Shahi tukda / Shahi tukra


Shahi tukda or Shahi tukra is a rich mughalai dessert in the traditional way. Shahi means “royal” and tukda/tukra means “a piece”. It is rich in aroma,flavor and calories. Here the bread should be deep fried to golden brown colour, but I have fried just like that according to the desire of my kids. This can be served warm or chilled, particularly meant for festive occasions.


  • Rabri (warm) – 1 cup
  • Sugar syrup (warm) – 2 cups
  • White/Whole wheat Bread – 6 slices
  • Pistachios – 5 nos
  • Almond/Badam – 5 nos
  • Ghee/Clarified butter – 2 tbsp


  • Boil 2 cups of water, add in the pistachios and badam/almonds. cook until their skin oozes, remove from fire, drain the water, pour in 2 cups of tap water, peel the skin and keep it aside.
  • Heat a tbsp. of ghee/clarified butter in a tawa, halve the bread slices to triangle shape, toast the bread slices until they turn golden brown or dark brown.
  • Remove the bread slices, dip them in the sugar syrup and transfer them to a plate.
  • Arrange the bread slices in a serving plate, pour in 2 cups of rabdi and garnish them with finely chopped pista/pistachios, badam/almond and few strands of saffron.

Serve hot or at room temperature or chilled.

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