Double ka Meetha

Double ka meetha is a traditional Indian dessert made using bread. This nawabi sweet is also called as an Indian bread pudding. Double ka meetha is basically fried bread dipped in freshly made caramelised sugar syrup. In Hyderabad, this dish is a very popular dessert. You might be familiar with another popular Indian sweet “Gulab Jamun”. This sweet bread pudding also uses the same process as gulab jamun. Personally, double ka meetha has been one of my favourite Indian desserts for a long time now. It is a staple sweet option at Nawabi weddings or any Indian weddings as a matter of fact.

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Enjoy this heart warming Indian bread pudding dessert. Traditional Nawabi sweet with a cardamom flavour.
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In India, double ka meetha is made to celebrate special occasions such as Eid, Diwali, Holi etc. These holidays are incomplete without our favourite Indian desserts. Today, I am going to show you how to make a traditional Nawabi double ka meetha. Click here for the almond pudding recipe!

FAQ’s about double ka meetha

Is double ka meetha too expensive to make?

No, Double ka meetha merely uses 4-5 ingredients to make and is not very expensive. However, if you buy it from a restaurant or a hotel, it may cost you 100-150 rupees per serving.

Is it easy to make double ka meetha at home?

This Nawabi sweet is really easy to make at home and takes only 30 minutes.

What are the other names of double ka meetha?

Double ka meetha is also called Indian bread pudding, Shahi tukda, and Bread halwa. However, these are the most prominent names in south India.

Is double ka meetha too sweet?

Traditionally double ka meetha has a sweet flavour and a tint of cardamom. You can always adjust the sweetness of the dessert by reducing the sugar quantity.

Can we make double ka metha using sugar supplements/artificial sugar?

Yes, you can always replace solid sugar with sugar alternatives, artificial sugar or artificial sweeteners. However, keep in mind that this might alter the taste of the dessert and it might not taste like that traditional nawabi dessert.

Without any further ado let us dive into the recipe.

Double ka meetha

Enjoy this heart warming Indian bread pudding dessert. Traditional Nawabi sweet with a cardamom flavour.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Double ka meetha
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 248kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 Bread slices
  • 2 cups Ghee or clarified butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup Mawa or milkmaid

For garnish

  • 4 Almond (Sliced thinly )
  • 1 tbsp raisins

Instructions

  • Firstly, take the bread slices and cut off the sides. Further cut the bread pieces into 4 squares and keep aside.
  • Next, take a pan and heat the ghee or clarified butter. In the heated ghee, fry the bread slices until they are golden brown.
  • Simultaneously, take an other panned heat the sugar and water together to make a sugar syrup. Dip these fried bread pieces and let them soak for 10 -15 minutes.
  • In an other pan, heat the milk and add mawa to it. Crush 2-3 pods of cardamom and add it to the mixture.
  • After the mixture is cooled off, add it to the sugar soaked bread slices.
  • Garnish it with raisins and almond slices for a crisp.
  • Refrigerate it for 1 hour and enjoy it cold.
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Indian bread pudding recipe

Enjoy this heartwarming Indian bread pudding dessert. Traditional Nawabi sweet with a cardamom flavour. 

Ingredients for making double ka meetha

  • 10 Bread slices 
  • 2 cups Ghee or clarified butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder 
  • 1/2 cup Mawa or milkmaid

For garnish 

  • 4 Almond (Sliced thinly )
  • 1 tbsp raisins 

Instructions for making double ka meetha

  • Firstly, take the bread slices and cut off the sides. Further cut the bread pieces into 4 squares and keep them aside. 
  • Next, take a pan and heat the ghee or clarified butter. In the heated ghee, fry the bread slices until they are golden brown. 
  • Simultaneously, take another panned heat the sugar and water together to make a sugar syrup. Dip these fried bread pieces and let them soak for 10 -15 minutes.
  • In another pan, heat the milk and add mawa to it. Crush 2-3 pods of cardamom and add them to the mixture. 
  • After the mixture is cooled off, pour it onto the sugar-soaked bread slices. 
  • Garnish the double ka meetha with raisins and almond slices for a crisp.
  • Refrigerate it for 1 hour and enjoy it cold.

Tips for making bread pudding

While making this dessert, keep in mind to adjust the sweet consistency according to your liking. However, the dish might be too sweet if you add too much sugar. You can use milkmaid if you do not have mawa. It is easily available at any Indian supermarket. It is important to keep in mind that mawa by itself is really sweet. Adjust your sugar consistency according to the amount of sugar you prefer. As I said earlier, you can also use sugar alternatives or sugar supplements if you are on a diet or have any dietary restrictions. However, this might alter the taste of the dessert a bit. If you are using artificial sweeteners just replace sugar in this recipe and continue as usual.

This traditional bread pudding can be made using brown bread. However, I personally prefer using milk bread or white bread. Although if you are health conscious and want to keep the calories in check, you can use brown bread. Another alternative for milk bread is whole wheat bread or aata bread. This type of bread has a heat flavour to it just like brown bread. Keep in mind that this might alter the taste of the double ka meetha.

I would suggest you make the sugar syrup a little thin and not too thick. If your sugar syrup is too thick and condensed, the bread might come out dry. Although to prevent that from happening, you can make the sugar syrup a little watery so that the bread can soak up the moisture.

Conclusion

This recipe is really easy to make. This particular Nawabi dessert has a special place in every Hyderabadi’s heart. To note, it is a staple Indian dessert with a heart-warming flavour and tender taste.

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