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shahi tukda recipe

Shahi Tukda

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Priya Shiva


  • 4 Bread slices
  • 4 cups Milk
  • 4 tbsp Milk powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 12 saffron strands
  • 2 Cardamom powder powdered
  • 15 Blanched almonds and pistachios
  • 2-3 tbsp Idhayam Mantra groundnut oil


  1. Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed sauce pan on medium heat. Once it starts boiling, reduce the flame and add milk powder and mix well. Let it simmer till it is reduced to 1/2 of the original quantity. Keep stirring.

  2. Once the quantity reduces to half of its original, add 1/4 cup of sugar, saffron and stir well until the sugar is dissolved.

  3. Simmer for few more minutes and keep stirring. Remove from the flame, add cardamom powder and allow it to cool down completely. Refrigerate for an hour.

  4. Boil 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 of water in a pan till sugar gets dissolved and simmer it for few more minutes. Let it reach one string consistency. Remove from the flame and let it cool down.

  5. Trim the sides of the bread, divide it into 4 equal triangles and keep it ready.

  6. Add 2 tbsp Idhayam Mantra groundnut oil in a frying pan and shallow fry the bread pieces till they turn brown and crispy on both sides.

  7. Soak the fried bread slices in the prepared sugar syrup for a minute.

  8. Pour the prepared rabri (thickened milk) in shot glasses, garnish with blanched almonds and pistachios. Place the bread triangles on the top and serve.