Sunday, June 17, 2012

Shahi Tukda - with a twist

This is a different kind of Shahi Tukda.  Another recipe from Rak's Kitchen *  I ran out of cornflour but had custard powder.  I mean custard powder is after all cornflour with a flavour - and this fortunately had just vanilla.  It was quite nice.  Of course, not the original Shahi Tukda but was nice and light. I had an able assistant with the younger one at home. And  Happy Birthday V.


Ingredients:
Bread Slices - 2 nos ( I used brown bread) - with the crust removed.
Milk - 200  ml
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 4 tbsp
Cornflour - 2 tsp (in this case I used vanilla flavoured custard powder)
Saffron - pinch
Nuts - for garnish

Preparing the bread
Cut the slices from which the crust have been removed into triangles
Put a little ghee on a pan, and when it melts add the triangular slices and allow it to brown evenly and get crisp.  Remove and keep aside.

Make the syrup
Take the sugar in a bowl.
Add water so that it just covers the sugar layer.
Heat and make a thick syrup.  It should not flow easily.  But do not allow it to crystalise.

Make the custard
Dissolve the custard powder in about 2 tsp cold milk and add to the remaining milk
Heat till you get a fairly thick custard.
(Addition of sugar to custard is not necessary -optional - or like I did just add a tablespoon)

NOW:
Take the fried bread and immerse in the syrup for just a minute or less.
The bread should not be soggy.
Remove and keep on a plate.  Do this for all slices.

Arrange the slices on a plate
And pour the custard on the slices - allow some time for the bread to soak some of it
Garnish with nuts.

Have it warm.  Or chilled. Will be enjoyable either way.

What you can do different:
Use white bread
Deep fry the bread - you will get a uniform browning - but mind the calories
Toast the bread and then lightly apply the ghee and toast again if required.
Make a nice rabri - by thickening the milk - reduce it on a low fire till thick
Or use condensed milk.
Garnish with pistachios

* Link to Rak's Kitchen 

30 comments:

  1. catching up with your blog after many days radha. i still have to visit other food blogs.

    liked the way you have made the shahi tukda. it is an easy version rather than making the rabri. yes i agree that custard powder is flavored corn flour :-)

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  2. very yummy and tempting...

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  3. Oh,that's truly a nice idea to make shahi tukda.Looks wonderful.

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  4. shahi tukda looks splendid dear and an instant sweet for guests...

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  5. Yummy!
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  6. Wow, Tudka looks yummylicious! Nice recipe dear..

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  7. delicious looking shahi tukda.loved the addition of custard powder in it to give extra flavour and taste

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  8. soooooooo delicious and yummy..addition of custard powder is too good.
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  9. nice way of making shahi tukda.. great one

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  10. nice one with the bread! yum!
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  11. Cool new way of making shahi tukda! Me take the toasting route usually. Hate to deep fry..

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  12. Salivating here, irresistible shahi tukdas.

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  13. Looks so tempting n nice presentation.

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  14. I am carving for it right now...looks yum...

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  15. The shahi tudka looks also, also I think replacing cornflour with vanilla custard powder is a good idea :-)

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  16. Looks good! Surely need ro try this one out:)

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  17. m..........nice royal recipe, Radha. Aromatic blog. Happy to follow you :-)

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  18. Lovely dessert! I have never tried this before. Maybe I will now ! Thanks to you, Radha.

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  19. wow!! I had these few years back I visited Kolkata!!!urs look amazingly delicious dear !!!!!

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  20. This dish is the one,which I am longing to prepare for a long.Minding the calories,I keep it aside.Now I shud do it afterseeing urs.lovely.S I do add tamarind extract ,little quantity to enhance the flavour.Happy to follow u dear.

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  21. such a simple and tasty desert..

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  22. Belated birthday wishes. This shahi tukda looks delicious.

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