Shahi Tukda

Shahi Tukda

Here comes the festive season with its bridal streets! With Diwali on the corner and the effects of Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratras still lingering, this is definitely a time to get busy looking good and keeping the sweet tooth satisfied!

This Diwali, take a resolution to try something new, that would keep your guests craving for more!

A Mogul invention, Shahi Tukda is a North-Indian dessert prepared with sliced fried breads, milk, sugar, nuts and flavored with saffron and cardamoms. Royal and yet simple, the Shahi Tukda marks the festive season and is a perfect way to start celebrating.


Shahi Tukda

• Slices of bread: 6
• Milk: 4 cups

• Condensed milk: 1 cup

• Sugar: 4 tbsp
• Saffron for flavor
• Sliced pistachios: 1 tsp
• Sliced almonds: 1 tsp
• Cardamoms: 6

Oil: for frying


  • Slice the bread crusts and cut the bread slices into halves. Boil the milk in a pan and add the saffron, raisins and cardamoms into it. Keep stirring the milk. Add sugar and stir.
  • When the milk reduces to a little more than 3/4th in volume, remove it from the stove and let it cool. Now fry the sliced bread to a golden brown and arrange them in a plate. Pour the condensed milk on it evenly and garnish with sliced almonds and pistachios.

Refrigerate for atleast 2 h and serve chilled.

Serves 5 to 10.

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