Here comes my second post on Holi Recipes.Shahi tukda is one of the easy & rich dessert recipes which is loved by all especially kids.I had been tempted many times by seeing the posts of our fellow bloggers and was waiting to try at least once in my kitchen.Last week i went to a restaurant with my friends and i tasted this shahi tukda for the first time.It was served warm and we all liked it very much.In the menu card,this recipe was mentioned as Shahi tukda @ Double Ka Meetha,When i saw that,i thought both were same and its a two in one sweet.But when i browsed,i found Double Ka meetha is a Hyderabadi dessert which is similar to shahi tukra in procedure but the consistency is like a bread pudding.
As i am too calorie conscious,i deep fried the bread slices in ghee for Raksha alone.For Myself & Sendhil, i thought of deep frying it in oil but i was worried whether oil smell would be predominant.At last i went for baking option.I have discussed both the methods here.Both has its own taste and flavour.Baked bread stayed crispy for long time.So u can prepare in advance and add sugar syrup and rabri whenever u want and serve warm.If u are calorie conscious like me,do try baking method else follow the usual procedure.
First boil the milk in a heavy bottomed pan.When it is reduced to 1 cup,add saffron threads.Mix well and boil for some more time.It will reduce to 3/4 cup.It takes nearly 30 minutes
Before switching off the flame add the chopped nuts,cardamom powder.Mix and set aside.
In the mean time,take sugar and water in a bowl.Make syrup like u prepare for gulab jamun.ie.After the sugar is dissolved in water,boil for 2 minutes.
In the mean time,remove the crust of bread and cut into triangles.Deep fry in ghee till golden brown & crispy and set aside.
If u opt for baking method,grease the bread slices with ghee on both sides.Preheat oven in convection mode in 180c for 10 minutes.Arrange the bread pieces in the turn table and bake in 180c for 20-25 minutes.Flip once in the middle.
Dip the bread pieces in sugar syrup for 2-3 minutes flipping once or twice.Take it out and arrange in a plate.
Pour rabri on top ,keep for 5 minutes and serve !
As i have added more saffron threads,my rabri became deep yellow in color.So please add less if u want light in color.
Deep frying in ghee and baking has its own taste difference.Try any based on ur wish.If u are calorie conscious,do try baking method.It won’t disappoint u.
Give deep fried breads for kids & guests.They will love it like anything .
No consistency is required for sugar syrup.Prepare like gulab jamun syrup.Add rose essence or cardamom powder.
Please adjust the quantity of sugar based on ur liking.