>> Saturday, October 29, 2011
Looks like I had to wait for an eternity to finally make this dish. As with all BM's I have been so without any ideas on both the themes I did this edition. However, when compared with the first week, I knew I will be able to make the second week where I am supposed to dress up a leftover with a new avatar! Imagine making something to become leftover and then creating this dish. I confess on few occasion, it was more of an idea than the actual dish being a leftover. But then I guess it's all fair in blog and war if I may borrow and change the cliche!
In spite of this being a rich and creamy dessert, I wanted to make sure I reduced and modified something in this. The bread is supposed to be deep fried. I wanted to avoid and shallow fried it. I seriously don't know how much of a taste that must change but presume it to be a small bit when you consider a number of calories it must otherwise give you.
And to make sure I fit the theme, I used leftover bread. I pinged Harini to confess if she was okay with me using a leftover bread. She was and that's the reason why you get to read about this Shahi tukda and drool over it.
Step by Step picture Recipe
For the bread
Bread slices - 4
Ghee - 2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
For the Cream Sauce
Condensed Milk - 1/2 cup or 4 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup, more if you want
Corn flour - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Cardamom powder a pinch
For the Sugar Syrup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Water enough to cover the sugar
Almonds and Pistachios finely chopped for garnish.
How to make Shahi Tukra / Shahi Tukda
For the Cream Sauce:
In a bowl, take the corn flour and add 2 tsp of milk and blend well to form lump less liquid. Keep it aside.
In a pan take the condensed milk and add the rest of the milk. Bring to boil. When it starts to boil, simmer and slowly add the corn flour mix. It will thicken very fast so keep stirring constantly.
This takes only about 2 mins or so, you will have a thick mix in the pan. If required thinner the cream by adding more milk or condensed milk. Else keep it aside.
Notes: One way to get that creamy texture is to pulse this condensed paste in a mixer for a smooth paste.
For the bread:
Trim the sides and cut into two or four squares depending on how you want to serve.
If you are going to shallow fry, then heat a pan add 1 tsp of ghee and oil. Once it's hot, place all the bread pieces and fry over a low flame. After a couple of minutes, sprinkle the rest of the ghee and oil. Flip to the other side.
If you are going to deep fry, take a Kadai with little oil and heat. When it's hot, deep fry the bread pieces in batches. You will have to add more oil/ghee as you finish up the whole lot as the bread will dunk more oil/ghee.
Deep frying will make the bread be very crisp, while the shallow frying will take a longer time to become hard.
Once done, remove and keep it aside.
For the Sugar Syrup
In a pan, take the sugar and water, bring to boil. Remove impurities if any.
Continue boiling till you get a sticky syrup which will be 1 thread consistency. Switch off the flame and remove.
Dip the fried bread into the sugar syrup and remove to a plate. When you are done with all the bread pieces, arrange on a plate.
Scoop a spoonful of condensed milk cream on each bread piece and garnish with finely chopped almond and pistas.
Serve hot or chilled.
If you want to make this a rich affair then you really won't be able to indulge in this frequently. I think this low fat, low calorie will suit all our requirement!
Sending this to Harini who is hosting Kid's Delight, themed on Dressing up Leftovers for Kids
With this, we are done with the Blogging Marathon Edition #9
I did Indian Festival Food with Step by Step pictures for the first week
- Moong Dal Laddu | How to make Pesara Pappu Ladoo
- Pesara Karapusa | Moong Dal Ompodi / Sev
- Badam Katli | How to make Badam Katli in Microwave
- Chum Chum Recipe | How to make Cham Cham
- Thattai Recipe | How to make Thattai
- Chandrakanthalu Recipe | How to make Chandrakantha
- Besan Ki Burfi | How to make Besan Ki Barfi in Microwave
- Leftover Idlis with Spice Powder in Microwave
- Leftover Rice Pakodas | Pakodas with leftover Rice
- Leftover Chapati Pizza | Indian Style Quesadilla
- Paratha with leftover dal
- Leftover Vegetable Cutlet | Cutlet with leftover Vegetables
- Sweet Poli with Badam Katli | Cashew Almond Nuts Poli
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#9