Shahi Tukra


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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.

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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)


  1. Cut dry slices of bread into half, lengthwise. deep fry in hot ghee till crisp.
  2. Dissolve the sugar in the milk and bring to a boil. set aside till cool enough to handle.
  3. Dip the fried pieces of bread in the milk and sugar, and arrange in a serving dish, in one layer.
  4. Mix the rose water in the rabri and spoon it over the fried bread pieces, to cover all of them.
  5. Spoon the cream on to the centre of each piece. garnish with silver leaves.
  6. Garnish with almonds, pistachios, rose petals and saffron strands. serve hot or chilled.
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