Shahi Tukda is a delicious Indian dessert recipe that is made with Bread which is fried with Ghee and topped with Rabri and dry fruits. It is an easy and quick Indian dessert recipe. Some people call it Shahi Tukra as well. This is a very popular Indian dessert that is commonly made in the Hyderabad region of India.
The literal meaning of Shahi Tukda is the Royal Piece of Dessert. Traditionally introduced in India by the Mughals, this dish has its Persian origins and came to India along with the Mughals. Shahi Tukda is also known as Double Ka Meetha in the Hyderabad region. This Shahi Tukda is made during Iftar meals or during special occasions such as Diwali.
Shahi Tukda is so delicious. Pieces of White sandwich bread are fried with ghee or clarified butter and dipped in sugar syrup. Finally, they are topped with Rabri (thick and creamy condensed milk), lots of chopped Almonds, Pistachios, Mawa, and Rose Petals.
This Shahi Tukda is so popular in India, that everyone loves to make it during festive occasions. And why not! It's just so tasty!
How to make Shahi Tukda at home?
The first step is to make the Rabri.
To make the Rabri, take about 1 litre of Milk in a heavy bottom pan. Allow the milk to come to a boil. Keep stirring at constant intervals. The milk will slowly reduce to 1/2 litre. This will take time, so you can keep the flame on low and allow the milk to reduce while you prep for the rest of the recipe.
Once the milk has reduced, add the Sugar, Saffron strands, and Cardamom Powder. Mix well. Slowly you'll see that your milk will be thick and creamy. Take the Rabri in a different bowl and keep it aside.
The second step is to cut the Bread
I have used White sandwich bread which works the best for this recipe. Cut the bread into triangles and remove the edges.
Fry the bread triangles with some ghee in a frying Pan or Tawa. You can also fry them in the microwave. 2-3 minutes each side at full power.
The third step is to make the Sugar Syrup
To make the Sugar Syrup add 1 cup sugar in a Pan, followed by 1/2 cup Sugar. Stir continuously and allow the sugar syrup to come to a boil over low flame. Slowly the sugar will melt and your sugar syrup will be thick and reach to a stringy consistency.
Dip the Fried Bread in the Sugar Syrup. Allow the Bread to be completely immersed in the sugar syrup. Take it off on a plate.
Decorate and Serve
Top the Bread with Rabri. Smear it over the bread. Top with chopped nuts. I have used chopped Almonds and Pistachios. Also, I have added some chopped rose petals on top for decoration. Finally serve this and enjoy!
So, this is how you make Shahi Tukda or Shahi Tukra. It's the easiest ever Indian dessert recipe and a total crowd-pleaser.
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- 3 slices Bread
- 2 tablespoon Ghee
For the Rabri
- 3 cups Milk
- 4 tablespoon Sugar
- 1 pinch saffron strands
- ½ teaspoon Cardamom Powder
To make the Sugar Syrup
- 1 cup Water
- ½ cup Sugar
- ¼ cup Pistachios and Almonds chopped
- To make the Rabri, take milk in a heavy bottom pan. Allow the milk to come to a boil over low flame. Keep stirring at regular intervals. Allow the milk to reduce to half the quantity. This will take time, so meanwhile, you can prep the rest of the recipe. Once the Milk has reduced, add the Sugar, Cardamom Powder, and Saffron Strands. Mix and take it off the heat and keep in a separate bowl.
- Take 1 cup water in a bowl. Add 1/2 cup sugar. Allow this to come to a slow boil over low flame. As the Sugar will melt, the sugar syrup will be ready. This will reach to a stringy consistency.
- Cut the Bread into triangles. Remove the edges. Fry the Bread triangles with ghee in a frying pan or tawa. You can also do this step in the microwave.
- Dip the Fried Bread in the sugar syrup. Soak the Bread in the sugar syrup and then serve.Garnish with the Rabri and chopped Nuts. Enjoy!