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Shahi tukda recipe

Shahi tukda recipe, shahi tukra is the most easy sweet, yet exotic to serve for your guests. Step by step photos recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4


  • 4 Bread slices
  • ½ liter Milk
  • cup Sugar
  • Ghee / oil - For deep frying
  • 2 tablespoon Nuts Pistachios Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Corn flour
  • 6 strands Saffron
  • 3 drops Rose essence


  • Boil milk and add saffron soaked in 3 tablespoon of warm milk and the corn flour mixed in 2 tablespoon of milk to it and simmer the milk until its reduces to a thick but poring consistency. This is called Rabri. Add rose essence at last.If you want you can add the chopped nuts in this stage.
  • Remove the brown sides of the bread and cut diagonally. I cut one piece into four,though cut into two will do.Fry the bread pieces till golden brown and crisp evenly. Use a shallow and small pan so that you need not use more ghee/oil.
  • Deep frying in low or medium low flame is necessary to get crisp and golden brown colour, other wise will end up in uneven cooking.Prepare a thick sugar syrup by boiling the sugar with little water just to immerse the sugar.
  • Soak the bread pieces as you fry them,just for a minute or until you take the next batch.Arrange the soaked pieces in a plate.
  • Fry the chopped nuts in ghee and add it over the bread pieces(if you have not done that in the first step). Pour the rabri over the arranged bread. Serve chilled or warm,as per your wish, I like it chilled!! But make sure you give some time for the bread to absorb the rabri.


  • I used low fat milk, since I ran out of full cream milk stock…
  • You can reduce a liter of milk to half and make rabri rich too, instead using corn flour.
  • Add sugar in rabri if you want. Just a table spoon or two will do.
  • If you use oil for deep frying ,oil smell will be there in the dessert, so I if you are afraid of so much ghee,you can try toasting method as its far way better than the oil smell. Just fry the nuts in ghee and add,that will give you the ghee smell.