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Shahi Tukra (Shahi Tukda)

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A traditional Indian dessert ideal for all occasions.

Shahi Tukra is a popular Indian dessert that is traditionally made with fried bread dipped in sweetened milk. The dessert is usually garnished with crushed pistachios or almonds and saffron strands.

It is said to have originated during the Mughal reign and is one of the most popular classic royal desserts in India.

Shahi Tukra is also known as Shahi Tukda.

Shahi Tukda is one of Hyderabadi cuisine’s most famous dishes. They’re traditionally made during the festival time, although they are also eaten year-round.

It is a favorite dessert to make during festivals like Eid and Diwali and wedding receptions and parties.

It is best served chilled.

Shahi Tukra (Shahi Tukda)


Shahi Tukra (Shahi Tukda)
5 from 4 votes

Shahi Tukra (Shahi Tukda)

A traditional Indian dessert ideal for all occasions.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Awadhi, Hyderabadi


  • 8 to 9 Bread Slices
  • 200 ml Milk
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Custard Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Saffron Strands
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Cashew Nuts
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Raisins
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Almonds sliced (optional)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Pistachios sliced(optional)
  • as required for frying Ghee
  • 4 tsp Oil


  • Heat oil in a small frying pan.
  • Fry the cashew nuts and raisins until lightly golden brown.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • Cut the bread slices into halves.
  • Heat ghee in a pan over medium flame.
  • Add the bread slices and fry until lightly browned and crispy.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • Heat milk in a pan and bring to a boil. Reduce flame to low.
  • Add sugar, saffron strands, custard powder and stir well until sugar has fully dissolved.
  • Transfer the bread slices to a serving dish.
  • Pour the milk on top.
  • Garnish with cashew nuts and raisins.
  • Keep it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Garnish with almonds and pistachios.
  • Serve chilled.


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Anjanidevi. October 4, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Nice sweet dish …easy to make …

5 from 4 votes (4 ratings without comment)

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