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A Bready Dessert – Shahi Tukda

A Bready Dessert – Shahi Tukda

A Bready Dessert

Bread is the star in this Indian dessert.
By Preethi Vemu

A Bready Dessert


A Bready Dessert – Shahi Tukda

Bread is the star in this Indian dessert.

  • Author: Preethi Vemu
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-8


  • Milk – 500 ml [I used full cream milk]
  • Condensed milk – 100 ml (I used Amul Milkmaid)
  • Sugar – 1/4 C
  • Saffron strands – a pinch
  • Bread slices – 4, cut in triangles [I used brown bread]
  • Ghee(clarified butter) – 4 Tbsp


  1. Bring the milk to a boil and let it be on heat till its quantity is reduced to 3/4 of the original quantity, stirring it frequently all the way.
  2. Add the condensed milk and sugar to this.
  3. Continue stirring this milk mixture and let this be on heat for another 15 min on a low flame.
  4. Meanwhile toast the triangulated bread slices on a flat pan, by applying ghee to it.
  5. Be careful to not roast the slices, but to slightly toast it by applying ghee on both sides.
  6. Add saffron strands to the milk and take this off heat.
  7. Prepare the Shahi Tukda by assembling the toasted bread slices and pouring the prepared milk over it in a shallow pan. You will have to alternate the bread and milk if the pan is not broad enough.
  8. Let this dessert stay in the fridge for at least 2 hrs before serving.
  9. Serve cold.

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