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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