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Shahi Tukra (Shahi Tukda)

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A traditional Indian dessert ideal for all occasions.
Shahi Tukra (Shahi Tukda)

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 3 votes

Shahi Tukra (Shahi Tukda) Recipe

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

Ingredients for Shahi Tukra (Shahi Tukda)

  • 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

How to make Shahi Tukra (Shahi Tukda)

  • 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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Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

1 comment

Anjanidevi. October 4, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Nice sweet dish …easy to make …


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