Shahi Tukda (also called Shahi Toast or Shahi Bread) is a famous royal desert from the time of Mughal Empire in India. It is a rich bread pudding with dry fruits, flavored with cardamom and a part of Mughlai Cuisine.
Ingredients (4 servings)
- Milk – 3 cups
- Bread – 4 slices
- Sugar – 4 tbsp
- Green Cardamom – 1 tsp
- Kesar(Saffron) – 3-4 strands
- Raisins – 15-20
- Almonds – 7-8 (chopped)
- Pista – 7-8 (chopped)
- Khoya – 50 gms (optional)
- Oil – for frying
- Cut each bread slice into two halves diagonally or lengthwise.
- Heat oil in a kadai, deep fry the bread pieces on medium flame till golden brown. Keep aside.
- Boil milk for 10-12 minutes on medium heat till it becomes little thick, keep stirring continuously. Add sugar, cardamom and saffron in the boiling milk, let it boil for another 5-7 minutes, stirring continuously.
- Dip each piece of fried bread in milk and keep in a plate. Don’t put one on top of the other.
- Let the milk boil for another 10-15 minutes till it becomes thick like condensed milk. Add khoya, raisins, almonds, pista and mix well.
- Pour this milk preparation equally over the bread slices and let it absorb completely. Garnish with chopped nuts.
- Shahi Tukda is ready to be served hot or cold.