Shahi Tukda

What is unique about this recipe?

Shahi Tukda is simple to make dessert. It’s a modern-day Mughlai improvement from the home kitchens, an exotic bread pudding, loved by all. 

Often served with fresh sweet cream or Malai or Khova ( a type of cheese) The speciality of this unique mughlai recipe is that, it can be served both hot, and cold. 

The additions of Cream, Khova or Malai and lovely garnishing of nuts really make this recipe truely mouth-watering and delicious. 

Ingredients for Shahi Tukda

Sandwich bread -6-8 white or brown
Clarified butter ( Pure ghee) 1/4 cup
Whole milk – 1 lt
Sugar -1/3 cup
Saffron – 1/2 teaspoon
Rosewater ( optional )- 1/4 teaspoon
Cardamom powder – 1 teaspoon

For garnishing :

Coarsely chopped –
Almond – 2 tablespoons
Pistachios – 2 tablespoons
Raisins – 2 tablespoons



Leave the bread slices to air a day before to prevent them absorbing excess ghee during frying 

Start by slicing the bread diagonally at the center to get 2 equal-sized triangles  and keep aside 

In a frying pan take 2 tablespoons of clarified butter and start frying the chopped almonds, pistachios and raisins on low flame

Once done using the same ghee, fry the bread slices till they turn golden brown and crispy 

Take the slices out and arrange them in a foiled baking tray that has been greased with ghee 

In the next step, we go on to boiling milk in a heavy-bottomed pan which requires the milk to be stirred regularly

After the milk starts to boil add the cardamom powder and simmer the milk till the volume gets reduced to half its original volume
In a cup take 1/4 volume of milk warm it by microwaving it for 30-45 seconds 

To the warmed up milk add the saffron strands. Stir well and set aside.

To the boiling milk add the milk- saffron, sugar and rose water and stir in the ingredients well
Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius 

Drizzle the milk over the arranged bread slices and garnish them in the top with the fried nuts 

Now bake the double roti for about 15-20 minutes till the bread absorbs the rich milk syrup
Serve the mouth-watering Shahi Tukda warm preferable, the Mughlai Dessert!

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