Tuesday 16 June 2015

Shahi Tukda : Quick Dessert Recipe

An easy and delicious dessert with least number of ingredients that can be made with no advance preparation is Shahi Tukda. And it is liked in all seasons by everyone.


  • 5-6 bread slices
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 10-12 almonds (sliced)
  • vegetable oil for frying

  • Cut the bread slices diagonally into halves . 
  • Fry the bread slices in a frying pan in little bit of oil. Keep them aside.
  • Pour the milk mixed with sugar and cardamom powder in a heavy bottomed pan and bring it to boil stirring continuously. Lower the flame for few minutes till the milk comes to half the quantity and gets thicker.
  • In a plate, place the fried bread slices and pour the thickened milk over it.
  • Garnish with almond slices (or other nuts of your liking)
  • You may serve it hot in winters or may refrigerate it to serve chilled. 
You may used bakery toast instead of fried bread slices to cut down the oil intake.
Condensed milk can be used to completely replace thickened milk or can be added while boiling the milk for richer taste.
You may garnish it with coconut powder if it is to be served on a special occasion. 
The sugarfree tablets can be used instead of sugar.


  1. Hey you skipped that sugar syrup part! Fried Breads are soaked in sugar syrup so that they become sweet and soft.

  2. Yes Fatima, I skipped soaking the slices in sugar syrup coz I am not very fond of sweets. I liked the mild sweetness only on the top layer that gets balanced with crunchy bread slices.

  3. I was not aware about this dessert.. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I love this, but could never perfect it as it used to become so soggy, Now I know the trick not to dip in sugar syrup, so will try again as per this recipe.

    1. I am happy that you got the idea to retry the recipe in new way.

  5. I had heard of Shahi Tukda but with the name I thought it will be difficult to prepare. And even I don't like too much sweetness by dipping in sugar syrup! Nice recipe
    would love to try it!!


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