Shahi Tukda – Indian bread pudding2015-11-03
- Yield : 400 gms
- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 20m
Sinfully rich and mildly sweet, this dish is irresistible
Mildly sweet golden fried bread served with thickened milk (rabri) or cream garnished with crunchy dry fruits- the description itself sounds delicious. This uncomplicated sweet called Shahi Tukda is a kind of Indian bread pudding that no child or adult can resist. The recipe is similar to Double ka Meetha, a hyderabadi sweet. The major difference being shahi tukda has crisp and crunchy bread slices and double ka meetha has them soft and gooey.
Stale bread works best with this recipe but if you cant manage it, keep the bread for a few hours in the refrigerator and then use it.
You can also pan fry or toast the bread instead of deep frying it. Specially if you want the fat content in the dish reduced. Just make sure that the bread is golden brown and crunchy.
Origins of Shahi Tukda
This recipe traces it’s origins to the mughal regime and is particularly prepared during the festive month of Ramzan and on Eid. The recipe uses bread, condensed milk, and dry fruits. Source: Wikipedia
- Bread 6 slices (stale bread preferable)
- Sugar 150 gm
- Ghee 100 gms
- Cream 200 ml
- Almonds 15-20
- Pistachios 10-12
Heat ghee and deep fry the diagonally cut slices of bread till they are crisp and golden brown
Dissolve sugar in 2 cups of water over medium heat and let it boil for about 10 minutes. You can do this while the bread slices are being fried.
Dip each slice of bread in sugar syrup and arrange it in a plate
Pour cream over the sugar dipped bread slices
Garnish with thinly sliced almonds and pistachios and refrigerate.
Serve Shahi Tukda as a dessert after a dinner of any mughlai cuisine to complete the spread. This dish is best served cold.
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