Every Eid celebration is incomplete without this traditional bread dessert called ‘Shahi Tukda’. Did you know that this dessert is connected with Emperor Babur? Let us know about how this dessert came to being and how you can make it at home. Scroll down!
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!