Shahi Tukda – 7th Blog Birthday

simple sweet recipe
Shahi Tukda ~ Diwali Sweets

Shahi Tukda

Today, Sailu’s Kitchen has completed 7 years. I find it hard to believe that I have been blogging since 7 years. Time sure flies fast. ๐Ÿ™‚ Dear readers, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your good wishes and encouragement. Without your support, there is no way I could have come along these 7 years. I am humbled by your love and ever grateful for your kind comments and positive feedback on the recipes posted here. I hope to blog on a more regular basis and bring to you many more recipes in the coming years.

For the blog’s 6th birthday, there was an Apron giveaway where 4 lucky readers had each won a Kalamkari Apron. For the 7th blog anniversary, I have a gift for each one of you, dear readers. You all deserve it. I am offering a FREE Ebook, ‘The Best of Sailu’s Kitchen’ that has 27 all time popular recipes with photos.

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My blog birthday calls for celebration and with Diwali around the corner, I am posting Shahi Tukda so that you can make it as part of your Diwali sweets platter. Whenever I have any left over bread, I tend to make garlic croutons, bread crumbs or bread upma. If my family is in a mood for a dessert, I make Bread Halwa which can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

shahi tukda recipe
Shahi Tukra ~ Diwali Special

Shahi Tukda, is a rich Hyderabadi dessert recipe that is prepared using bread. The authentic version of Shahi Tukda, calls for use of full fat milk and deep frying the bread in ghee (clarified butter) till a deep golden brown shade is achieved. I did not deep fry the bread slices (hence lighter colored bread) and chose to toast it on a pan drizzled with a generous amount of ghee. I have used low fat milk and hence you will not find a rabri (thickened milk) like consistency. It tastes as good as the deep fried version, due to the cardamom and saffron infused thickened milk that is poured over the toasted bread and garnished with toasted dried fruit and nuts. So are you going to make Shahi Tukda this Diwali? ๐Ÿ™‚

Shahi Tukda – 7th Blog Birthday

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 3

 Main Ingredients:

  •  bread
  •   sugar
  •   milk


  •   Bread slices - 6, large (remove crust and cut each slice into triangles)
  •   Sugar - 1/2 cup
  •   Milk - 1 1/2 liter
  •   Water - 1 1/4 cup
  •   Cashew nuts - fistful, break into small pieces
  •   Kismis - fistful
  •   Pistachios - fistful, lightly crushed
  •   Almonds - fistful, finely sliced
  •   Saffron - 4-5 strands (kumkum puvvu/kesar), soaked in 2 tbsps of milk
  •   Ghee - 2 tbsps

Method for making Shahi Tukda – 7th Blog Birthday

Place milk in a thick bottomed stainless steel vessel and bring to a boil. Reduce flame and allow it to reduce to half its original quantity. Add saffron milk and mix. Turn off heat and bring to room temperature. Add 4 tbsps of the prepared sugar syrup (process to prepare sugar syrup in Step 2) and mix. Chill till serving time.
In another bowl, place sugar and water. On low to medium flame, let the sugar dissolve completely. Once it dissolves completely, allow to cook for 4 minutes. Turn off heat. Keep aside.
Heat a non-stick pan and drizzle a tsp of ghee over it. Add dried fruits and nuts and toast for a minute till brown. Remove onto a bowl.
Drizzle 2-3 tsps of ghee in the same pan and place 3-4 triangles. Toast the bread to a golden shade on both sides. Remove and place on a plate.
Drizzle the remaining ghee, and toast the remaining bread triangles to a golden brown shade.
Dip each toasted triangle in the sugar syrup to coat both the sides and remove onto a serving dish.
At the time of serving, pour the chilled saffron flavored thickened milk over the bread slices, garnish with toasted nuts and kismis and serve.


  •   Alternately, you can deep fry the bread triangles and place on absorbent paper and follow rest of the procedure.
  •   The authentic Shahi Tukda recipe calls for the use of full fat milk and heat the milk to reduce it to more than half its original quantity. It should have a rabri like consistency.


Shahi Tukda, a simple sweet recipe for my blog birthday. As part of your Diwali sweets platter, learn how to make Shahi Tukda aka Shahi Toast or Sahi Tukra.
  • Sumi

    Congratulations Sailu! You have not only offered us delicious recipes but also inspiration to have love for cooking!! Thank you and God bless you!

  • Poornima Nair

    Congrats and this is an awesome dessert to celebrate! Love the all white styling!

  • Swasthi Blank

    Loved your recipes in the ebook Sailu! Thanks

  • Jyothivalaboju

    Congratulations Sailaja.. Way to go..

  • Shema George

    The pictures are making me drool – Love this dessert !!!

  • Shema George

    Congrats – 7 years- Wow !!! Keep going and wish you many more years of success

  • Subhashini Pulavarthi

    Congratulations Sailu.

  • Sia Krishna

    Dear Sailu,

    Your blog was one the food blogs that I came across when I started blogging and you have been a real inspiration for many food bloggers like me! Your creativity and genuine fondness for good food comes across every individual blog post of yours through vibrant food photographs and beautiful narration. Here is wishing you many more wonderful years of this culinary adventure.

    Much love
    Sia | Monsoon Spice

  • Subhashini Pulavarthi

    Congratulations Sailu.

  • Divya Prakash

    Congrats and happy blog anniversary.. Shahi tukda looks inviting and love the pictures..
    Also thanks for the e book.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Alka

    Happy 7th blog Anniversary! Yummy desert – thanks for sharing and a huge thanks for the delicious recipes you post. I receive so many compliments when I make the dishes from your blog!

  • jenny

    Congratulations…. God Bless you… You will Keep Growing…. Coz Your Dish Was Inspire to many and got apperication with loved one By the Receipe You Posted here… ALways rock!!!

  • Priya

    congratulations. urs is the best blog i had ever come across. all the best too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mahima

    Congrats for the blog anniv and the ebook sailu…i have tried few of ur recipes like hyderabadi aloo biryani,tomato peanut chutney,tomato nuvvula chutney,paneer butter masala and all of these have turned out awesome…thank you very much…want to try many more of ur recipes…love reading ur blog…

  • Drneerasharma

    luved the dishes!! thnx ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Janaki

    Congratulations Sailu…..yours is one of the best blogs i have come across!!! You give such approriate instructions and beautiful mouthwatering pictures – it inspires one to try the recipe right away!

  • Aparna Chandramouli

    Happy Birthday to ur blog and congrats to u! My husband introduced me to ur blog and we both love trying out ur recipes. Our all-time fav so far has been the tomato-peanut pachadi… such a sinple, yet flavour-rich dish! Keep up the good work.. all the best! Wish ur blog many more happy birthdays!

  • Shoba Rani

    congratulations,Our family loves your blog and we have tried several of your recepies.I keep checking for your latest recepies.Thank you,and hope you carry on!
    Shoba Rani

  • Sailaja Praharaju

    Congratulations Sailaja..

  • Puja

    Congratulations..Love your site which I visit every single day:)

  • Shoba

    Shahi Tukda usually has more rabdi like milk on it, which is thick.

    • Raghu

      You are right. The bread is also more golden brown. Sailu, no offense, but this looks like bread soaked in milk drizzled with nuts.

      • Sailu | Indian Food

        Absolutely no offence, Raghu. I have mentioned above that the recipe I have posted is slightly different from the authentic version as I have not deep fried the bread to reduce the richness (reduce the calories) of the dish. Deep fried bread has a dark golden shade. I shallow fried the bread in ghee and hence less color. I used low fat milk and just thickened it without making it like rabri like consistency.

  • Saroja

    Congratulations Sailu on the 7 th blog anniversary…..I have been a secret admirer all the way till now.One of my cousins introduced me to your blog couple of years ago and I have been a regular visitor to your blog since then.I love the way you present the recipes with your own personal touch and beautiful pictures.I recommended your site to many of my friends and family members.I really appreciate your passion and all the effort you put in presenting the recipes to us and hope to see more tasty recipes in the years to come.

  • Nitasha Chopra Jaiswal

    Sailu you cannot imagine how many recipes on your site I have tried and every single recipe comes out so tasty, my favs are your egg biryani, your chicken curry and mint pulao, your beerakaya guddukurra etc etc , thank you so very much for sharing the recipes, it is highly appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚ and Congratulations on 7 successful years for your Blog, I hope and wish there are many more years to come ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cilantro

    Congratulations Sailu! You have been an inspiration to many like me. Wish you all success!

  • Shalini

    Congrats Sailu on 7 great years!!! And thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes.

  • Swth9swth

    Hearty Congratulations Sailu..i like your recipes very much..and nice Ebook cooking items you offered us..thanks alot ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Shalini

    Congrats! Thanks for posting such easy and delicious recipes. Thanks to you that i have learned to cook.

  • Gita Gosavi

    An absolute ‘treat’ for eyes Sailu! ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely recipe! Many congratulations to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sss

    Congrats Sailu Gaaru!!!..I was religiously following your blog whenever i need to cook something special.. Thanks a lot for all the lovely recipes…

  • Dsnagalakshmi

    Congratulations Sailu. I love all of your recipes. Thank you for giving us such a nice cooking recipes in Ebook. Best wishes for your future blogging.

  • Jyosthna


  • Saranya

    Hi sailu..Many Congratulations to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kalpana

    Dear Sailu ..

    Hearty Congratulations !! and keep up the good work. You are an awesome example of giving back to the community. if i’d like to try some new / good dishes, you are the first one that comes to my mind. thank you so much. Is there a full version of the book coming out ? I think you should do it. It will be a great success and you will see how much people around the world love you without knowing you personally. Congrats again.


  • Swathi

    Heart felt congratulations Sailaja garu!! As much as i like your name, i love your blog more than that. The recipes you post here are simple and easy as well as delicious and turn out to be our delicacies. Iam from vijayawada back home, and residing in Irving,Tx and i truly enjoy your blog, and the feeling that “oka telugu ammayi blog idi”, that thought itself is soo refreshing and keeps me up, in these daily schedules. You are doing an awesome job Sailaja garu, and keep up the good work. Thank you for all the delicious recipes.

  • Soma 2cool

    Congratulations!! Will try making sahi tukra some day. Haven’t had it ever.

  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Awesome recipe, simple one and looks like rasmalai. Congratulations on your annual celebration! I have some recipes inspired by your blog on my blog.
    Thanks to you, I learnt how to make mom’s recipes back home ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kavitha

    Congratulation Sailaja on the 7th anniversary of your blog. I have learned so much from your blog

  • Priya

    Congrats Sailu, keep on rocking.. 7years of blogging that truly wonderful.

  • Cony982

    Congrats Sailaja!!! Your blog is fantastic and all your recipies come out great. I have reccomended your blog to many of my friends and we routinely discuss what we’ve tried making from your blog:-) Keep up the good work and wish you many more sucessful years ahead.

    Have you thought about writing a cookbook????

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Thanks, Now, if only a good publisher came along. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Shilpi

    Heartiest congratulations sailu! You are fabulous! Keep up the good work!

  • Chandrika Achuthan

    Congratulations Sailu!! Your recipes are really wonderful – please keep up the good
    work and let us have more recipes often.

  • Vijaya_kumari21

    congrats sailau garu may god bless you

  • arundati

    Congratulations Sailu! what a glorious journey it has been…. you were one of the first bloggers that i found and no doubt was inspired by… cheers and all good wishes for many more wonderful blogging years!

  • Rekha

    Congratulations Sailuji!!!!

  • Sailu | Indian Food

    Thanks everyone for you kind and warm wishes. Appreciate each one of you for taking the time and wishing me and my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Chungath Lijesh

    Congratulations for completion of 7 successive year of making other tummy happy ๐Ÿ™‚ …. And have to tell the logo looks amazing …..

    For sure will try this healthy version of shahi tukra for this diwali ….

  • Deepthi

    Congrats and thanks for the ebook!

  • Anushree Rajesh

    Congrats. Thankyou for all the wonderful recipes.

  • Hundi Mrudula

    heartiest congratulations to you sailaja!!!

  • nicolette

    Congrats Shailaja!! Thanks for the e-book. ๐Ÿ™‚

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