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Shahi Tukda Recipe

Published on: August 1, 2013 | Updated on: July 19, 2014
Shahi Tukda

Shahi Tukda

This could easily find a place in a traditional raja’s and maharaja’s thali, everything about Shahi Tukda from its name to sweetness to rich toppings is shahi, i.e., royal. This dessert is a pure indulgence with the bread used being fried in desi ghee, dipped in sugar syrup and topped with thick reduced milk and slivers of dry fruits. Shahi Tukda is a perfect recipe for special occasions like birthdays and wedding ceremonies or big Indian festivals like Diwali and Id which call for flavours of royalties. Howsoever royal the dish may be, it is not too difficult to prepare and can be easily made in your own kitchen with basic ingredients. This recipe of Shahi Tukda is easy to follow. So get ready to indulge in this rich dessert and to make your special occasions even more special.

Ingredients needed for Shahi Tukda

Bread slices – 4

Ghee for frying

Full cream milk – 1 lt

Sugar – 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup

Water – 1 cup

Saffron – few strands

Slivers of almonds and pistachios to garnish

How to make Shahi Tukda Recipe

Remove the corners of the bread slices and cut them diagonally.

Deep fry in ghee till golden brown.

Heat milk and saffron in a heavy bottom pan.

Heat till is reduced to half.

Add sugar and heat for a minute.

Heat sugar and water in a pan.

Cook for 10 minutes.

Soak the bread slices in sugar syrup.

Top with reduced milk.

Garnish with almonds and pistachios.

Let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.


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