Monday, April 4, 2016

C - Chashni Bread / Crisp Sweet Bread


BM # 63
Day : 3
Theme: Regional Cuisine 
Cuisine : Sindhi

Chashni Bread is a breakfast dessert in Sindhi homes. It's nothing but simple bread fried to a crisp golden and then immersed in sugar syrup. Yes, you could call it a simpler version of Shahi Tukde. Shahi Tukde has a layer of Rabri and which makes the bread a little soggy after a while , but Chashni Bread remains crunchy unless you have a humid climate. Sindhis are very fond of Pistachios, and garnish the sweet bread with pounded Pistas.

Sindhis are famous for their hospitality and go overboard while feeding their guests. For breakfast The table is well set for guests and there is a wide spread . The menu normally has 3-4 savory dishes along with at least two desserts. Fruits and juices. Majoon in winters is kind of must. The breakfast may not be typically Sindhi, it is normally one main Sindhi heavy dish, something like Daal Pakwan or Aaloo Poori , Sayun Patata which gets complimented with lighter side dishes. The desserts vary according to the combination of the dishes. Chashni bread is also called Mithi Bread. Chashni as you all know is sugar syrup. Well people are getting calorie conscious so some families toast the bread crispy and immerse it in the syrup. So you do get a nice crunchy sweet bread. Mind you this is not juicy like the Shahi Tukde. Let's get to the recipe for the third day for our Journey Through the Cuisines and A-Z Challenge.

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Chashni Bread

Ingredients
4 slices bread
Ghee for deep frying

Syrup
1/2 cup sugar
Water
Cardamon powder

Garnish
Pounded pistachios

Method
Cut the bread slices diagonally.
Heat ghee and deep fry the bread triangles till crisp and golden.
Remove with a slotted spoon .
Place them on a kitchen towel.

Syrup
Add just enough water for the sugar to dissole.
let it boil and come to one string syrup.
Add cardamon.
Remove from flame.


Assembling
Dip the bread triangles in the syrup.
Remove immediately.
Garnish with pistachios.




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25 comments:

  1. This is indeed a simpler version of shahi tukda. Though it is a breakfast item, I guess chashni bread can be made anytime to satisfy those sudden sweet cravings.

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  2. The bread looks so crispy and delicious Vaishali. Love this version. Have to try it soon... Drooling over here:)

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  3. What a lovely bread. I guess this appeals to everyone if we forget about the calories. :)

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  4. What a delicious and crisp bread.Kids will really love this one!

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  5. Oh Yum! This is just what I need as a midnight snack. looks awesome!

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  6. These sweet bread triangles look so juicy and I am drooling here...

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  7. reading about the breakfast details, i am suddenly very hungry now...i will make this for kid, am sure he will devour it

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  8. Gosh imagine indulging in this for breakfast..lol..we used to make this for snack time Vaishali and then those days of making shahi tukda or bread halwa..very nicely clicked..

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  9. Yeah it sounds and looks like shahi tukda very tempting....

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  10. Looks scrumptious vaishali, love that crispy bread!!!

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  11. It's 4pm now n I don't mind having that for a snack ;)) golden crispy n delicious 😊

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  12. Omg ,chasni bread looks too tempting.I used to make it for my daughter as she loved them.I am tempting to make them again.

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  13. wow is this for breakfast? delicious recipe from sindhi cuisine. very nice.

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  14. My mouth's watering reading the post and looking at the photos Vaishali. Such a simple dish but it looks absolutely delicious.

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  15. My mouth is already drooling just by reading your post and looking at the fried bread. Oh heavens!

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  16. Simple version of shahi tukada,sounds very interesting and perfect for sudden sweet cravings..

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  17. Awesome pictures and even better is the recipe. Loved the simple version of Shahi Tukda Vaishali :)

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  18. Omg, this chashni bread looks absolutely delicious and irresistible, love to munch some rite now.

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  19. The moment I saw the picture, I thought these are a simplified version of shahi tukda. But taste wise I am sure they are just as lip smacking.

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  20. dippedin syrup - what a decadent way to start the day

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  21. Awesome quick dessert! Looks too tempting!

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  22. Ghee is oozing out of those breads.. Quick dessert!!

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  23. I just finished with dinner and you are tempting me with a dessert. Looks very tempting

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  24. Yummy Vaishali. One of the best examples to show that even the simple recipes are absolutely delicious. :) :)

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