7 August 2007

Custard Shahi Tukde


It's often easier to plan out the main course when I'm expecting guests than to decide the dessert! After all the cleaning up and cooking that accompanies entertaining, I'm too tired to prepare an appealing dessert. On many occasions the myriad options narrowed down to store bought icecreams, which the kids eyed wistfully (you know how moms are paranoid about infections from a spoonful of icecream!) I found the solution which appealed to everyone. A good looking, 10 minute dessert sure to get you a few compliments from guests. You can even make this on regular days when you have those sweet cravings. Read on to see how simple it is:

Cut the corners of 6-7 slices of bread and save the crumbs for later use. Smear some ghee on both sides of the bread slices. Roast the bread gently on a skillet till golden. Arrange the slices on the serving dish.

Put 2 cups of milk to boil. In ½ cup of milk mix 2 tbsp of custard powder (vanilla flavour) and sugar as per taste. Add to the hot milk and stirring continuously. Let the consistency remain liquidy. Pour hot custard over the bread slices evenly. The bread should soak in the custard and turn sweet. Garnish with coarsely crushed pistachios and almonds and candied cherries. Serve at room temperature or cold.

For a richer, heavier shahi tukde you can deep fry the bread in ghee, dunk the fried bread in milk+sugar syrup, garnish with cream, mava, fruit slices etc, etc.

Sending this express dessert to Mallugirl for her Express Cooking event. Hope she accepts it.

51 comments:

Poonam said...

This looks yummy!

Asha said...

Sounds great and look delicious.I had a muslim friend who used to bring it to college in a plastic bag!:)
If you grill the top a little bit until slightly golden,it tastes even better.Enjoy!:))

Sharmi said...

lovely looking shahi tukde. My mom always makes it. I made it once for a party and it was a great hit.

Richa said...

wow! that looks so creamy & yummy :) quick one to entertain with.

Viji said...

Sounds great and looks yummy ;-)

Seema said...

Shahi Tukde looks delicious. I never got a chance to taste this till date. Looks deserty.

Roopa said...

looks great! thats a quick and deleicious dessert!nice entry!

Padma said...

Wow that is yummy....its a quick dessert for unplanned frens coming for supper...thanx for sharing and nice pics

Cynthia said...

Too often I have been guilty of making dessert an afterthought too :) but now I can add your custard to my list of desserts to make.

Jyothi said...

Looks amazing and yummy. Great entry dear jyothsna. Thanks for sharing.

Kajal said...

Easy to make and also healthy with milk and fruit slices.:)

archana said...

Nice and simple tasty dessert. Idea of adding custard is nice :)Looks creamy and yummy :)

Sig said...

Express bread pudding! looks yummy! Yeah, I have that problem too, dessert is always the difficult part while party planning, and I too end up picking something up from the store often :(

Mishmash ! said...

Oye, this is for me !!! I like desserts only if it's simple.....:)

Shn

Jyothsna said...

Poonam - It's great!

Asha - Oh, you are talking of Shahi tukde or double ka meetha, that's a rich dessert. This is a lite and quick version :) Thanks for the grilling tip.

Sharmi - Exactly, it's a party hit.

Richa - Right, not much labour over it :)

Viji - Thanks, I'll trade it for some jam :)

Seema - Hope you get to try it sometime.

Roopa - Thanks.

Padma - Hope you try it.

Cynthia - Ah, I'm not the only one then...

Jyothi - Thanks, try it sometime.

Kajal - It's very healthy, just don't count the calories :)

Archana - Custard simplifies the whole thing.

Sig - Pudding requires more time and effort :D

Shn - You can have it... :)

Vcuisine said...

Lovely recipe Jyothsna. Viji

indosungod said...

that is a really a quick any yummy snack too can't it be?

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is my fav....Looks YUM!...lovely picture...

Susan said...

A bread pudding that doesn't have to be baked -- now THAT'S express! I love the candied cherry garnish, like little jewels.

Coffee said...

I have had this at my muslim friends place and have loved it totally! Very delicious! :)

Jyothsna said...

Thankyou Viji, Indo, Sukanya, Susan!

Coffee - The original Shahi Tukde is a rich and more time consuming version. Mine's just a quick rip-off :)

SeeC said...

Looks yummy and lip-smacking. Should give it a try sometime.

mallugirl said...

why shouldn't I accept it?If I had my way, everybody would eat dessert instead of dinner!

Jyothsna said...

SeeC - Thanks.

Mallugirl - Wow! I'd love to have desserts for every course :)

Suma Gandlur said...

Looks great and what a great idea for parties.

Hima said...

That is mouthwatering. Lovely dish.

Susan said...

Custardy creamy bread in 10 minutes?! You are an angel! Sounds luscious!

Anupama said...

That's so simple Jyotsna. A definite must-do. Would you like to come over for a Blog Picnic on my blog.

sra said...

Hi Jyothsna, try this to be able to see flickr pix, I haven't tested it myself

http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/05/bypass-flickr-ban-in-iran-uae-and-saudi.html

sra said...

This too, I haven't tried this either

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4286

Jyothsna said...

Suma, Hima - Thanks!

Susan - :) It's pretty and quick, do try it.

Anupama - Welcome here. I love picnics, will come over with something :)

Sra - Thanks dear! I left a comment on your blog.:)

TBC said...

This is a nice dessert. I almost never make desserts just because it is very time-consuming. This is pretty simple to make. Thanks for the recipe!

Sandeepa said...

I love shahi tukde. Haven't had it for a while now. You remind me and make me crave even at 12 at night !!!

Jyothsna said...

TBC - I like easy-peasy desserts. Try it :)

Sandeepa - You have a sweet craving :) Have a lovely weekend!

mystic rose said...

mmm... looks delicious!!
i had been reading the other recipes as well.

Sri said...

Good dish...Nice pic.Will give it a try.

Jyothsna said...

Mystic Rose, Sri - Welcome here. Thankyou for yur comments. :)

Bharathy said...

This is the dessert my daughter craves for..hope she hasnt seen this recipe of yours coz so far I had been skipping her requests telling,I donno how to make it..
I will def make this before she comes over to ur site..:)Thanx a LOOOOT for the same..:)

Jeena said...

Lovely recipe I love custard also it's always interesting to see quick recipes for sweets because it is always tiring when we want sweets after all our cooking. :)

Sia said...

happy I-day sweetie:) i have got a samll surprise for u @my place:) come n collect it fast;)

swapna susarla said...

wow jyothsna
really mouth watering recipe!1

Jyothsna said...

Bharathy - I do hope you make this for your daughter :)

Jeena - I do like quickies :)

Sia - Happy I-Day to you too. Coming over, soon.

Swapna - Hey, nice to see you here after long!

rahin said...

hey jyothsna......love shahi tukde recipe ....never tried the one with custard...looks v gud

Mandira said...

Delicious shahi tukde jyothsna, I have to try it soon.

Jyothsna said...

Thankyou Mandira and Rahin!

Mansi Desai said...

Hi Jyothsana

nice recipe..i've made it before and it tastes great!! milk and bread are my favs:)

Jyothsna said...

Thanks Manasi!

Lotus Reads said...

Jyo, you've saved my life, I love Shahi tukde but hesitated to eat it because of the calories...this one I can handle, besides it's so easy to make, thank you, thank you!!!

Jyothsna said...

Lotus - Never count calories when you have desserts! :)

Grihini said...

This is something new to me. I will try this next time I have a party at home. Thanks for sharing. :)

Jyothsna said...

Sure Grihini! :)