Shahi Tukra

Desserts? are something that can perk up anyone’s mood in no time and when they can be made easily, it feels like having them on a regular basis. Apart from all the desi ghee and sugar stuff, we can prepare a sweet dish with some western products as well and drool our taste buds with an amazing flavour. One such product is bread. Bread is a versatile product which can be used to make a variety of dishes. From spicy to sweet?, you can use this staple food in multiple innovative ways.

Here, from the chunk of various bread recipes, we have selected the Hyderabadi Shahi Tukra ?to give it a shot. The dish in question can be prepared during the festive season or occasionally. This is a very simple yet rich creamy dessert that is perfect after dinner. Besides, it melts out like heaven when eaten chilled. So after the dessert gets prepared, refrigerate it for some time and then have it. The recipe of Hyderabadi Shahi Tukra is given below:

Shahi Tukra Recipe in Easy, Simple Steps:

Shahi Tukda (Double ka Meetha)

Preparation time: 1 Hour

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes


For making rabri:

1. 1 litre full fat whole milk

2. Sugar- 2 tbsp

3. 1/4 tsp cardamom powder

4. Saffron- A pinch

5. 3 tbsp milk powder (optional)

6. 1 tsp Kewra water/ Rose water

7. A pinch of saffron/kewra strands or saffron powder.

For making sugar syrup:

1. 1/2 cup sugar

2. 1/4 cup water

3. 4 green cardamoms powdered finely crushed

For garnish:

1. 12-15 almonds, blanched and sliced

2. A few saffron strands

3. 10-12 pistachios, blanched and sliced

Steps to follow:

1. Prepare the Rabri first

Shahi Tukra Rabri

a) Pour one-litre milk in a kadai or a sauce pan and start boiling.

b) Add milk powder to reduce the cooking time of rabri, but that’s optional. If you don’t have it, just stir the milk for some more minutes on a low flame.

c) Add a pinch of crushed saffron and 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder to the rabri

d) Stir the mixture until the milk gets reduced and become thick.

e) Add sugar after switching off the burner and stir the mixture to dissolve the sugar completely.

f) Add kewra water and saffron powder later on.

g) The rabri will take almost an hour to get set on a low flame.

2. Preparing sugar syrup

a) Take a pan and add 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water.

b) Stir the solution gently on a low heat.

c) When the mixture would start to get boil, check out the consistency of the sugar syrup. Cook until you get a one thread consistency.

d) Switch off the flame when you get a one thread consistency and add cardamom powder to it.

3. Prepare the bread slices:

a) Cut the bread slices into squares, rectangles, or triangles.

b) Take a flat pan or a frying pan and heat 1 tbsp of ghee.

c) Place the bread slices over the spread ghee and heat them on a medium flame.

d) Flip the toast when one side gets a brown side and does the same with the other side.

e) Put the slices on a tissue paper.

f) Repeat the process for rest of the slices.

4. Assemble all the stuff to make Shahi Tukra:

a) In the prepared sugar syrup, dip the bread slices. You can put the syrup with the help of spoon as well and coat on the slices properly.

b) In a serving tray, arrange the sugar syrup dipped bread slices.

c) Place the rabri on each slice.

d) Garnish the creamy slices with blanched almonds and pistachios.

e) Your rich and utterly delicious Hyderabadi Shahi Tukra is ready to serve.

TIP: If there is no instant requirement of the sweet dish, put the prepared stuff into the refrigerator for an hour. Add silver foil (Chandi Varak) at the time you serve the dish.