Shahi Tukda is a famous Indian dessert. This dish has its root from Pakistani cuisine and is a famous dessert in Mughlai cuisine. It is served for special occasions like wedding, festivals like Diwali and mainly made with bread and thickened milk.
You can either serve it warm but I usually chill it for 1-2 hour and serve. It is so delicious that the whole plate gets over within minutes. So, sharing a delicious dessert recipe which you can enjoy with your friends and family.
Recipe Type: Dessert
Make delicious dessert with bread and thickened milk!
- Bread slices – 4 (each cut into 2 triangles)
- Milk – 4 cups
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Ghee/ Clarified butter – 1/2 cup
- Few Saffron strands
- Green cardamom powder – 1 tsp
- Blanched almonds and pistachios
- Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed sauce pan on medium heat. Once it starts boiling, reduce the flame and let it simmer till it is reduced to 1/2 of the original quantity. You can drop a steel cup or steel spoon in the milk to avoid the milk to overflow from the vessel and keep stirring.
- Once the quantity reduces to half of its original, add 3 tbsp of sugar, saffron and cardamom to the milk and stir well until the sugar is dissolved. You can remove the steel cup from the milk at this point.
- Simmer for few more minutes and keep stirring. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool down completely.
- Boil remaining sugar and 1/2 of water in a pan till sugar gets dissolved and simmer it for few more minutes. Remove from the flame and let it cool down.
- Trim the sides of the bread, divide it into 2 equal triangles and keep it ready.
- Pour ghee in a frying pan and shallow fry the bread pieces till they turn light brown and crispy on both sides.
- Soak the fried bread slices in the prepared sugar syrup for 10-15 seconds and place them in a serving plate.
- Pour the prepared rabri (thickened milk) over the bread pieces and garnish with blanched almonds and pistachios. You can serve immediately or chill it for an hour an serve.