Royal piece or bite | Shahi Tukda

Pankhuri Garg
As name symbolizes "shahi" means royal and "tukda" means bite or a piece. Kind of a bread pudding evolved during Mughal era which is served to royal families. Combination of milk, ghee, sugar syrup (dairy products) and lots of yummy dry fruits. You can garnish it with multiple varieties silver or golden varq, dry rose petals, pistachios, almonds, cashew and saffron strands. The dessert itself emulsify in the mouth. The texture is super soft. This Indian sweet is served to royal guest or big parties.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dairy food, Dessert, homemade, Indian sweet, traditional, Valentine special
Cuisine all around the world, Indian, Mughlai
Servings 20
Calories 246 kcal


  • Slices of Bread
  • Ghee for frying

For sugar syrup :-

  • 200 gram Sugar
  • 200 gram Water
  • Some Saffron strands
  • A pinch of Cardamom powder

For Rabdi / thick milk cream

  • 1 Litre Full Fat Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Milk Powder Or Milkmaid Condensed Milk

Garnishing ideas

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Pistachios
  • Dry rose petals
  • Silver / Golden varq
  • Saffron strands


  • Microwave saffron strands for 30 seconds, Pour water & leave for 5 minutes. Boil sugar and water in a round pan. After first boil add saffron water and a pinch of cardamom. Let it cool down.
  • Make rabdi / thickening milk. Cook milk until its reduced 1/4th and lastly add sugar. OR Boil 1/2 litre milk reduce it little and add milk powder and it will thicken very fast. Add less sugar compared to the above option. OR Boil 1/3 liter milk and add 1/2 cup condensed milk. Mix thoroughly and don't add sugar to it.
    When it cools down it will get slightly thicker.
  • Take slices of bread. Cut corners of it thoroughly. Cut and form triangle. Deep fry it in ghee on medium to lowest flame. Slowly and gradually , they will become crispy.
  • Let's start plating. Dip every slice in bread one by one in sugar syrup. Take a bowl, place crispy slices of bread. Pour thickened milk. Garnish it with royal dry fruits.
  • Freeze it for 3-4 hours. Serve, once it is cold. Enjoy.



  1. Use any bread - White Brown Wheat.
  2. Don't use multigrain bread.
  3. Make sugar syrup before and let it cool down.
  4. Deep fry bread only in ghee clarified butter. It tastes better.
  5. Fry at low flame.
Keyword an indian dessert, dairy item, delicious, Dessert, easy to make, homemade, organic, party essential, tasty, Valentine recipes, vegetarian, yummy

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