Shahi Tukda or Shahi Tukra

Saffron Shahi Toast Recipe.

Saffron Shahi Toast Recipe: 

Shahi Tukda(Shahi Tukra) is the rich royal bread pudding made with milk, nuts, saffron powder, sugar, bread, and ghee. Try this super easy recipe and enjoy the most famous recipe at home.

Preparation Time: 5min

Cook Time: 2h 20min

Ready Time: 2h 25min

Servings: 1-2



½ Litre Full Fat Milk

1 Pinch

Kesari Saffron Powder

1/8 Tsp Cardamom Powder

½ Cup + 1 Tbsp Sugar

250 ml Water

2 Bread Slices

Ghee, for frying

Chopped Nuts, for garnish

Saffron Strands, for garnish

Silver Leaf, for garnish


In a deep non-stick pan, add milk and bring to the boil. Once the milk starts boiling, take out a ladle full of the hot milk into a small bowl and add saffron powder. Mix well and add back to the boiling milk.

Reduce the heat to low, add sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well and continue to simmer for 1 hour 45 minutes or until thick, while stirring in between.

Once the rabri reaches the desired consistency, take it off the heat and keep aside.

In another non-stick pan, add remaining ½ cup sugar along with water. Bring to the boil and cook for 7-8 minutes until syrupy. Keep aside.

In another pan, heat ghee over medium heat. Add 1 bread slice to the hot ghee and fry for a minute per side until golden brown and crisp. Transfer to the reserved sugar syrup, soak for a minute and transfer to a serving plate.

Top the soaked bread slice with rabri, garnish with chopped nuts, saffron and silver leaf. Repeat with remaining bread and rabri. Serve warm.


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