Monday, November 25, 2013

Shahi Tukda / Bread pudding - Step by step - 350 th post

   Today I am posting my 350 th post here. Happy to share this with all my friends. So I prepared this delicious dessert as a part of celebration. Enjoy this dessert to the fullest.
   Shahi tukda is a very famous Indian dessert, where bread slices are fried in ghee, dipped in sugar syrup and served with Rabdi . I know, this dessert has lot of calories, but its ok to have delicious desserts, every now and then .( This is the way I ditch my conscious :)  ).Traditionally, bread slices are deep fried in ghee, but here I have given the low calorie version. That is I have shallow fried the bread slices. I have given the recipe for Rabdi here . When you serve this to your guests, then you will hear many "oos " and "aas". Yes, this royal dessert can win many hearts.
Serves :   8 - 10
1. Bread slices         -         6
2. Rabdi                  -         2 cups
3. Nuts                     -         for garnishing
4.Ghee                     -         1/2 cup
For sugar syrup:
1.Sugar                    -         1/2 cup
2.Water                    -         1/2 cup

For preparing syrup:
* Take sugar and water in a pan. Bring it to boil . Turn the flame to medium low. 
* After 5 to 6 minutes, it will reach one string consistency, that is, when we take the syrup between our thumb and index figure, it should form a string.  Turn off the stove and let it cool for some time.
* Take the bread slices, trim the edges. 
* Cut a bread slice into  4 triangles.

* Take a pan, and add 1/4 cup of ghee into the pan. Heat it for a minute.Now turn the flame to medium, we are going to shallow fry the bread slices in medium flame.
* Shallow fry the bread slices in ghee.

* Flip the bread slices over and toast it ,till golden brown.

* Now , with the remaining ghee, shallow fry the remaining bread slices .Traditionally, bread slices are deep fried in ghee. But to decrease the calorie value, I have shallow fried the bread slices.
* Strain the excess ghee on a hand towel.
* Now slowly, dip the fried bread slices in the syrup on both the sides for a minute.
* Arrange the sugar syrup coated bread slices on a plate.

* While we are about to serve shahi tukda for guests, pour the rabdi over the sugar syrup coated bread slices. IF we pour the rabdi so early ,then it will become soggy. Enjoy this royal dessert.


* While dipping the bread in the sugar syrup, the sugar syrup shoul not be hot, if not the bread will become soggy and loose its shape.
* If the sugar syrup does not reach one string consistency, then bread will not hold its shape, while dipping it.
* Rabdi should be semi liquid , if not it will not spread on the bread.
* Since we have sugar in both rabdi and sugar syrup, always check the amount of sweetness we need . If not they may taste too sugary.
* You can cut the bread slices into your desired shapes.


Unknown said...

congratz on your 350 th post dear :) a perfect royal dessert to celebrate :) shahi tukda looks fabulous :)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Yummy! Such a rich dessert :)

Priya Anandakumar said...

Congrats Savitha on your 350th post, way to go girl.... Perfect way to celebrate the occasion. The shahi tukdas are so tempting and irresistible...

Suja Manoj said...

Congrats Savitha,keep rocking!
tempting sweet,looks dive and love the presentation.

Shama Nagarajan said...

congrats dear...yummy dessert

Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful delicious snack

Sangeetha Priya said...

congrats on ur 350th post n excellent dessert to celebrate it!!!

Asiya Omar said...

Congrats Savitha. Delicious.

Poornimacookbook said...

congrats on your 350th post. Shahi tukda looks very delicious and one my favorite dessert. Love it.

Aruna Manikandan said...

shahi tukda looks yummy savi :)
congrats on ur 350th post and wishing u many more.....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Shahi tukda is one of my favourite dessert. Must have tasted wonderful.

Rafeeda AR said...

this is amazing... perfect to celebrate a milestone post... yum...

Unknown said...

Shahi tukda looks delicious, glad you shared with us :)

Unknown said...

Never tasted this .. But looking delicious savitha .
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Sweet'n'Savoury said...

My all time favourite dessert...looks yum

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