Shahi Tukra by Promita Baul

As the name suggests, Shahi Tukra is a royal dessert, made up of bread, dry fruits and cardamom. I can assure you, that not only the name, but the recipe is also quite interesting. It is very tasty and easy to make. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s start with the ingredients.

Ingredients:

4 pieces of bread

1 1/2 cups milk

4 tbsp condensed milk

1/2 slice fresh bread crumbs

1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

½ cup raisins

A pinch of nutmeg (jaiphal) powder

1 tbsp slivered almonds (badam) and pistachios

1 to 2 edible silver leaf (vark)

Method:

Combine the milk, bread crumbs, cardamom and nutmeg in a broad bottomed non-stick pan and boil it till the mixture becomes thick. Then once it is done, remove the pan and keep it aside and give it a standing time. Next cut the crusts off from the slices of bread/raisin toast and quarter the slices. Then heat oil in a pan at medium flame and deep fry the pieces of bread in it till they are crisp and golden. Drain on paper towels.

In the same oil, sauté the raisins till they puff up and then remove from the oil and drain well on paper towels. Put the bread pieces on a flat serving dish and add the thickened milk mixture on top of it ensuring that all the bread pieces are covered. Refrigerate till it is chilled.

Your Shahi Tukra is ready. You can garnish with the silver vark, raisins, almonds and pistachios.

Note: Calorie conscious people may use simple toast bread instead of fried bread.

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