Jun 22, 2012

Shahi Tukra

Shahi Tukra

A very popular Indian dessert, made of shallow fried bread slices, thick sweetened milk and sugar syrup.

Makes: 6 tukras

Serves: 3 – 6


For sugar syrup:

1/2 cup (100 ml / 4 oz) sugar (Indian standard measuring cup)

1/2 cup (100 ml / 4oz) water


In a bowl, boil sugar and water for 10 – 12 minutes until slightly thickens. Transfer sugar syrup into flat dish (then you can soak bread slices very easily) and keep aside to cool for half an hour (until normal room temperature).

For rabdi (thick sweetened milk):

1 cup (200 ml / 8 oz) boiled milk

3 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon milkmaid sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon sugar

¼ teaspoon cardamom powder


In a non stick sauce pan, mix boiled milk, milkmaid sweetened condensed milk and sugar. Boil for 12 – 15 minutes (stir continuously) until thickens / leaves from the sides of the pan. Switch off the heat. Sprinkle cardamom powder and mix well. Keep aside to cool.

For bread slices (tukra):

3 bread slices

3 teaspoon oil / ghee


Cut bread slices into triangles. 6 triangles from 3 bread slices. Heat a flat frying pan (dosa tawa / roti tawa) on a medium heat. Sprinkle 2 – 3 teaspoons oil / ghee and shallow fry bread triangles until golden color on both the sides ( Do not fry on high heat. It will get dark brown color immediately). Keep aside to cool for 10 minutes.

Final presentation:

Soak shallow fried bread triangles in sugar syrup (do not soak it for too long, just for 30 seconds) and arrange in a flat serving dish. Pour thick sweetened milk (rabdi) over it. Decorate with dry fruits / saffron ….

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