This is a very famous Hyderabadi dish and is a very simple, but rich dessert. It is great for a large dinner party as the recipe can be easily multiplied to make more. It is best eaten chilled. If available, you can add a few drops of Kewra essence to the milk mixture once it has cooled.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry the bread slices in the hot oil until deep, golden brown; drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Fry the cashews, almonds, and pistachio nuts in the hot oil until golden brown; remove from oil and set aside to cool. Chop roughly.

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  • Bring the milk to a gentle boil in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-low heat; continue boiling until the volume of milk reduces by about half. Pour the evaporated milk into the pan and add the sugar, cardamom, and saffron; simmer together 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

  • Arrange the fried bread pieces in a shallow dish large enough to allow them to be laid in a single layer. Evenly pour the milk mixture over the bread. Scatter the chopped nuts over the bread. Chill in refrigerator until completely cold, 1 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

324 calories; protein 5.6g 11% DV; carbohydrates 37g 12% DV; fat 17.8g 27% DV; cholesterol 6.1mg 2% DV; sodium 233.2mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2016
Thanks for the beautiful recipe. I had one concern though. The bread soaked up a lot of oil and I did not like the oily taste that it had at the start. Read More
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