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shahi tukra



Shahi Tukra is a rich, royal Mughlai dessert of fried sugar syrup coated bread topped and soaked with fragrant creamy sweet thickened milk or ‘rabri' and garnished with dry fruits. This cherished dessert is made during festivals and special occasions. It bursts with flavors of cardamom, saffron, almond and pistachios.

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6 slices


2 cups


1/2 cup


1/2 cup

ghee (clarified butter)

2 tablespoons

cardamom powder

1/4 teaspoon

saffron strands

1/4 teaspoon

Almonds and pistachios for garnish



Step 1:

Cut the bread slices into triangle or square shapes.

Step 2:

Heat ghee in a pan and fry the bread slices until golden.

Step 3:

In another pan, boil milk until it reduces to half. Add sugar, cardamom powder, and saffron strands. Stir well.

Step 4:

In a separate pan, make sugar syrup by boiling water and sugar.

Step 5:

Dip the fried bread slices in sugar syrup and arrange them in a flat dish.

Step 6:

Pour the thickened milk over the bread slices and let it soak for a few minutes.

Step 7:

Garnish with almonds and pistachios.

Step 8:

Chill for a couple of hours before serving.

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