Thandai Shahi Tukda

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Thandai Shahi Tukda is a delicious take on the classic Shahi Tukda. In this version, the classic rabdi topping is replaced with Thandai-flavored rabdi. Make this delicious dessert for Holi or any festival or special occasion.

Here are a few more Indian dessert recipes you would like to try at home: Mango Burfi, Malpua, Sandesh Sweet, Kalakand, and Gulab Jamun.

Thandai shahi tukda served on a plate.
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About Thandai Shahi Tukda

Thandai Shahi Tukda is nothing but your regular Shahi Tukra topped with Thandai flavored Rabri.

Classic rabdi is flavored with homemade Thandai powder to add more taste and flavor. It is then topped on bread slices deep-fried in ghee and soaked in sugar syrup.

Thandai-flavored shahi tukra can be served as a dessert for Holi or any other festival or special occasion.

Ingredients

Bread – Use white bread slices (sandwich bread) for this dessert.

Ghee – Fry the bread slices only in ghee.

For the syrup, you will require granulated white sugar, water, and ground cardamom to make the sugar syrup.

Thandai Rabri – To make Thandai flavored rabdi, you will need whole milk (full-fat milk), Thandai powder, sugar, and rose water. Check out the detailed recipe for making Thandai Rabdi here.

Make Thandai Powder at home using my easy recipe.

Nuts – Garnish the dessert with slivered almonds, pistachios, and cashews. I also love the pop of color dried rose petals give.

How To Make Thandai Shahi Tukda

Deep Fry The Bread

Cut the dark and hard corners of 6 white bread slices and cut the slices into half diagonally.

Bread slices cut into triangles.

Heat 2 cups of ghee in a frying pan over medium-high heat.

Once the ghee is hot, fry 3-4 pieces of bread at a time until they are crispy and brown. Keep flipping the pieces using a tong while frying.

Bread frying in ghee.
Bread fried until browned.

Drain on a plate and set aside.

Note – Do not over-fry the bread; otherwise, it will taste burned.

Tip – Strain the leftover ghee from frying the bread using a fine-mesh strainer and use it to make other sweet recipes.

Fried bread kept on a plate.

Make The Sugar Syrup

Add ¾ cup granulated sugar, 1 cup water, and ½ teaspoon ground cardamom to a saucepan.

Sugar, water and cardamom added to a pan.

Heat on medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture boils, stirring frequently.

Once the mixture starts to boil, reduce the heat to low and cook for 5-6 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside.

Ready sugar syrup.

Assembly

Dip the fried bread slices in the hot syrup and let them soak the syrup for 4-5 seconds.

Bread soaked in hot syrup.

Take them out on the serving plate using a tong.

Bread transferred on a plate.

Top with Thandai rabdi, garnish with almond and pistachio slivers and dried rose petals, and serve immediately.

Note – If you like the bread soft, let it soak in the syrup for 30-40 seconds.

Ready thandai shahi tukda topped with thandai rabdi.

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Thandai Shahi Tukda is a delicious take on the classic Shahi Tukda where the classic rabdi topping is replaced with Thandai flavored rabdi. Make this delicious dessert for Holi or any festival or special occasion.
5 from 2 votes

Thandai Shahi Tukda Recipe

Thandai Flavored Shahi Tukda is a delicious take on the classic Shahi Tukda where the classic rabdi topping is replaced with Thandai flavored rabdi. Make this delicious dessert for Holi or any festival or special occasion.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients 

  • 6 white bread slices
  • 2 cups ghee (for frying)
  • ¾ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup Thandai rabdi
  • 2 tablespoons almond and pistachio slivers (for garnishing)
  • 1 teaspoon dried rose petals (optional, for garnishing)
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Instructions 

Deep Fry The Bread

  • Cut the dark and hard corners of the bread slices and cut the slices into half diagonally.
  • Heat ghee in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Once the ghee is hot, fry 3-4 pieces of bread at a time until they are crispy and brown in color. Keep flipping the pieces using a tong while frying.
  • Drain on a plate and set aside.
  • Note – Do not over fry the bread otherwise it will taste burned.

Make The Sugar Syrup

  • Add sugar, water, and ground cardamom to a saucepan.
  • Heat on medium heat until sugar is dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil. Keep stirring frequently.
  • Once the mixture starts to boil, reduce the heat to low and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside.

Assembly

  • Dip the fried bread slices in the hot syrup and let them soak the syrup for 4-5 seconds.
  • Take them out on the serving plate using a tong.
  • Top with Thandai rabdi, garnish with almond and pistachio slivers and dried rose petals, and serve immediately.
  • Note – If you like the bread soft, then let it soak in the syrup for 30-40 seconds.

Video

YouTube video

Notes

Strain the leftover ghee from frying the bread using a fine-mesh strainer and use it to make other sweet recipes.
Link to make Thandai rabdi is in the post.

Nutrition

Calories: 848kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 70g, Saturated Fat: 43g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 20g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 162mg, Sodium: 255mg, Potassium: 53mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 180IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 310mg, Iron: 1mg
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