Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Shahi Tukda - शाही टुकड़ा (Bread Pudding)

Hello friends,


When I posted Double Ka Meetha recipe I got a lot of comments saying, it sounds like Shahi Tukda, so I said, let me look it up, as I too had heard about this sweet a bit and just wanted to try it out. Might I say, yes, it is very similar to Double Ka Meetha. Both of these desserts are something that I would surely like to make again and again :)


My pics are not very good as I used a big pan instead of a plate with just 2-3 slices. Also, I did not cut the edges off as many recipes suggest (why waste, right?)


Shahi Tukda - शाही टुकड़ा  (Bread Pudding)


Ingredients
Bread Slices - 6 (I used brown bread as we don't bring white bread at all, but traditionally white is used)
Milk - 1 cup (full fat is better, so, please try not to use skim)
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Green Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tsp
Pistachios - 1/4 cup (coarsely crushed or use even sliced or chopped, as you like)
Ghee (Clarified Butter) - to pan fry bread slices, so about 2 tbsp
Preparation

  • Cut in triangles and let them air dry for 2 or more hours, till they are completely dry.
  • Mix water and sugar in a bowl and heat. Once the sugar is all dissolved, let it boil for about 10 minutes. 
  • Add green cardamom powder to it, mix well and take it off the heat and let it cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, take a heavy bottomed pan and boil milk.
  • Once the milk is boiling, simmer heat and let it reduce to about 1/2 of its quantity.
  • While milk is reducing, take the bread slices, apply ghee on both sides of the bread and tawa (pan) fry it till it is golden brown on both the sides.
  • Take the fried pan in a plate (I had more bread slices, so I did it in a bigger wide pan itself), pour sugar syrup on it and let it get absorbed.
  • Mix 3/4 of coarse pistachio to it and let it cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Now, pour this reduced milk on top of the bread slices with sugar syrup and let it get absorbed too.
  • Sprinkle the remaining pistachio on top.
  • If you prefer to eat it chilled (like most of the recipes suggest), refrigerate it. But, N and I prefer it warm, so we let it stay on the stove top.

Serving
Serve it as a dessert after lunch or dinner. Traditionally, it is served chilled (I have never had it in the sweet shop, so no idea). But, we ate it warm like all other desserts that N and I do.




I am sending this to Bread Mania event of Chaitra.



That's all for now. Take care till next post.

37 comments:

Satya said...

shahi tukda looks delicious n very easy too....nice dessert for sudden guest visits :) i liked ur double ka mitha too...

PranisKitchen said...

i like anything with bread this one sounds so uyummy sure try this simple delicious dish..

suma said...

This is undoubtedly one of the most delicious and rich sweets, yuumm..

Sanjeeta kk said...

Mouth could not stop water. Time to indulge. Good wishes.

Neha said...

wow..this is so yummy...It will be an instant hit for my two year old son.I will try this soon for sure :)

Kanchan said...

Oh .. i love anything with bread .. n this is one of my favorites !
Looks too delicious.

sowmya's creative saga said...

love this..made it long ago..have to do this again..

Sushma Mallya said...

looks too delicious and very tempting pic as well

Niloufer Riyaz said...

what a mouth watering dessert Priya. Kudos

rekhas kitchen said...

Looks mouthwatering my favorite dessert yummm

Priya said...

Slurppp!!mouthwatering pudding..

Life is beautiful!!! said...

The recipe looks too yummy :) Bread, milk and sugar...whatelse is needed to make a perfect desert. Very nice :)

Rashmi said...

that brings back fond memories..I used to love this as a kid, thanks for reviving those memories

Rashmi said...

that brings back fond memories..I used to love this as a kid, thanks for reviving those memories

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy thuka..nice photo

Preeti Kashyap said...

Love Shahi Rukra with rabdi! yummy!

Jaisy James said...

good dear. nice click too

Malar Gandhi said...

Love this dessert so much, mouth watering preparation there...am gonna knock your door, soon.:)

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

Shahi tukda looks delicious...looks like a distant cousin of the french toast that I make at home..thanks for sharing..

Priti said...

Oh my ...looks so yum....wish to grab n eat :)

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks super delicious..too good, will surely try this.

Panchpakwan said...

Simple and mouthwatering sweet dish...

Jay said...

healthy n delicious tea time snack...a very perfect entry for the event

SS blogs here said...

Hey Priya.. this does sound like Double ka meetha. Did you feel one or the other was better for you? Easier or faster or healthier or just better flavour..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

SS, I think both double ka meetha and shahi tukda had their own flavor, both had sun dried bread. In one I deep fried bread and had more milk and the other was pan fried (like toasted) and with sugar syrup and less milk. Now, if you like it little mushy, go for double ka meetha, but if you like it biting thing, go for shahi tukda.

SS blogs here said...

Oh ok.. actually yes, your pictures do show the bread holding its shape here. Thanks for that description, Priya! :)

You are so sweet to come and reply on my blog. But there is no need. I always come back here and check for replies if I ask questions :) so just reply here and that will be good for me! Thanks, have a great day!! :)

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Really delicious with pistachio on top, thanks for sharing dear...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That's OK SS, I try to leave a reply to the visitor's blog or email them back as not everyone visits back to look for the response :) Thanks for visiting back though :)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

hey priya....my gosh....i m droooling over n over........my fav fav fav dessert ..wanna hv the bite of tukda with creamy rabdi..we r so near..parcel me darling..haha.we use to make this with dal-batti as rabdi was always there in desserts....so why nt go for shahi tukda...

Kiran said...

Shahi tukda is looking very delicious.Never had it before.New to me.Will try it soon.

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks great... mouthwatering dish.. thxs for sharing..

Suma Gandlur said...

Just yesterday I was talking about this with my mother. I see your post today. Sounds very delicious.

Rachana said...

This is a simple and delicious dessert! Perfect recipe to use up some leftover bread.

Torviewtoronto said...

Looks tasty and lovely with the saffron and nuts

simply.food said...

Bread pudding looks delectable.

Soma Pradhan said...

a VERY NICE RECIPE...i like shahi tukda a lot..

Deepti Sidana said...

Hey Priya,
Made Shahi Tukda last night.Came out really good.Thanks for sharing the recipe

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