Shahi Tukda

Shahi Tukda

A Mughlai delicacy composed with fried bread, thickened sweetened milk, saffron, & nuts is called Shahi Tukda. A dessert suited for royalty, as the name implies.

Servings - 5
Difficulty Level - Easy
Preparation Time - 30 Mins
Cook Time - 30 Mins


  • 5 slices Bread, thick cut
  • Oil/Ghee for Frying
  • 75 gm / 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 100 gm / ½ cup Water
  • 2 no’s Mastercook Elaichi
  • Rabri, for serving
  • Assorted chopped nuts, for garnish


  • In a large Kadai or pot, heat the oil till it is about medium hot.
  • Add the sugar, water and Mastercook Elaichi to a pot and heat till the sugar has dissolved. Boil for 2-3 minutes more till slightly thickened. Cool completely.
  • Cut the crusts off the bread and cut each slice diagonally into two triangles
  • Fry the bread in the oil till deep golden brown. Set on a wire rack to drain all the excess oil and pat gently with a paper towel to rid the rest of the oil.
  • Dip each bread slice into the sugar syrup and turn a few times to thoroughly soak. Place on a platter and repeat with the rest
  • Finish with a generous spoon of rabri and chopped nuts.

Tips for Cooking

  • Ideally, you would want to cut the bread yourself, so you get thicker slices. But if this is not possible, store-bought slices will work fine.
  • Adding to the first tip, the tastiest shahi tukda would come from baking fresh homemade bread, nothing beats it!
  • If you notice that the bread is gaining color too quickly, lower the flame or add more slices in so that they take a little time to get color. This ensures that it becomes super crispy.
  • Be sure to pat the excess oil otherwise the syrup wont soak in.
  • You can choose to add saffron and some rose water to the syrup.

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