Shahi Tukda / Bread Rasmalai

shahi Tukda
Around midweek ...Wednesdays, Thursdays, one thought crosses my mind.... What special shall I cook for this weekend?  Sometimes, I go through my blog's older posts just to see what is my blog missing.  Its a win win.  We get to try new delicacies to satiate our taste buds and my blog gets a new post.  Turns out today is the turn for Shahi Tukda which is also called as Double ka Meetha.  Recently, I found out another name for this dessert - Bread Rasmalai where the bread slices are round in shape.

Bread Slices - 3
Whole Milk - 4 cups
Sugar - 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp
Almonds, Pistachios - 4 each
Green Cardamom/Elaichi - 2 pods
Saffron/Kesar - few strands
Ghee/Clarified Butter - 3 tbsp

How to make Shahi Tukda or Double ka Meetha:
  • Discard the sides of the bread slices and cut each one into 2 triangular pieces or any desired shape. You can cut out round circles with a cookie cutter as well. Heat about 3 tbsp ghee in a pan. Fry the bread pieces until golden brown and crisp. Add more ghee if required. Let the fried bread cool.
  • Crush cardamom seeds and saffron in a mortar pestle to a fine powder. Chop almonds, pistachios and any other nuts of your choice.
  • Heat milk in a thick bottom vessel, keep stirring after every few minutes. When milk is reduced to half, add ground cardamom, saffron and 1 tbsp sugar. Add more or less sugar to suit your taste. Continue cooking till sugar dissolves and milk turns creamy. Keep this sweetened milk aside.
  • To save some time, you can use store bought Sweetened Condensed Milk and dilute it with milk, until you get the desired consistency and sweetness.
  • Now preparing the sugar syrup for fried bread.  Heat 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar in a vessel. Cook till sugar melts and the syrup turns slightly sticky. After the syrup cools down, dip the fried bread in it. Coat the bread slices well and arrange them on a serving platter. Hot fried bread and hot sugar syrup is not good for this recipe, bread will turn soggy. 
  • Pour the sweetened milk on the bread slices. Garnish with chopped nuts and refrigerate for about an hour or so.  Enjoy chilled Double ka Meetha.


  1. very easy and nice recipe of shahi tukda!

  2. I don't have much of a sweet tooth but hubby loves this..looks great..nice recipe!!

  3. During my college days this was one of the famous snacks served to us...feeling nostalgic....lovely dish...

  4. lovely recipe, looks yummyyyyyyyyyyyy

  5. Yummy delight. Sounds easy also.

  6. looks very inviting. droolworthy pic.

  7. Nice recipe, i will have to try this out.

  8. thats a really nice treat to sweet lovers .. looks delicious


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