Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Mughali Dessert : SHAHI TUKRA

Hi Friends

Hope everyone knew about the Mughal period..Shahi Tukra is truly Royal Dessert from the Mughal Empire at Royal Kitchen.It is very very simple,traditional and purely rich bread pudding with dry fruits and nuts flavored with crushed cardamom powder and milk saffron mixture.

Here is the traditional royal recipe as below :)


  • 1 Litre Milk plus 1 Tablespoon Milk for the saffron.
  • 1 cup Sugar  or 1 can Sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 to 8 Slices of  Bread.
  • 2 or 3 Saffron Threads.
  • 1/4 Cup or 6 tablespoon Ghee for deep frying the bread.
  • 1/2 Tsp Cardamom powder
  • A handful of Raisin/Sultanas
  • Few Silvered almonds for garnishing.
If you want to reduce the half.Then make half of the measurements and make it.

  • Take a oven proof bowl add 1 Tablespoon milk and microwave it for about 30 seconds to get warm milk
  • Put saffron threads to the warm milk bowl and Set aside.
  • Mix Milk and condensed milk/sugar to the deep bottomed sauce pan.Allow it to heat on a medium flame
  • Stir continuously to avoid burning from the bottom.
  • Once it is reduced to half quantity.Turn off the heat.
  • Allow it to cool.
  •  Take Bread,Cut out the edges and cut it diagonally or cut into any desired shapes of your choice.
  • Take a deep bottomed Kadai Add ghee to it. Allow it to heat on medium high  flame.
  • Deep fry the bread one by one until it is golden brown. Drain into paper towels.Allow it to cool.
  • Put Raisins/Sultanas to the remaining ghee and fry it till it is puffed up.
  • Once the milk is cooled. Add cardamom powder and saffron milk mixture. Mix well until it is well combined,
How to Assemble:

  1. Take  a serving plate or bowl, Place a bread slice on it and pour the milk mixture to it. Add another bread slice on the bread soaked milk and pour the milk mixture to form a stack. 
  2. Repeat it to the same step 1 as above until the bread slices are set. 
  3. Finally pour the remaining milk mixture to it.
  4. Garnish it with silvered almonds and ghee roasted raisins/sultanas on your own design.
  5. Set to the refrigerator before serving for about 15 to 30 minutes.
  6. Once cooled from the fridge.Allow it to set at the room temperature if you don't want it to be cooled more  before serving.
  7. If you want immediately then allow it soak for about 15 minutes then serve it on the serving plate once it is garnished.
  8. Enjoy it from the Royal kitchen to yours! :)
Enjoy !!! Happy Royal Feast :)

Awaiting to hear your comments and your experience at home.

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  1. Delicious and traditional dessert Archana.

  2. looks delicious, u have a lovely blog, thanks for sending this recipe to my event and using the logo

  3. Yummy delicious shahi dessert, love them :)

  4. Shahi tukra is one of my all time favourite Indian sweets, though I don't dare to make it because of my calorie conscious husband. It's the perfect dessert for Ied....thanks for linking it to my Virtual Eid Potluck Party. Glad to follow you.

  5. Looks so tempting... Would like to grab it from ur plate...

  6. Delicious dessert, i too make this but with almond milk!

  7. looks delicious achu dont know how bread wud taste this way and btw the background of biscuits look good here

  8. I like this dessert a lot........

  9. looks very yummy.. makes me drool here..

  10. I had this at an Indian restaurant in Connecticut and fell in love with it. I have been planning to try to make it for a long time. Yours looks so good.

  11. Hi Achu, Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing your comments. I am now happy to follow your blog.. You have a very nice one,



  12. this looks yummy!! Thanks for visiting me...I am following you now...


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