INGREDIENTS (240 ml cup used)
- Whole wheat Bread – 10 slices (preferable a day old)
- Khoya / mawa (reduced whole milk) – 8 tablespoon
- Whole Milk – ½ cup
- Sugar – ¼ cup (powdered) OR jaggery OR palm sugar syrup
- Raisins – ½ cup
- Cardamom Powder – ¼ teaspoon
- Ghee – 4 tablespoon
- Grate the khoya / mawa using a grater.
- Warm the milk, turn the heat off and add the grated khoya / mawa to it and mix well till no solid residue remains. Add the sugar, raisins and cardamom powder to the milk and mix well.
- Tear the bread slices into smaller pieces by hand and put them in the dry grinder jar. Grind them coarsely.
- In a non – stick deep frying pan, heat the ghee and add the bread crumbs. Roast them till the bread crumbs acquire a golden hue.
- Turn the heat off and add the milk mixture to the roasted bread crumbs and mix well. Let the bread crumbs soak the milk.
- Turn flame on and cook on low flame. Do not let the mixture sit idle for too long as one portion may get over cooked and the other portion may remain uncooked. Using a spatula, keep mixing. Once you notice ghee separating from the mixture, turn the flame off.
- Garnish with slivers of pistachio, cashew nuts or any other dry fruits available.
- Serve hot.
White bread is made from refined or all purpose flour (maida) which is processed from the endosperm part of the wheat grain. As such, much of the nutritional value of wheat is lost due to removal of the wheat germ and bran. Whole wheat bread contains both the germ as well as some amount of bran and is a much healthier option for adults and children alike.
Whole wheat bread is not the same as brown bread, unless the product label specifically mentions it. Brown bread can have the same constituents as white bread, with the addition of caramelized sugar or food colour that imparts the brown colour to the bread.
In case whole wheat bread is not available, and you are not sure of the constituents of brown bread, it is advisable to give white bread to your baby, though the quantity should be limited.