread squares served with thickened sweetened milk, also known as Double ka meetha.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
 
Full cream milk    1 ½ litres
Fennel (badi saunf)   1 tbsp.
Sugar 400 g
A pinch of saffron
Khoya 150 g
Green Cardamom powder   2 tsp
Screw pine (kewra) water    2 tsp.
Rose water 2 tsp.
Thick slices of milk bread     8
Oil 300 ml
 
To Garnish
Pistachio Silvers   50 g
Almond silvers     50 g
 
Method
Heat the milk in a heavy-bottomed pan; add the fennel, sugar, saffron, khoya, cardamom powder, Kewra and rose waters. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat. Trim the crust of the bread slices. In a large shallow frying pan, gently heat the oil. Add the bread slices and on a low heat shallow –fry them on both sides, turning frequently. Take care not to break or burn them. Increase and slowly pour the flavoured milk into the pan. Be careful you do not get scalded by the steam produced. Lower the heat and cook till all the milk is absorbed by the bread. Remove from the heat and cook slightly. Place the pan in a refrigerator to chill.
 
To serve
Arrange the slices on a plate and garnish with pistachio and almond slivers

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