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A rich and creamy Indian dessert. Garnish with sliced almonds or pistachios. Serve warm, at room temperature, or put in the fridge overnight.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 31 mins
1 hr 46 mins
8 servings


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine half-and-half, sugar, and condensed milk in a large pot over medium-low heat. Bring to a gentle boil; simmer until reduced by half, about 55 minutes.

  • Dissolve 2 slices of bread in the half-and-half mixture; blend mixture with an immersion blender until thickened.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan. Fry remaining bread slices in batches until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Drain on paper towels.

  • Slice bread diagonally; layer slices in a 9x12-inch baking dish. Pour in enough of the half-and-half mixture to evenly soak the slices.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly, about 20 minutes. Flip bread slices and continue baking, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

707 calories; protein 11.8g; carbohydrates 110.5g; fat 25.5g; cholesterol 61.1mg; sodium 498mg. Full Nutrition