I make it differently as I prefer more flavorful desserts with texture that is not marred by the sweetness of sugar and not the one which leaves you with the unnecessarily-full feeling ! Follow me in making this less-guilt-giving dessert:)
Bread- 15 slices( I use Pepperidgefarm Hearty white)
vegetable oil-3 cups
cardamom powder-2 tsps
saffron strands-1 tsp
slivered almonds-1/2 cup, fried until golden brown
raisins-1/2 cup, fried until puffed up in ithe oil:)
Method: Cut the slices of bread diagonally to make them look like little triangles. Spread the slices in a tray and let them air dry a little bit. Bring milk to a boil and add the sugar, saffron strands, and cardamom powder and stir. Remove from heat and set aside.
Heat oil in a wok and carefully slide them into the hot oil and flip them when they turn a nice light brown in color on one side. Let the other side fry until it turns brown too. Remove with a slotted sppon and set them in a colander to let excess oil drip. Fry all the slices in a similar way and arrange them in an oven-proof serving dish.
Pre-heat the oven to 350 deg F .
Pour the milk mixture evenly on the arranged bread slices and bake it in the pre-heated oven for ten minutes until you see the milk bubbling in the bottom of the tray. Turn off the oven and remove the dish and let it cool down a little bit and garnish with the fried almonds and raisins. Enjoy!