Shahi Tukra

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Preparation Time : 30 minutes

Cooking Time : 20 minutes

Serving : 4 to 6 members


This is a North Indian bread based dessert . It is also pronounced as shahi tukrey and shahi Tukda . It’s rich and easy to follow recipe With ingredients always available at home . I learnt this dish from a vedio tape from-nestle foods . They had given the vedio tapes as an advertisement to promote the use of milk maid in the early nineties .


Bread10 slices ( edges removed and cut into triangles )
milk 5 cups
cream 1 cup
ghee or oil to deep fry
sugar1 1/2 cup
saffron 1/4 tea spoon
cornflour 1/2 teaspoon diluted in 1 tea spoon water
yellow food coloura big pinch
nuts5 tea spoon chopped to garnish

For the sugar syrup

Sugar 1 cup
water1/2 cup
rose water1/2 tea spoon


  1. Boil all ingredients together for the sugar syrup to a one string consistency . Remove from heat and keep aside to cool .
  2. Boil milk , cream , sugar and saffron in a heavy bottomed pan till reduced to slightly thick consistency .
  3. Add the diluted cornflour and yellow food colour . Mix well , stirring to get a thick pouring consistency sauce . Keep aside to cool .
  4. Heat ghee or oil to deep fry . Deep fry the bread slices to golden brown in colour and crisp . Strain and keep aside .
  5. Dip the fried bread in sugar syrup , drain and keep aside . Pour the milk mixture over the fried bread pieces on a platter .
  6. Garnish with nuts . Keep in the refrigerator and serve chilled .