Wishing you all a very Happy and a Prosperous New Year
On the first day of 2013 I am starting with a sweet post called Double Ka Meetha / Shahi Tukda/ Shahi Tukra. This sweet/ desert is very famous in Hyderabad and served also in marriages. I love this simple and now my older son joins with me. Last week we( Me and kids) were deciding what to make for the New Year especially for my first post of the year and that too a recipe – a sweet recipe which I have not posted till now when my son jumped and said yes for this sweet. He just loves this sweet and was asking me to make for over a month. Lately I have reduced making sweets like I used before so was waiting for a occasion. The moment I started to prepare, he came and peeped in and asked if he could help. I said yes and he started taking all the bread slices from the pack and removed the edges and cut into triangles and then was patiently waiting for me to fry them and serve. I fried the first batch and wanted to click when they were fresh but, I could see hubby and son waiting for me serve rather than click. I was like wait just few more minutes as I am clicking after a long time. All I could was serve my son first and poor hubby waited till I clicked and after which I served him, it was over by the time I started to fry the next batch. He said it tasted so good and was perfect in sweetness. It made my day nice and happy and also when my son asked for more :D
Now let’s turn to the recipe:-
I had blogged about this recipe about 4 years back, when I had started my blog as it was one of my favourite. Now here I am with a picture that can tempt you to try soon. I managed to somehow click them when I was half way frying the bread slices of the next batch.
To make Shahi Tukda we need
Bread slices – 5
Ghee or oil – ½ cup
Nuts – crushed pista slices or almond flakes of chironji nuts
For the sugar syrup:-
Water – 1 cup
Sugar – ¾ cup
Rose water – 1 tbsp
For the Rabri :-
Milk – 4 cups
Sugar – ½ cup
Cardamom powder – 2 pinch
Saffron – few strands
Boil milk in a vessel when it boils and bubbles up reduce flame and continue cooking. Let the milk reduce in quantity and allow it to thicken. Keep stirring. Next add sugar and mix well. Also add some saffron strands. Mix well and switch off. Add cardamom powder.
In another vessel take water and sugar for the syrup. Heat it up and allow it to boil. Once it boils reduce flame and let it cook for another 2 – 3 minutes. Add rose water and remove. Keep it aside.
Take the bread slices and remove the crust. Cut into half as a triangle or rectangle or any other shape. Heat oil or ghee( for best taste) and add the cut slices in batches and fry both side till golden brown. Remove and dip in sugar syrup so both sides are completely soaked. Remove or arrange in a serving plate. Pour the prepared rabri and top with some nuts and serve.
As an alternate to frying:-
You can also apply some butter on both sides of the bread slices and bake in the oven (if you want to avoid frying in oil or ghee )until they are golden brown. Next follow the same procedure and serve.