Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Well, it was not my intention to load you with trivia but it is to share a sweet dish. A dear colleague of mine introduced me to today's dish on one of our trips to Charminar, the most famous architectural interest of this city. Bread halwa is served in weddings and parties and agreeably nawabi (kingly). When I heard the sweet is made from bread it took me by surprise. It never occurred to me while gorging it down that it could be a product of bread!
Bread slices- 9-10
Ghee (clarified butter)- 4-5 Tbsp
Sugar- 1/3 cup/ to your liking
Milk- 1 Cup
Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
Slivered almonds- to garnish
1.Chop the bread slices coarsely. You could leave the brown sides or take out.I left it on the bread and that's what you see as the dark spots. Also I used whole wheat bread.
2.Heat 3 tbsp of ghee in a thick bottom pan and throw in the bread pieces and fry for 4-5 minutes or until they start turning golden brown color.
3.Add the milk and sugar and stir continuously till all the water is absorbed.
4.Add the remaining ghee and the cardamom powder and stir for another couple of minutes.
5.Spoon into a serving dish and garnish with slivered almonds and serve warm.
6.Usually this is served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in Hyderabad