This is an easy and quick dessert which mom always made for us when we craved for something sweet. Today as my blog turns two decided to celebrate with this simple yet delicious dessert.
- 5 slices of bread
- 6 tsps of sugar
- A big pinch of Kesar/ saffron
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
- 5 Cashew nuts halved
- A few Kishmish
- Ghee to fry the bread
- 200 ml water
Cut the bread into any desired shape. Mom just used to quarter it and fry it. I used a cookie cutter to give it a heart shape. I made ten heart shaped pieces out of the five slices of bread. Heat ghee in a pan. Deep fry the bread, cashews and kishmish separately to a rich golden brown. Drain and keep aside. Take sugar and water in a pan. Allow to boil. Add the saffron strands to it and keep boiling for a couple of minutes. Switch off and add the cardamom powder, fried cashews and raisins to the syrup. Place a couple of fried bread pieces in a serving dish and pour the syrup over it. Serve immediately.
Note: I like my bread to retain it’s crunch, so pour the syrup while serving the dish. You may allow the bread pieces soak in the syrup before hand if you like them soft.