Food can perhaps be the best medicine many a time. Be it a horrible day at work or a low phase, just the thought of your favourite food will for sure lighten your spirits. And if your mum is cooking it, one cannot ask for anything better. But, away from home, you will have to put in all the effort and if not cook the exact same dish, at least recreate it to an extent.
City Express brings to its readers, a series of recipes from “Masterchef Moms” to make every day memorable.
Double Ka Meeta
10-12 slices of bread (white or milk bread works best) 1 cup of ghee or vanaspati for frying 1 cup of water 3-4 green cardamom seeds, crushed 2 cups of full fat milk 1/2 cup of sugar (adjust to taste) A few almonds or cashew nuts or a mix of both A few raisins (optional)
l Cut the bread slices into halves diagonally creating triangular pieces.Heat the ghee or vanaspati and fry the bread pieces until golden brown.
l Set aside in a wide bowl that will hold all the bread pieces comfortably.
l Once done with frying the bread, fry the nuts and raisins until golden and set aside separately. Meanwhile bring the water to boil and add the sugar and crushed cardamom seeds. Let it simmer for about 4-5 mins.
l There’s no need to check for thread consistency, etc.
l Pour this over the prepared bread slices evenly, taking care not to allow the cardamom pieces to fall through. Let this mixture soak for about 5-10 mins.
l In the meantime, bring the milk to boil in the same pan and while still hot, pour over the soaking bread slices. Add the nuts and raisins on the soaking bread pieces and let it sit until you need to serve