Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Shahi Tukra / Shahi Tukda

Shahi Tukra is a popular Indian Dessert with bread. Shahi means 'Royal'. As the name suggests, this is an exotic delicious bread pudding with loads of dry fruits and nuts. It is easy to make and with just few readily available ingredients in the kitchen. Best way to use all those left over sandwich breads : )
And yes, definitely a quick dessert to whip up when you have sudden guests arriving in.



  • 4 White bread Slices ( remove crust of the bread and cut each slice into two equal sized traingles)
  • 2 Tablespoon Ghee / clarified Butter to shallow fry the bread
  • 2 and 1/2 Cups of Milk ( Full cream milk is the best for this dish)
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Sweet Condensed Milk
  • 5 Saffron Strands + 1 tablespoon warm milk to soak saffron
  • 1/4 Cup Khoya / Mawa ( You can use fresh chenna / grated paneer incase khoya is not available. I used ready to use Khoya from 'Milky mist' brand )
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cardamom / elaichi Powder 

For Garnish 

  • Chopped Cashew nuts, raisins, pistachios, almonds ( I used about 1/2 Cup of dry fruits and nuts together. You can adjust according to your preference ) 


1. In a pan heat 1/2 tablespoon ghee and fry nuts on low flame. Fry until the nuts are light golden. Remove them from the pan and drain them on a kitchen towel. In the left over ghee, add raisins and fry just until the raisins plum up. Transfer the raisins to the kitchen towel and drain excess ghee
2. In the same pan, add 1 tablespoon ghee and add 4 bread triangles and shallow fry them on low flame until it is golden. Flip side and fry on the other side too. Remove them from pan and drain on a kitchen towel. Repeat the process and fry the remaining bread slices too. Set aside



3. In a heavy bottomed pan, add milk and bring to boil

4. When the milk comes to boil, reduce the flame to low and let the milk simmer for about 20 minutes. The milk will get thicker and the quantity will get be reduced to half. Keep stirring the milk intermittently to prevent burning at the bottom of the pan

5. At this stage, add sugar and condensed milk and give it a good stir. Switch off the flame and add cardamom powder, grated khoya / grated paneer to the milk and give it a stir. Set aside, let the milk cool completely

6. Plating : Arrange the shallow fried bread slices on a serving platter. Pour the prepared milk over the bread slices. Pour more once the bread absorbs the milk

7. Garnish with roasted dry fruits and nuts. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes and then serve


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