Growing up in Hyderabad, weddings were always about good food and having fun. One of the most loved dishes in weddings is "double ka meetha" or shahi tukda which is a slightly different version of it in the North. Bread is called "double roti" in colorful hyderabadi hindi and hence the name. The traditional meetha is loaded with calories as the bread is deep fried in ghee (butter). After coming to U.S I tried to make this dish with various ingredients to substitute the ghee and khoa and came up with this recipe.
This recipe is not too sweet and uses toasted bread instead of deep fried one. It is an excellent dessert option and has a rich and authentic flavor.
- White Bread --7-8 slices
- Milk--4 cups( can use 2 percent or whole milk)
- Sugar--2 cups
- Cardamon powder--1 teaspoon
- Dry fruits--1 tablespoon ( can use chopped almonds, cashews and raisins)
- Light Whipped Cream-1 cup
Sugar syrup---Boil 3 cups of water in a pan and add sugar to it. Boil it for 15 -20 minutes on medium flame and add cardamon powder to it as it thickens.
Mlik--Boil the milk stirring constantly, till it reduces half its volume and thickens.Add saffron strands to it.You can make sugar syrup and milk simultaneously to save time.
Toast the breads slices in a toaster or a pan till dark brown. Applying butter is optional while toasting. Cut them into squares with a sharp knife and place them in a flat pan. Pour the sugar syrup on the slices . Now pour the thickened milk and sprinkle the dry fruits on the slices. Squeeze in the whipped cream on the top and serve chilled.
Note-- The white bread can be of any brand but make sure it is thick and not salty.
If you prefer the dessert to be less sweet you can adjust the amount of sugar in sugar syrup accordingly.