Sunday, February 22

Double ka Meetha aka Shahi Tukre



This is a very famous royal hyderabadi sweet. It gots its name as double (for double roti, or bread ) and meeta, i.e, sweet. Its also known as Shahi Tukre. Hyderabad is famous for its Mughlai cuisine as well as hot n spicy coastal Andhra dishes. I know all this, as before our marrige A. had been there for about 3 years, and always talks about the food there and specially this DKM. So, when i saw it in Mangala's blog, i got tempted and finally thought of making it for him. The recipe is somewhat different ,as i made sugar syrup separately for it (as told by him). But the final taste is same, YUMMY...

Also my mother used to make this for us as kids with any leftover sugar syrup of Gulabjamuns or rosogulla's. Didn't knew what its name was then, but used to love it..

Ingredients:

White bread slices 5-6
Milk 1/2 litre
Sugar 1/2 cup
Water -1/2cup (for sugar syrup)
Oil(/Ghee) for deep frying
Raisins 2 tbsp
Cashews chopped 2 tbsp
Almonds chopped 2 tbsp
Cardamom Powder 1/4 tsp
Few strands of saffron

Method:

Mix sugar and water in a sauce pan. Heat and make sugar syrup out of it.
Boil milk with cardamom powder and a few strands of saffron ,till its reduced to a thick rabri consistecy (almost reduced to one third). Keep aside.
Now, roast the Dry fruits in ghee and let them cool.
Cut the bread slices diagonaly, (edges cut off if desired) and deep fry them in hot oil, few at a time, to get a nice golden brown color.
Soak the triangles in sugar syrup for about a minute, take out and arrange in a dish.
Pour the rabri (condensed milk) evenly on top of it, and finally garnish with nuts.

Serve it chilled or hot...


Tips:

Eat it with ice cream when it is warm ,it tastes heavenly
You can also add some milkmaid in the milk after reducing
Also can add heavy cream to it, to make it even richer and creamy.

Cut the bread slices and let them dry for few hours beforehand, so as it absorbs less oil while deep frying.

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Sending this to MBP: Kids food events hosted by Trupti and started by Coffee
And to Bread mania hosted at Bay leaf , along with Simple sandwich.

18 comments:

DEESHA said...

wow that looks soo rich & tasty

Varunavi said...

Yummy,i love this dish.I make this at home,but i dont use much milk.Just the sugar syrup and fried bread and little milk.My mom used to make this when there is left over bread pieces,she used to sun dry the bread pieces.

Madhumathi said...

OMG..Its tempting me so much.Im gonna make this tommorow...

Madhumathi said...

OMG..This is tempting me soo much..Im gonna make this tommorow..

Swapna Pravin said...

Sounds simple & mouth watering. Right kids love this :)

pooja said...

Looking delicious......

sowmya said...

looks pretty rich and am drooing here,,i made this only once..hav eit in my blog..iwill make this agian soon..

Aparna Prabhu said...

I always hear about this sweet nd recipe from my frenz here but had'nt seen today i saw it nd got the recipe again it just looks yummilicious.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow tempting and alluring.

sriharivatsan said...

Looks tempting and yummy..

Ashwini said...

My fav sweet..It is very tempting, rich and delish..I make this very often and use short method..

Yasmeen said...

I love this rich dessert:)

Deepa Hari said...

Looks yummy and delicious.

Uj said...

I had tasted this some time back in one of the Indian Restaurants. The first pic looks so tempting..

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Wow! have heard abt this, but never tried! It is really tempting.. looks super Yum! gotta try..

Neha said...

Varunavi, we also as kids used to have them just fried n soaked in surup.. that too is yum.

Madhumati, do tell me how they came out..

Swapna, me too, childhood memories..

Thanx pooja,

Sowmya, yep should make it again n again n agian...

Neha said...

Aparna, do try it out...

Kitchen flavours and sriharivatsan, yep its indeed tempting..

Ashwini, short method ,u mean adding sugar directly to milk, isin't it?? Yep its faster n still yummy.

Thanx yasmeen and deepa.

Thanx UJ, myself still a ameture at food photography..

Madhu, do give it a try dear..

Priti said...

Wow looks so gud...am all drooling over it

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