Thursday, August 20, 2009

shahi tukda



i like to surprise my husband with these sweet treats.........he loves shahi tukda and sometimes i make rabri ( condensed milk without sugar) and keep in the fridge to surprise him in the evening........i have told earlier too that he wants something filling and tasty ( mostly sweet) when he comes back from office........when i fry the bread slices in the kitchen and he gets the aroma of bread being fried in ghee.......he comes to the kitchen ( which is rare otherwise) following the aroma and i tease him for that...........he gets the surprise........


this one i make mostly when my milk gets reduced accidentally......among other things i make mishti doi too with it..........yes we are in a habit to boil the milk for around 10 minutes on stove....cool n then store in the fridge.........n sometimes when i am busy somewhere else , the milk gets reduced n becomes rabdi.......no problem....it's treat time for the hubby.....he he..

the rabdi is already there.......otherwise you can reduce the milk by boiling it on low heat till a creamy n stringy consistency.......keeps well in the fridge for a fortnight.

now fry bread pieces ( white bread is the usual ingredient but i use brown as i don't purchase the white one)....stale bread is better as it soaks less ghee........yes you need ghee to fry it......loads of calories........run that extra mile to burn it....or develop a faster metabolism......................sounds simple na!!!

while frying the breads you need to boil a cup of sugar with 3/4 cup of water to make a syrup ...just like gulabjamun syrup...slightly thick....and keep it on the side..

soak fried pieces in the syrup for a minute........drain and arrange on a plate.......

top with loads of rabdi........and some chopped nuts if you wish...and some saffron if you want it the shahi way........


dig into the bliss that is shahi tukda and skip your next meal.......eat loads of leafy salads instead......he he...

6 comments:

  1. Double ka meeta!Sangeeta,this was such a popular dessert in hyderabadi daawats,I came to know its other name shahi tukre from the Paki friends here.I love the thick rabri topping,my hubby dear is quite the opposite the smell of ghee drives him out of the house ;)

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  2. yes yasmeen ..it's double ka meetha as it is called in hyderabad...actually my hubby loves to have this rather than the famous biryani whenever he visits hyderabad....
    that's why you call him Mr. healthnut...no!!

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  3. Hi Sangeeta, you have a nice assortment of North Indian Dishes. :)
    Shahi Tukde is one of my fav too!
    Also, your post on Meetha Cheela reminded me of my childhood days.

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  4. Wow it looks so yummy and lovely.

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  5. Vow yet another great sweet course ! thanks !!

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  6. Happy ganesh chaturthi to you & your family dear :)
    Shahi tukda looks Divine....
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