Shahi Tukda

Ingredients Of Shahi Tukda

  • 4 slices Large white bread (edges trimmed off)

  • Ghee (clarified butter) for deep-frying

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • Rabri (made of 1/2 kg milk)

  • 1 tsp gulab jal (rose water)

  • 1/2 cup malai (clotted cream) or thick cream

  • Vark (silver leaves, optional)

  • For garnish:

  • 2 tbsp almonds (slivered), blanched

  • 2 tbsp pistachios (slivered), blanched

  • Few rose petals (optional)

  • Few kesar strands (saffron)

How to Make Shahi Tukda

  • 1.Cut the bread slices into half, lengthwise, and deep fry in hot ghee, till crisp.

  • 2.Dissolve the sugar in the milk and bring to a boil, and keep aside till cool enough to handle.

  • 3.Dip the bread in the milk and sugar solution, and arrange the pieces in a serving dish, in one layer.

  • 4.Mix the rose water in the `rabri' and spoon it over the bread slices, to cover all of them.

  • 5.Spoon the malai or cream over the center of each slice.

  • 6.Garnish the vark over this, in case you are using it.

  • 7.Garnish with almonds, pistachios, rose petals and the saffron strands. Serve hot or chilled.

Key Ingredients: white bread (edges trimmed off), Ghee (clarified butter) for deep-frying, sugar, milk, Rabri (made of 1/2 kg milk), gulab jal (rose water), malai (clotted cream) or thick cream, Vark (silver leaves, optional), almonds (slivered), pistachios (slivered), Few rose petals (optional), Few kesar strands (saffron)

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