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Shahi Tukda Recipe

Shahi Tukda, meaning royal bread, is a decadent Indian dessert with a rich history dating back to the Mughal era. This delightful treat consists of crisp, fried bread slices soaked in sugar syrup and adorned with a creamy blend of milk, cornflour, Nestlé MILKMAID, spices, and nuts. Each mouthful offers a delightful combination of textures and flavours, truly deserving its royal title.

About Our Recipe

Enhancing the traditional Mughlai delicacy, our Shahi Tukda recipe brings a distinctive touch to this sweet dish by incorporating Nestlé MILKMAID. This addition imparts a luscious texture and delightful sweetness to the milk mixture, elevating the overall indulgence.

However, Shahi Tukda is more than the sum of its sweetened bread and milk parts. It's a delightful dessert where crisp, sweetened bread meets the luxurious embrace of silky MILKMAID. Additionally, the nutty richness of almonds and the aromatic essence of cardamom provide the finishing touches, transforming the dish into an unforgettable experience.

Surprisingly easy to prepare, this royal dessert requires only readily available ingredients and simple steps. In no time, you can have a plate of Shahi Tukda, fit for royalty, gracing your table.

So, gather your ingredients and get ready to add a touch of regality to your feast with our Shahi Tukda recipe. Want more regal goodness? Try the Mango Shahi Tukda recipe and Double ka Meetha recipe for a delightful twist. It's time to elevate your culinary experience with these truly royal treats!

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  • 1Nestlé MILKMAID Mini
  • 1 cup (150 ml)Nestlé a+ Toned Milk
  • 1 tbsp.Cornflour
  • 1 tspCardamom Powder (Elaichi Powder)
  • 8 slicesBread
  • 1 tbspChopped Almonds
  • To FryOil/Ghee

For Syrup

  • 1 cup (175 gm)Sugar
  • 1 cup (150 ml)Water

How to make Shahi Tukda

  • Step 1:  Make a paste of corn flour with some milk. Mix Nestlé MILKMAID with the rest of the milk.
  • Step 2:  Bring milk mixture to boil. Add corn flour paste and cook stirring constantly until thick. Then add elaichi powder.
  • Step 3:  Prepare syrup by boiling water and sugar together. Strain and keep aside.
  • Step 4:  Cut bread slices into two and deep fry in ghee till golden brown.
  • Step 5:  Immediately put the fried bread into sugar syrup. Dip for a fraction of a minute, so that the tukras remain crisp. Remove from syrup and arrange in a serving dish.
  • Step 6:  Top each piece of bread with 1 tbsp mixture of Nestlé MILKMAID and nuts.
  • Step 7:  Serve chilled.

Tips to make Shahi Tukda

  • The Shahi Tukda recipe allows for the use of whole wheat, brown, or white bread.
  • Opt for whole or full-fat milk for a richer and creamier Nestlé MILKMAID-milk mixture.
  • You can skip the ghee and simply toast the bread slices for a healthier option.
  • Feel free to replace almonds with any nuts you have available.
  • Cook the sugar syrup to a one-string consistency (a single thread forms with syrup when you gently pull apart the forefinger and your thumb) to avoid making the bread soggy during absorption.

FAQs on Shahi Tukda

1. How to serve Shahi Tukda, warm or cold?

The choice between serving it warm or cold is a matter of personal preference, though traditionally, it is served chilled.

To serve Shahi Tukda chilled:

  • Once the bread is fried and soaked in sugar syrup, let it cool to room temperature.
  • Transfer it to a serving dish and refrigerate for at least an hour or until chilled.
  • Before serving, sprinkle some chopped nuts on top.

To serve Shahi Tukda warm:

  • Heat the Shahi Tukda in a microwave or oven until warm.
  • Transfer the Shahi Tukda to a serving dish and serve immediately.
  • You can also sprinkle some chopped nuts on top before serving.

Overall, Shahi Tukda tastes delicious, both warm and cold, so it's entirely up to you how you want to serve it.

2. Can I make Shahi Tukda ahead of time?

Absolutely! Shahi Tukda is a dessert that you can prepare in advance. Just make it ahead of time and refrigerate it for a few hours before serving. For an extra touch of creaminess and richness, consider garnishing it with Nestlé MILKMAID just before serving.

3. How can I garnish Shahi Tukda to make it look and taste more tempting?

While Shahi Tukda is already a rich and flavourful dessert, you can make it look even more delicious by adding some extra touches. Just sprinkle some chopped nuts like almonds, pistachios, and cashews on top. You can also make it creamier by adding a little more Nestlé MILKMAID to the Shahi Tukda recipe. However, ensure that the addition of MILKMAID is moderate to avoid the dessert becoming overly sweet.

4. How long does Shahi Tukra last?

The shelf life of Shahi Tukra depends on how you store it:

  • If kept in an airtight container at room temperature, it can last several hours to a day.
  • In the refrigerator, it can stay good for 2-3 days.
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