Thursday, September 6, 2012

Shahi PaneerTukda / Paneer Double ka Meetha

         I was planning to make shahi tukda for a get together, I had some unused paneer left in the fridge, so i used it as a stuffing for the bread before frying it in ghee. 
         This is a rich dish reserved for special occasions, it's a popular sweet in Hyderabad and it originated in Pakistan. Shahi means royal, tukda means piece. Frying in ghee and soaking it in the creamy rabri makes the humble bread a royal fare. Other variants of this sweet, are double ka meetha ( bread sweet)  and indian bread pudding 
shahi tukra
Shahi Paneer Tudka
Stuff the bread with paneer. Fry it in ghee, soak it in sugar syrup and creamy milk, finally garnish it with mixed nuts and raisins.  
slices          white bread
1:1 ratio        oil : ghee to fry 
1/4 cup          sugar 
                  cardamoms (powdered)
1.5 cup          milk
3-4 strands    saffron 
3/4 cup        paneer (shredded)
1 tbs            sugar  
1                 cardamom (powdered) 
sugar syrup:
1/4 cup        sugar
1/2 cup        water  
to garnish:   
1/2 cup           finely chopped nuts and raisins
1. To make rabri, first soak the saffron strands in 2 tsp milk for few minutes
2. Heat the remaining milk and sugar in a pan on low flame, add the saffron milk to it, stir it and scrape the sides of the pan often.   
3. Remove from heat when the mixture becomes thick / when it reduces to half  it's original amount.
4. Add the cardamom powder.
Sugar syrup:
1. Heat the sugar with water and bring it to boil.
2. Lower the heat after the sugar gets dissolved. 
Filling and frying :
1. Carefully cut the crusts off the bread slices, spoon 2tbs of paneer  mix on each of the bread slice, fold and seal the edges together by pressing it.
2. Heat the ghee/oil in a frying pan and fry the stuffed bread slices till golden brown.
3. Soak the bread in the warm sugar syrup for a minute, repeat the process with all the bread slices. Now dip it in the rabri.
4. In a serving plate pour few spoons of rabri and arrange the bread slices over it pour any remaining rabri over it. Sprinkle the nuts and raisins over it.
shahi tukra
white bread slices
double ka meetha
paneer and sugar ....
paneer double ka meetha
paneer stuffed bread
paneer ka meetha
fried bread...
double ka meetha
Shahi stuffed tukda....


Rajesh Kumar said...

Excellent round up of all the delicious recipes. Wonderfully prepared.
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Dhiraj Kumar said...

Lovely Receipe, such a pleaser this recipe is :)
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Mona Jha said...

Kathiroll is one of my favourites! Yours looks great :) I make it often as i never manage to set paneer properly and get a crumbled one, making it perfect for this! chowringhee kathi roll