Thursday, 21 July 2011

Shaahee tukda

A crunchy deep fried dish, made with slices of bread and sugar syrup.You know, when a few guests come over for tea this one is ideal! But when I make this, I don't wait for tea though, I keep on munching all the time.

You will need:
half a pound of sliced bread (white or brown)
half a cup of milk
(sunflower) oil for deep frying/ ghee (clarified butter)
1 cup of sugar
a cup and half of water
a slice of lemon
a stick of cinnamon

how to do it:
Cut the brown crusty borders off the bread slice.
Cut the remainder in four squares.
Soak them in milk.
Heat oil in a wok.
Deep fry all the square pieces of bread golden brown. This would take some time, because one has to see that the pieces don't crumble.
Prepare a thick syrup by boiling the water and sugar and reduce it to half it's original volume.
Add cinnamon while boiling it.
After its done, squeeze the lemon in it. Just a little!
The syrup should be a bit thick
Soak the fried bread pieces in it.

p.s. this can be stored in a container for 2 or 3 days, just shove it in a microwave for a minute before serving.

1 comment:

  1. and again, if you replace the oil with ghee (clarified butter), it tastes better!