Shahi Tukda( rich bread pudding)

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Shahi_TukdaShahi Tukda as the name suggests means royal dessert which is nothing but a crisp bread pudding flavored with milk rabri and nuts.
Shahi Tukda is said to be origin of Pakistan , its mostly prepared on Eid Al Adha or Bakrid menu.

Shahi Tukda along with biryani is prepared and distributed to the neighbors and friends.But why wait for Eid,lets try this exotic dessert at home and treat yourself royally 🙂

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 35 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

6 White Bread slices
Ghee (clarified butter), for shallow frying
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Water

For Rabri

2 cups Full Fat Milk (500 litre)
1/4 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
1/4 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon of rose water
1 tablespoon sliced pistachio
4-5 Saffron Strands(kesar) for garnishing (optional)

Directions || How to prepare Rabri

Heat milk on medium flame in another small size non-stick or heavy based pan.

When it starts to boil, reduce flame to low and cook until milk quantity is reduced to half around 1 cup and turns thick.

Stir in between occasionally to prevent sticking. Add saffron strands and cardamom powder, rose water and mix well.

Remove it from flame and keep aside. Transfer it to bowl and cool it at room temperature.

Place it in refrigerator until required.

Direction ||How to prepare crisp bread

Take water and sugar in a pan to prepare sugar syrup.

Boil it over low flame until slightly thick and sticky or slightly 1-string consistency syrup for approx. 5-6 minutes. Stir in between occasionally.

Turn off flame and set it aside.

Remove edges of bread slices and cut each slice into 2 triangles.

Now make the breads crispy. Brush bread pieces with ghee and toast on medium heat in non-stick pan or tava until crispy and golden brown on both sides

Dip each crispy bread pieces into prepared sugar syrup.

Direction || For Plating

Arrange them in a deep serving plate.

Pour Rabri over it. Garnish shahi tukda with pistachio.

Serve it at room temperature or place it in refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill before serving.

Tips and Variations:

Shallow fried bread helps to reduce the calorie of the dish.

Roast dry fruits in ghee for a minute before garnishing for crispy taste.

You can also use sliced almonds for garnishing.

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