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Serves :

Preparation Time :
10 minutes

Cooking Time :
20 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Gently boil the milk for about 10-15 minutes in a small heavy-based saucepan. Reduce to half the quantity.
  • Add the sugar and cardamom, stir until the sugar dissolves. Take off the heat and refrigerate.
  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan. Melt half the fat, swirl well and once the mixture is foaming.
  • Add half the bread, a piece at a time, dipping one side in the fat and then turn it over immediately.
  • Fry the bread for about 3-5 minutes or until lightly golden on both sides, turn halfway through. Repeat with the remaining fats and bread.
  • Take the warm bread, dip into the milk and arrange in a shallow serving platter. Allow to cool. Refrigerate.
  • Remove from the fridge an hour before serving and pour over the rest of the milk. Soak through the bread.
  • Garnish with the chopped nuts and serve at room temperature.


  • 2 slices of thick-sliced white bread, cut diagonally into quarters
  • 50 grams castor sugar
  • 400ml Thickened Milk
  • Ground seeds of 3-5 green cardamom pods
  • 1 tablespoon chopped raw pistachio nuts
  • 50 grams unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking oil      
  • 1 tablespoon chopped slivered almonds

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