Sunday, October 18, 2015

Shahi Tukda-Shahi Tukra Recipe-Easy Diwali Sweet Recipes

Shahi tukda which has its roots in Mughlai cuisine, is a very popular and rich dessert prepared with bread, milk, sugar and nuts. It is similar to the Hyderabadi double ka meeta. Both are my favorite desserts. It is very easy to make and tastes heavenly. Today we will learn how to make shahi tukda following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Shahi Tukda

Shahi Tukda

Shahi Tukda

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Recipe CategoryDessert-Bread
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Bread - 4 slices
   Ghee/clarified butter - as needed for toasting bread
   Sugar - 1/3 cup

   For the Rabdi 

   Milk - 3 cups
   Sugar - 2 tsp
   Almonds - 6 - 7
   Pistachio - 8 - 10
   Cashew nuts - 6 - 7
   Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
   Saffron - 4 - 5 strands


Toast all the nuts, chop it and keep it aside.

Soak saffron strands in 3 tbsp of hot milk.

We will divide the recipe into 3 steps  -1. Preparing rabdi, 2.Preparing sugar syrup and 3.Toasting or frying the bread in ghee.

1. Preparing Rabdi

Boil milk on medium heat stirring continuously until it reduces to half. Add chopped nuts (keeping aside a few for garnishing) cardamom powder and saffron soaked milk. Boil for another 2-3 minutes and remove from heat. 

2.Toasting or frying the bread in ghee

Cut the corners of the bread and cut it into triangles. So we have 8 triangular bread slices. Traditionally they are deep fried but I have pan fried the bread in ghee. (around 1 tsp ghee for each bread slice)

preparation of rabdi for shahi tukda

3.Preparing sugar syrup 

In a pan, add sugar and water (just enough water to cover the sugar) and boil on medium heat until the sugar syrup becomes slightly sticky.

Preparation of Shahi Tukda 

When the sugar syrup is warm, dip the bread slices in sugar syrup for 2 minutes. See to it that it is well coated on both sides with the sugar syrup. Remove and keep it aside.

how to make shahi tukda

In a shallow bowl, arrange all the sugar syrup coated bread slices, pour rabdi on top and garnish with chopped nuts. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

Shahi Tukra Recipe

Note - You can add condensed milk to make the process of making rabdi faster.

You might like my other desserts prepared with bread

Double ka Meetha 

Bread Gulab Jamoon

Do not miss my lovely collection of  Diwali Sweets and Snacks.

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  1. Hello there,
    How much condensed milk we'll add while making rabdi to make this process faster? Will it affect the over all taste as there would be more sugar at the end??

    1. You can add 3 tbsp of condensed milk. Yes, when adding condensed milk, you have to reduce the amount of sugar. Regarding the taste, you cannot compare it with this.

  2. Hi Padhu...can I add badam powder while making rabdi?

  3. Hey Padhu
    Loved the recipe. How long does it stay good?


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