Shahi Tukda is a delicious and rich dessert commonly enjoyed in India, particularly during festive seasons and special occasions. It hails from the royal kitchens of the Mughal Empire. The dish consists of deep-fried pieces of bread soaked in a sugar syrup, topped with thickened, sweetened milk, and garnished with dry fruits. It is rich in calories and provides energy, but should be consumed in moderation due to its high sugar content.
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Cut the bread slices into triangles and deep fry them in ghee until it turns crisp and golden.
In a separate pan, prepare a sugar syrup by boiling sugar and water together. Once the syrup achieves a sticky consistency, remove it from heat.
In another vessel, heat milk on low flame and stir it continuously until it reduces by half. Then add condensed milk and cardamom powder for flavour and continue to stir till it thickens.
Soak the fried bread triangles in the sugar syrup and arrange them on a plate.
Pour the thickened milk over the bread slices and garnish with chopped almonds and pistachios.
Serve the Shahi Tukda chilled for the best taste.