Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Royal Toast

Its a great feeling to be back online and into the blogging world after a month's break. Thanks for your messages and love and hope to share a lot of new ideas and recipes with you.

 Am starting with a recipe from my childhood - naturally in a healthier avatar. Have added a tangy fruity flavour to the tradtional recipe, which I thought made it somehow more interesting.

 As the name might suggest, the recipe is pretty "rich" with lots of dried fruit and spices. In the traditional version the toast would be fried in ghee, not baked and would be without the mandarin orange.

 We usually ate it when it was cold and raining - to add a bit of warmth to the day. Munich is facing a pretty cold and delayed spring - so this recipe fits in well. The recipe tastes best fresh and piping hot. And you can also try it without the Rabdi.




Ingredients


4 pieces - white toast bread
1 - mandarin orange
1 tbsp - pistachio, blanched, peeled and thinly sliced


For the rabdi


3 cups - low fat milk
1/4 cup - sugar
1/4 tsp - cardamom powder


For the sugar syrup


1/2 cup - sugar
1/4 cup - water
a pinch of cardamom powder
a few strands of saffron


Method

  1. Peel the mandarin orange and seperate the segments. Peel each segments and remove seeds if any.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degree C and line a baking tray.
  3. Cut the brown sides of the bread and place them on the tray. Place the tray in the center of the preheated oven and bake till the breads are slightly brown.
  4. Bring the milk to boil and then cook slowly on a low heat, stirring frequently and let the cream thicken at the edge of the pan.
  5. Add the sugar and stir until the milk is less than quarter the original amount.
  6. In another pan, add all the ingredients of the sugar syrup and cook until sugar dissolves completely.
  7. Dip the baked bread in the sugar syrup and place it on the serving dish. Pour the rabdi on the bread and garnish it with the mandarin oranges and pistachio and serve immediately.



    Enjoy!


    56 comments:

    1. delicious recipe..tempting picture

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    2. Looks so delicious! Really love the topping.

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    3. welcome back rachana, hope you enjoyed your break & had a nice time....Nice to c you back with a delicious recipe...toast looks very tempting, very beautifully presented..

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    4. Hi Rachana, welcome back. The shahi tukra looks great with orange segments.

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    5. Hi Rachana, Wel come back.. Hope you are doing gr8t..
      Gald to see you with a such lovley and tempting recipe...:)

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    6. Welcome back Rachana, royal toast name itself make me drool!!

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    7. Interesting recipe.. very new to me... lovely presentation.. thanks for sharing!!

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    8. glad to see u back.. very tempting recipe..we call it shahi tukde..

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    9. really rachana..its a royal toast..looks so delicious..feel to have a slice..orange topping is really good..nice picture...

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    10. Delicious and tempting recipe dear. And welcome back...you were missed.

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    11. Nice to see you back gal !

      Wonderful Sweet Recipe.

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    12. so much like shahi tukra!!!..yummy!

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    13. This toast does look very royal.Nice pic.

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    14. Hey dear,
      WB. Lovely toast fit for the king or queen. Looking great.

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    15. This is looking so aweosme.. We call it shahi tukda

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    16. Wow this looks so tempting and awesome...very delicious :)

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    17. welcome back! What a great way to make a comeback recipe than a childhood favorite made healthy.. looks delicious.

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    18. Welcome back dear, really delicious and love that topping especially the mandarin orange ...

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    19. Wow....such a beautiful and yummy dessert.... Looks awesome and delicious.

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    20. Welcome back with this rich mouth watering recipe. looks absolutely gorgeous and i want to have a bite right away.

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    21. Delicious and easy, the perfect recipe.

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    22. Hey u have a very nice blog..very attractive and nice recipes tooo....

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    23. welcome back rachna..this royal treat is a treat to both eyes and tastebuds.am bookmarking it..will try it on my guests and let u knw the result.

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    24. drooling simply drooling..very Delicious toast:)

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    25. welcome back... that looks so yum...

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    26. Rachna,
      Welcome back, royal toast look really yummy.

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    27. WOW! This looks wayyyy tooo good! I'll have to try it asap. YUM, yum!

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    28. Welcome back...
      Dessert looks delicious dear....
      Nice clicks :-)

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    29. Yummy...Delicious...Nice...Awesome...n...hmmm...

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    30. Welcome Back to the world of cooking...
      Thz is simply yummy n tasty.
      very attractive pic too..

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    31. Yum ! This dessert looks fabulous and tempting!

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    32. You were gone too! Gald we both are back now. I didn't have a choice, usually I go off blogging in Summer but this time my blogs went kaput! :D

      What a great dessert. Love that you made it low fat. We get fat free condensed milk too, could use it for Rabri. Looks delicious, I would love to try your way!:)

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    33. This recipe has a very humble beginning....bread, and then you made it with so much WOW! YUM!

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    34. oh my!! It's so good to have you back. My mouth is already watering. :P

      My mom used to make this by frying a bread and then dipping the bread in a sugar syrup. The she used to top it with the rabri, Reminds me of the similar thing but I guess the orange will give a very nice flavour.

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    35. This reminds me of Shahi Tukde but I like how the bread is not fried in this version - looks luscious. Good to see you back.

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    36. Can you please move to bangalore and open a restaurant :)

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    37. Your pictures are so beautiful! =)
      It's so delicious!
      Thanks!
      Kisses

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    38. Good to see you back. :-) That looks so elegant and indeed royal !

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    39. Hi Rachna
      Glad to have you back with a Bang. We missed you. The Royal Toast is simply Royally Great and I could almost smell the aroma. Hope you notice my comment from the sea of praises.

      Deepa
      Hamaree Rasoi

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    40. I shall certainly enjoy this! Royal it is indeed!
      I love the photos too!
      Cheers dear friend~

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    41. dessert looks so pretty...royal toast indeed..n pics are gr8..

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    42. looks so very rich and tempting

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    43. nice to see you back in action rachana...i am a big fan of citrus flavours and your click makes the dish totally luscious!

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    44. Rachana, welcome back and hope you had a great time. Seems like a rich dessert and good one to offer to guests.

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    45. good to see you back...awesome dessert..

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    46. glad to see you back, this look refreshing and good.

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    47. welcome back Rachna..hope u had a gala time..
      the toast looks really delicious and the orange flavor looks very royal indeed!

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    48. this is soo similar to double ka meetha isn't it

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    49. looks so pretty with oranges and pistachios,yum treat :D

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    50. c'est frais c'est coloré et très goûteux, j'adore
      bonne journée

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    51. What a beautiful and easy to make dish. I can't thank you enough for sharing it with us. I don't know a lot about Indian cooking but I'm an avid and quick learner. I'll be back often for more tips, pointers and recipes. Blessings...Mary

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    52. Welcome back, and Thank you sharing a dish from your childhood. The colours are exciting to the eyes.

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    53. Welcome back Rachana and I love this sweet like treat you are presenting~ it sounds easy to make and delicious!

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    54. Welcome bac :)Thts really royal nd luks so yum :)

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