Eid 2023: Shahi Tukda Recipe For The Festive Feast

Shahi Tukda and Eid feast go hand in hand. This traditional Eid dessert has bread pieces fried in ghee and dipped in flavoured condensed milk and nuts. It is super rich and super delicious. Shahi Tukda is savoured in many parts during Eid. In some Southern regions, it is also known as ‘double ka meetha’ with a little change in thickness. But have you ever wondered how this ‘shahi’ dessert came to being? 

Shahi Tukda translates to royal bite and as its name suggests, this dish is as royal as it can get. Talking about the origin of this scrumptious dessert, there are many theories believed by people around the globe. Some people believe that this traditional dessert is inspired from a bread pudding popular in Africa and central Asia. It was said to be brought by Emperor Babur and his soldiers to India. The royal chefs added their desi touch to it and in no time, this dish made its way to the royal Mughal menu. Till now, shahi tukda is one such royal dessert fondly enjoyed during Eid and loved for its rich and vibrant flavours.

Since we all love this dessert so much, let us make it at home. If you think that making shahi tukda is hard, you are wrong. We have brought a quick and easy recipe for you. Here you go! 


  • 7 to 8 slices of bread 
  • 5 cups milk 
  • ½ cup sugar 
  • ½ cup ghee (for shallow frying) 
  • ½ cup dry fruits (for garnish) 
  • Silver varq 


  • To begin with, take the bread slices and trim their crust. Cut each bread slice in a circle or triangular shape, as you like. 
  • Meanwhile, heat ghee in a pan. Then, start shallow-frying the bread slices. First fry one side for a minute and turn over. 
  • Fry again until the bread turns crispy and golden brown. When done, drain out the extra ghee and keep them aside. 
  • Now, heat a pan and milk. Simmer it for 10 to 12 minutes and wait until it is reduced to half. Make sure you keep stirring the milk otherwise it will burn. 
  • Then, add sugar and again, simmer the milk for 5 to 6 minutes. Keep stirring. 
  • When done, remove milk from the pan and put it aside. 
  • Take a serving dish and place fried bread slices on it. Pour the chilled condensed milk on the top of the bread slices and also place silver varq. 
  • Garnish with fry fruits and serve!