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Truly a shahi(royal) dessert, as its name suggests, Shahi Tukra is a rich bread pudding recipe with dry fruits, flavored with cardamom. It's simple to make and a great sweet dish to be served on festivals and special days. Relish shahi tukra with kheer or rabdi.
4 slices white bread
2 tbsp sugar
0.5 cup milk
0.5 kg rabri
1 tsp gulab jal
0.5 cup malai
ghee for deep frying
vark (leaves of beaten silver), optional
2 tbsp blanched and silvered almonds
2 tbsp blanched and silvered pistachio
a few rose petals
a few strands of kesar(saffron)
- Cut dry slices of bread into half, lengthwise. deep fry in hot ghee till crisp.
- Dissolve the sugar in the milk and bring to a boil. set aside till cool enough to handle.
- Dip the fried pieces of bread in the milk and sugar, and arrange in a serving dish, in one layer.
- Mix the rose water in the rabri and spoon it over the fried bread pieces, to cover all of them.
- Spoon the cream on to the centre of each piece. garnish with silver leaves.
- Garnish with almonds, pistachios, rose petals and saffron strands. serve hot or chilled.
This recipe was contributed by goodrecipies on 08 Jul 2005
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