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Shahi Tukda

Sarah & Safiyah
A rich dessert made with crispy bread, milk, and nuts
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6


For Rabdi:

  • 1 liter milk
  • 4-5 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cardamom
  • 1 tsp saffron

For the bread rolls:

  • 12-14 slices of bread
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1.5 cups dry milk powder
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup almonds and walnuts powdered or finely chopped (Optional)


For rabdi:

  • Heat a pan on medium flame and add milk to it
  • Let the milk boil, then add sugar, cardamom, and saffron to the milk
  • Let the milk cook in low flame till it gets reduced to half. This should take an hour approximately

For the bread rolls:

  • To make the homemade khoya stuffing, heat a pan on medium flame and add butter to it
  • Let the butter melt and add cream and mix. To the mixture add dry milk powder and stir continuously till it forms a semisolid mixture
  • To the mixture, add finely powdered almonds and walnuts. And, switch off the flame and let it cool for about 5 minutes
  • To prepare the bread for the filling, cut off the edges and flatten the slices with the help of a rolling pin
  • Take a generous amount of the khoya mixture and make it in the form of a roll to put on the bread
  • Roll the bread with the stuffing and seal the edges with water
  • In a frying pan with medium flame, add oil and deep fry the bread rolls
  • Garnish with sliced nuts and serve hot with rabdi


To the homemade khoya mixture, you could add pistachios or any nut you like and it’s better to be in powdered form to fill the rolls easily
Keyword Shahi Tukda, Shahi Tukra