Shahi Tukda Recipe

Shahi Tukda is a dessert that is truly fit for royalty. With its rich, indulgent flavours and delicate textures, it is a dish that has been enjoyed by Mughal emperors and their courts for centuries. Today, it remains a popular dessert in India and beyond and is the perfect way to conclude any special occasion or celebration.
It is a scrumptious dessert made with slices of bread that are fried until they are golden and crispy. These slices are then soaked in a fragrant and creamy syrup, which is made by simmering milk, sugar, and cardamom together. Then, the dessert is topped with chopped nuts and dried fruits.
The dessert also involves rabri, which is essentially a sweetened and thickened milk pudding. But making the rabri is a time taking process which can be easily reduced with the use of Nestlé MILKMAID. Its rich and creamy flavour, spooned over the top of the bread, creates a decadent and delicious dessert that is sure to impress.
Follow our quick and easy Shahi Tukda recipe with Nestlé MILKMAID to relish with your family and friends.

  • Servings - 8
  • Preparation - 15 Min
  • Chilling - 30 Min Min

Ingredients for Shahi Tukda

  • 1/2 tin Nestlé MILKMAID
  • 1 cup (150 ml) Nestlé a+ Toned Milk
  • 1 tbsp. Cornflour
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder (Elaichi Powder)
  • 8 slices Bread
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Almonds
  • To Fry Oil/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.

FAQs on Shahi Tukda

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

Whether to serve it warm or cold depends on personal preference, but traditionally it is served chilled.

To serve Shahi Tukda chilled:

  • Once the bread is fried and soaked in sugar syrup, let it cool to the 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 the Shahi Tukda recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can make Shahi Tukda ahead of time. Shahi Tukda is a dessert that can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

3. How can I decorate Shahi Tukda to make it fancier?

While Shahi Tukda is already a rich and flavourful dessert, you can decorate it to make it look even fancier and more appealing. Add a generous amount of chopped nuts like almonds, pistachios, and cashews on top and some saffron strands for more colour. You can layer Shahi Tukda with Nestlé MILKMAID for presentation and a delicious creamy flavour.

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