Anyways, I looked for the recipe all over the net and bugged my aunt with innumerable calls. And finally made it with a combination of everyone's ideas...
Just out of the oven
clarified butter/ghee/olive oil
12-15 bread slices with their corners intact
Milk Khowa mixture:
4 cups milk
250 gms khowa
a pinch of saffron
For sugar syrup:
2-3 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 tsp ground cardamom
10-15 almonds, cashews and pistachios each
Heat ghee in a pan and deep fry the bread slices till they turn a lovely golden brown. Place them on paper towels to remove excess ghee. Set them aside.
Boil the dry fruits in batches, slice them in thin strips and deep fry them seperately.
In another pan bring water to a boil and add sugar and cardamom and keep stirring until the syrup turns sticky...keep this aside too.
In yet another pan bring milk to a boil and add saffron, slide in the khowa and let it simmer till the mixture thickens.
Preheat the oven on 350 degrees.
Place bread slices in a baking dish, pour the sugar syrup and top it off with the khowa milk mixture. Keep repeating by placing the bread slices in layers. Finally sprinkle half of the dry fruits on it and bake for 10 min's.
Spoon it out in serving bowls and garnish with the remaining dry fruits.