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Shahi Tukra

About this recipe: This is the Great Indian Bread Pudding and comes from Hyderabad. Simple, rich, best eaten chilled. Great for a large dinner party, as recipe can be easily multiplied to make more.

Susmita

Ingredients
Serves: 8 

  • 8 slices white bread, crust removed
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for deep frying
  • ¼ cup cashew nuts
  • 1/8 cup pistachio nuts
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 400 ml whole milk
  • 100 ml condensed milk (Milkmaid)
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 150 gms sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
  • Few drops of Kewra essence (optional)

Directions
Prep:5min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. 1. Cut each slice of bread into 4 triangles. Fry the bread in hot oil. Keep on paper napkins to soak extra oil. Fry nuts in the oil. Set aside for later.
  2. Pour whole milk in a heavy bottomed pan. Boil till it reduces by half. Add condensed milk. Add saffron, sugar and cardamom powder. Simmer for 5 – 10 minutes and set aside to cool. Add Kewra essence.
  3. 3. Arrange bread slices in a shallow serving dish in one layer. Pour milk on top. Chop nuts roughly into small pieces. Sprinkle over bread. Chill the shahi tukra for 1-2 hours. Serve cold.

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