Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hyderabadi Double ka Meetha ( Bread Pudding with Nuts and Raisins)


[Updated] Click here for an updated version of this delectable Hyderabadi favorite. 

'S' is a true "Connoisseur of Desserts". When I asked him, whats your favorite dessert? He immediately said 'Double Ka Meetha'. Indeed, this is a Hyderabadi classic dessert and our personal favorite too !! Off this goes to Hima's WYF - Dessert event.


Hyderabad is known for its strong Moghalai influence to hot n spicy coastal Andhra dishes. and not to forget the well known ubiquitous Irani Hotels of Old Hyderabad, serving thousands of cups of tea everyday.
Talking of Hyderabadi desserts, one first gets reminded of our well-known Double-ka-Meetha (a bread and raisin pudding), Qubani-ka-meetha (stewed apricot dessert), Ande-ka-Piyosi (made with eggs, mild, almonds and purified butter), Badam-ki-jhab and Dil-e-Firdaus ( a rich, milk-based sweet) just to mention a few! Wow, the utter mention of these names take me back to my childhood days...:)
So, to relive those moments, I decided to make Double-ka-Meetha last weekend, which came out.. yummy and soft...:D


Ingredients:

White bread - 6 slices
Milk -1 1/2 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Water -1/4cup (for sugar syrup)
Heavy Cream - 1/2 cup
Butter/Ghee - 2 tbsp
Raisins - 2 tbsp
Peacons - 2 tbsp
Cardamom -1/4 tsp

Preparation:

1. Roast the bread slices (edges cut off if desired) in butter until they turn brown on both sides. Arrange them in a baking pan or any flat pan.
2. Mix sugar and water in a sauce pan. Heat and make sugar syrup out of it.
3. Boil milk with cardamom powder for few minutes. Keep aside.
4. Now, roast the raisins and peacons in butter and sprinkle over the bread slices.
5. Then pour sugar syrup, heavy cream and milk evenly over bread slices.
6. Serve it chilled or hot... Its just irresistible until the last morsel...:))



32 comments :

  1. Siri, very nice dessert with our daily bread. Viji

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  2. A desi bread pudding recipe? Got to try that out! :)

    Thanks for this!

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  3. So tempting! One more event! :D came looking for meme guidelines! :) I have put on a lot of weight after I started blogging! :D

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  4. Have always heard of this, but never dared to try out...urs looks great.

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  5. Looks great siri....any dessert with bread is tasty!

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  6. hey siri
    thats one simple dessert.I remember all those weddings n parties with this amazing desert served as afters in hyd!!
    yummy!!

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  7. @ Viji: Welcome back Viji and Thanks for ur weet comments dear!

    @ Kaykat: Oh ya, a desi bread pudding.. do try out.. I ams SURE u wud love it..:)

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  8. @ Lathaamma: There are so many events happening amma and each one is so unique and interesting. So, had to prepare a dish a day to participate in all.. heheh..:). So, u are up for the Meme. Cool !! will look forward for ur post.

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  10. @ EC: Its a very famous Hyderabadi delicay EC. do try it out..simple yet very tasty!

    @ Srivalli: A Dessert a day, keeps the doctor away!.. what say?

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  11. @ Padmaja: Almost in every marriage or party, this one was/is a must dear..Loved those yummy days!

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  12. One of my Muslim friend used to make this and bring it to college! It was so tasty.Looks great!:))

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  13. i have tasted this indian bread pudding... it is really delicious! nice entry :))

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  14. I love any kind of bread puddings.
    This look great.

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  15. Oh! this is HYD speciality. Had this sweet when my friends mom was visiting from there.. its awesome & cant resist a second helping! Too good.

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  16. @ Ashaji: Double Ka Meetha is a very famous delicacy among Muslim community ashaji. Thanks for ur sweet comments..:)

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  17. @ Lissie: Thanks dear. Indeed, its very delicious!

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  18. double ka meeta looks soo yummy

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  19. @ HC: Desserts made out of bread have that inherent soft texture and taste which makes it even more yummier!

    @ Seema: Yup, Hyderabadi specialty. Me too can't stop at the first serving dear!

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  20. @ Sandeepa: Easy, quick, simple and yet tasty..:)

    @ Sagari: Thanks dear!

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  21. I want to try this!!! Query: canI use wheat bread?? I have that in stock at home.... do lemme know.

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  22. @ Mansi: The basic reason to use 'white bread' is for texture and softness. Wheat breads ofPepperridge Farm (which are not firm and as soft as white bread) would be good for this recipe. Hope this helps!

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  23. It was thru my friend from hyderabad i came to know of this sweet.. love this and looks great.

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  24. Hi Siri,

    I tasted this in one Birthday Party.
    Never tried this, with the help of your recipe will try this dish soon..
    Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Bread pudding is my eternal fav! I tried something different with pannetone bread..That was super duper rich and creamy!

    Seeing urs makes me want to make some soon!

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  26. @ MT: Do try this recipe dear! I am sure u wud love it..:)

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  27. @ Dhivi: Glad u liked my version dear! Do try it sometime..:D

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  28. Hola Siri! Thank you for visiting my blog! I´ve got to say that your recipes look quite delicious! Can't waity to try some of them...

    Melissa

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  29. Hi Siri ! Your and my versions of this Meetha are not too different. They are quite similar.. But will definitely give a try to your version too. And yeah its a delicious Meetha till the last morsel !! :-)

    www.monaafzal.wordpress.com

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