Shahi Tukda

A sweet,delicious and easy recipe made from leftover bread slices.
Cooking Time : 30 Minutes
Servings : 3-4
  • Left over Bread / Stale bread - 6 slices (cut into small cubes/triangles/circle)
  • Milk - 8 cups
  • Sugar - 3 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 cup (for syrup)
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Saffron - 1/2 tsp
  • Chopped Nuts (Almonds, Pista, Cashews etc) - 2 tblsp
  • Dates Syrup - 1 tblsp (optional)
  1. Boil the milk in a heavy-bottomed pan for about 40-45 min on medium heat stirring often till it reduces to almost 1/4th of its original volume. This thick condensed milk is called 'Rabdi'.
  2. Add sugar, cardamom powder and saffron to this and switch off. Keep this aside.
  3. Boil the sugar and water for few minutes to make a sugar syrup. Keep this aside too.
  4. Now cut the bread into desired shapes.
  5. Heat ghee in a frying pan.
  6. Shallow fry the bread slices till it is golden brown and crisp.
  7. Soak the fried bread slices in the sugar syrup for few seconds.
  8. Arrange the sugar soaked bread slices in a plate.
  9. Pour a generous amount of rabdi on top of this.
  10. Garnish with chopped nuts and dates syrup.
  11. Serve this warm when the bread slices are still a bit crunchy or refrigerate and serve chilled.

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