logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Indian Food Site

BellaOnline's Indian Food Editor

g

Shahi Tukre Recipe


Shahi Tukre is a delicious and decadent Indian dessert. It is essentially an Indian version of bread pudding that requires no baking! Introduced by the Mughals, this elegant sweet dish is often served at weddings, celebrations, holidays and festivals. This easy and simple recipe is the absolute perfect dish for entertaining since it can be made well in advance.

SHAHI TUKRE

Ingredients:

1 small loaf of soft buttery bread (10 ozs), cubed into 1” pieces
1 cup milk (2% is fine)
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup granulated sugar
½ tsp ground cardamom powder
¼ tsp ground cinnamon powder
½ tsp saffron threads (soaking in a few tbsp of lukewarm milk)
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
½ tsp vanilla extract (or your favorite extract flavor)
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2-4 tbsp ghee (or butter)
1 tbsp sliced almonds, toasted
1 tbsp pistachio pieces, toasted
fresh mint leaves, for garnish

METHOD:

In a small saucepan on very low heat, combine 1 cup of sugar and 1½ of water to make a sugar syrup. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and a syrup like consistency has been achieved, keep warm until needed.

In a large skillet on medium heat, add 2 tbsp of the ghee and then a small handful of the bread pieces. Stir fry until all sides are golden brown; this may be done in small batches. Using a slotted spoon, remove the pieces from the pan and drop into the warm sugar syrup for a few minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bread cubes from the sugar syrup and transfer to a lightly buttered baking dish (8-10 cup size).

Using another saucepan on medium low heat, add both the cream and the milk. Reduce this mixture by about 1/3 (approximately 12-15 minutes). Next, add the 2 tbsp of sugar, the saffron strands with their soaking liquid, ground cardamom powder, ground cinnamon powder, freshly grated nutmeg and the vanilla extract to the reduced cream and milk mixture. The mixture should have a slightly thickened consistency and a lovely fragrant aroma. Stir well to combine and pour over the bread. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours (24 hours is best). Garnish with fresh mint leaves, toasted almonds and pistachios before serving.

VARIATIONS:

Instead of vanilla, try various other extracts (such as rose, kewra, coconut, jasmine, orange blossom, lavender…) for a different taste and flavor. You can find these exotic flavors in most Indian grocery stores.

Shahi Tukre
Add Shahi+Tukre+Recipe to Twitter Add Shahi+Tukre+Recipe to Facebook Add Shahi+Tukre+Recipe to MySpace Add Shahi+Tukre+Recipe to Del.icio.us Digg Shahi+Tukre+Recipe Add Shahi+Tukre+Recipe to Yahoo My Web Add Shahi+Tukre+Recipe to Google Bookmarks Add Shahi+Tukre+Recipe to Stumbleupon Add Shahi+Tukre+Recipe to Reddit




Gulab Jamun Recipe
Apple Fritters Recipe
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Indian Food Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Sadhana Ginde. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Sadhana Ginde. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Sadhana Ginde for details.

g


g features
Indian Spiced Oatmeal Recipe

Carrot Halwa Recipe

Samosa Recipe

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor