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Shahi Tukda

Moumita Malla
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Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Shahi Tukda, as the name suggests, is a royal Indian dessert.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Mughlai
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Ingredients of making Rabdi:
  2. Milk - 1 liter
  3. sugar - 1/2 cup
  4. cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  5. A pinch of saffron soaked in 1 teaspoon warm milk
  6. Rose water - 1 teaspoon or a drop of rose essence.
  7. Ingredients of making sugar Syrup:
  8. sugar - 1 cup
  9. water - 1/2 cup
  10. cardamom powder - 1 teaspoon
  11. Ingredients of frying bread:
  12. 6 slices of white bread
  13. ghee or clarified butter - 1/4 cup
  14. Ingredients for garnishing:
  15. almonds (soaked and peeled) - 10 cut into thin slices
  16. cashew nuts - 5 (sliced)
  17. pistachios or pista - 6 (sliced)


  1. Method of making Rabdi: Heat milk in a saucepan and bring it to boil. When milk will start boiling. Reduce the heat. Stir continuously to keep the milk from sticking to the bottom of the vessel.
  2. Add sugar and stir till it dissolves and saffron soaked milk, add cardamom powder. Cook until it's volume is reduced to one fourth. Let it cool then add rose water.
  3. Method of making Sugar Syrup: Add sugar, water and cardamom powder to a pan and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down until it is just bubbling. Cook the syrup until single string form. Watch the syrup carefully to make sure it doesn't burn.
  4. Method of frying bread: Cut the edges of the bread slice and then cut each bread, slice diagonally.
  5. Heat ghee in a frying pan. Add bread slices and fry on medium flame until golden brown, when one side is browned, flip and toast the other side and fry until golden brown. Remove the bread slices on paper towel.
  6. Heat ghee in a frying pan and roast the chopped fry fruits. Keep aside.
  7. Assembling the Sahi Tukda. Dip the fried bread slices into the sugar syrup. Arrange the bread slices onto the plate. Pour the thickened milk onto it.
  8. Sprinkle chopped dry fruits and few strands of saffron.
  9. It tastes good when it is chilled. So before assembling the Shahi Tukda should be kept into the thickened milk in fridge for a few hours.

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