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Friday, April 8, 2005

SHAHI TUKDA (Double ka Meetha) - An Indian bread pudding

SHAHI TUKDA
Here is the recipe for Shahi Tukda, Shahi tukda is also known as "Double ka Meetha" in Hyderabad. Its basically a bread pudding. Very easy to make and totally shahi(royal), your guests will surely be impressed with your culinary skills, not knowing how easy it is to make this.

Shahi Tukda A very exotic and delicious Mughlai dessert, Shahi Tukda was a part of the royal Dastarkhan of the Mughals. Shahi Tukda is sliced bread, dipped into a gravy of treacle (sugar gravy), cream and saffron (optional).

There are 2 ways of preparing this.

1. Sugar syrup method
Recipe Ingredients-
½ cup ghee
3 cups cream of milk
3 tbsp almonds chopped
10 sliced bread
300 grams sugar
5 drops rose water
1 cup water
How To Prepare : To prepare the syrup, boil water and 100 grams of sugar together until the quantity is half. Cool it and add rose water. Keep aside.
Cut broad finger slices of the bread and deep fry them with ghee. Immediately dunk them into sugar syrup. In another pan, warm the cream gently and stir in the rest of the sugar until it is fully dissolved. Keep aside for cooling.
While serving, pour the cream over the bread slices dunked in syrup and garnish with almonds.
Another way of making this,
Boil milk, To this add sugar, cardamom powder, saffron and condensed milk, cook this milk on a low flame for 20-25 minutes till it thickens a bit.
Allow it to come to room temperature, then soak the fried bread slices in this mixture and refrigerate it. Garnish it with silver leaf and nutes, especially pistachio, green sliced pistachio looks very good as a dressing for this desert and compliments it well.
You can try whichever method is suitable to you, it tastes excellent prepared any ways.
So tantalize your taste buds.... Do try this recipe and see the reaction on the faces of your guests when you say you have prepared Shahi Tukda for dessert....they sure will be impressed.
Tip : You can use leftover bread, dont use past expiry date though.

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