September 15, 2007

Double Ka Meetha

Hyderabad capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Situated in the region of Andhra Pradesh, the city has an estimated population of 6.8 million,making it the 5th most populous metropolis in India. Hyderabad is known for its rich history, culture and architecture representing its unique character as a meeting point for North and South India, and its multilingual culture, both geographically and culturally. Hyderabad is also one of the most developed cities in the country. It is now a hub of information technology, ITES (BPO) and biotechnology. The city is also known for its ancient cuisine which is famous all over India. Double is like a big bu. Hyderabadi's eat it with chicken curry etc during meals. This is a special dish which is prepared with double for all festivals and when the sweet tooth demands. Try it! Its easy and tasty too.

Ingredients
Bread 1 loaf
Sugar 2 kg
Milk1 litre
Cardamom powder 1 tsp
Cashew nuts halved 50 gm
Almonds sliced 50 gm
Raisins 50 gm
Khoya(Cottage cheese) 100 gm
Water 1 1/2 cups
Orange food color pinch
Oil 250 gm
Method

Remove edges of bread slices
Dry slices under fan for 3 hrs
Boil milk and allow to cool till warm. Keep aside
Boil sugar and water to make thin syrup. Keep aside
Deep fry the bread slices to rich brown/red color
Lay the fried slices in a wide open pan
Spread khoya (cottage cheese) evenly over the bread slices
Mix cardamom powder and food color in the milk
Pour over bread slices and allow to soak
Pour sugar syrup over the bread slices
Heat on low flame (with minimum stirring)
Garnish with chopped nuts ,cover and bake for 10 minutes
Serve hot or chilled

1 comment:

Nielson P said...

Great city and even greater food. I love to visit this city again. I live in Hong Kong