Shahi Tukda/Shahi Tukra - Royal Bread Pudding

Priya Suresh
Priya Suresh|
Last updated on Jan 19th
Shahi Tukda or Shahi Tukra is a super rich dessert and its truly tastes divine with exotic flavors. Shahi Tukda is literally means Royal Piece or Royal Morsel. Though this sweet is prepared with bread, its origin is from Mughlai Cuisine. This dish is quite similar to Hyderabadi's popular dessert 'Double Ka Meetha'. I have been looking for an opportunity to give a try to this ultimate dessert for a while and finally i got a chance to make this ultimate dessert at home for a Holi.
  • Prep Time15Minutes
  • Cooking Time60Minutes
  • Serves3people

Recipe Ingredients

  • 5 Bread slices
  • 1/2 cup Ghee (for shallow frying)
  • Sugar Syrup:
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 Cardamoms (crushed)
  • Few saffron strands
  • For Rabri/Rabdi :
  • 3 cups Whole milk
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Cardamoms (crushed)
  • Chopped mixed nuts (almonds, cashew and pistachios)

Recipe Preparation

  1. Heat water and sugar in pan, add the saffron strands once the water starts boiling. Once the sugar syrup turns a little thick. Put off the stove and keep aside.
  2. In an another pan, boil the milk in medium flame until the milk is reduced to about 1/4th of its original quantity.
  3. Do not forget to stir continuously, once the milk is reduced, add cardamom powder, sugar mix well. Continue to heat it while stirring continuously for 5 more minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and set aside. Now take the bread slices and cut them into sides and slice it as two triangles.
  5. Heat ghee in a pan and shallow fry the bread till they are crisp and golden brown on each side. Once the bread slices are fried, soak each slice in the sugar syrup for about a minute.
  6. Arrange it on the serving dish. Pour the rabri over the bread slices and garnish with the chopped nuts. Serve warm or chilled though I like mine when served chilled.
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