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March 12, 2014


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Shahi tukda

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 sweetWinking smile.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.
Shahi tukda recipe
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 procedureSmile with tongue out.
Shahi tukda recipe

ShahiTukda Recipe

ShahiTukda Recipe Shahi tukra/Shahi tukda recipe - Rich,yummy dessert !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 30 Minutes
Total time: 35 Minutes


  • Bread slices - 4 nos
  • Ghee - to deep fry
For sugar syrup
  • Sugar - 1/3 cup
  • Water - 1/3 cup
  • Rose essence or cardamom powder - little
For rabri
  • Milk - 3 cups
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp
  • Saffron threads - few
  • Chopped nuts - a handful
  • Cardamom powder -1/8 tsp

  • 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 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 !

Shahi tukda recipe


  • 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 Smile.
  • 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.

Shahi tukda recipe

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Kaveri Venkatesh said...

I usually don't make this thinking of the amount of gher the bread soaks up while frying..but baking seems to be a great idea..will try it sometime soon. Looks scrumptious. .very tempting

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Wow i love this any time, baking sounds interesting. nice clicks

great-secret-of-life said...

nice tempting clicks.. Love the fact it is baked

Rafeeda AR said...

pls pass on that plate... love that yellow rabdi as well... so good....

Radha Natarajan said...

I have never been tempted to make this dessert, but after seeing your jaw dropping clicks and the detailed posts, am going to make it and post it ...thanks for the inspiration as always Chitra;-)

nandoos kitchen said...

Wow! superb Chitra. Tempting clicks and shahi thukda looks absolutely yumm..

Unknown said...

Akkaaaaaaaa, Wowwwwww, I will definitely try this dish this weekend ka.. You are inviting people by clicking such nice pics :) Super ka :) I am even sharing your link to my friends. They are liking it very much :) Keep posting such beautiful and Yummy recipes ka :)

Unknown said...

Looks too good dear ..very tempting !!

Suja Ram said...

Wow..this is too good. My mom used to prepare a similar one called Bread Jamun, but the bread is cut to bite-size and fried in ghee/oil. Baking is a healthier option. I should update my post with your idea. Thanks

Chitra said...

Thank u so much for sharing my recipes with ur frnds da. U r so sweet :)

Unknown said...

awesome clicks.. my all time fav.. i too roast it as u do.. that cuts so much calorie

Unknown said...

What a killing picture......... Shahi tikka looks fantastic !!

Priya said...

I love shahi tukda ,its very rich and def i want to go for baking method ..Loved ur clicks .

prethika said...

mindblowing ...baked bread slice instead of frying with oil sounds interesting...

Laxmipriya said...

never thought of making this dessert just cos it requires deep frying in ghee.. will try baking some time.. nice that u have inspired many with the clicks.. so inviting.. :)

Anusha said...

A classic dessert made to perfection. I love those golden slices dunked in that yummy syrup :)

Unknown said...

loved it ..will surely try

Anonymous said...

First time here and I love this dessert and its really been a while having it… wonderful presentation!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Mouthwatering !

Lifewithspices said...

tis s jus fab.. glad its not fried

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting dessert

hotpotcooking said...

Delicious dessert.

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

u should not tempt me much :D loved the clicks

Sona said...

Looks delicious and yummy! Baking them is a good idea and healthy too..

Chitra said...

Thanks a lot for those encouraging words mam :) U inspire me with those wonderful comments :)

Unknown said...

wow superb chitra

Unknown said...

Delicious dessert... yummy....