Thandai Shahi Tukra is a fusion dish which nicely combines the desi flavours and yet adds a new touch to Thandai. Do try this recipe this festive season. Here is how to make Thandai Shahi Tukda.
Thandai Shahi Tukra is a fusion dish which nicely combines the desi flavours and yet adds a new touch to Thandai. Thandai is basically a sweet, refreshing cold drink which has a mild spicy taste.
It is usally made during Indian festivals such as Mahashivratri, Holi. Thandai is also popular by the name of ‘Sardai’. Depending on your preferences, you could add a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, magaztari seeds (watermelon kernel), rose petals, pepper, vetiver seeds, cardamom, saffron et al to the mixture of milk and sugar while making Thandai.
For this recipe particularly, I have used almond, pistachios and cardomom so that the flavors of shahi tukra and thandai remain balanced yet distinct.
I personally find this dessert very palatable and easy. Firstly, if you have a bottle of Thandai ready then you can assemble fried bread (shahi tukra) with dry fruits and Thandai whenever you like.
For the celebration of Holi, you can zero in on this dessert and can take out time to take part in the festivities as well. As I suggested, make Thandai rabri in advance and keep shahi tukra ready before your guests or friends arrive.
After the main course ends, you could readily surprise them with Thandai Shahi Tukra. Apart from serving Thandai Shahi Tukra as a concluding dish, I suggest you could even serve it as a stand alone dish.
For those guests who refuse eating a heavy meal on Holi, Thandai Shahi Tukra becomes as an inviting option. If you wish to prepare a different dessert this Holi then you could try the Holi Cake which I recently made out of my love for the colours.
My family loved it as well. If you have any doubts or queries about any recipes then do feel free to interact with me through lovely comments, I so love to hear from you all. Having said that, do have a look the recipe of Thandai Shahi Tukra and get ready to welcome the Spring!
Recipe to make Thandai Rabdi is here.
Thandai Shahi Tukra
- 6 White Bread Slices
- Ghee for frying
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 2-3 pods Cardamom (crushed)
- 1/2 cup Thandai Rabri
- Slivers of almonds and pistachios to garnish
- Remove the corners of bread slices and cut the slices diagonally.
- Heat ghee and when it is hot, deep fry the bread slices till golden brown.
- Remove on a tissue lined plate.
- Heat water in a pan and add ½ cup of sugar to it.
- Add cardamom to the water.
- Let it boil for 6-8 minutes.
- Dip fried bread slices in sugar syrup for 5 seconds. ( or more if you like softer version )
- Keep them on the serving plate.
- Top with Thandai Rabdi.
- Garnish with almonds and pistachios slivers.
- Serve immediately.