Sahi Tukra/Toast is a dish that is fit for a King. This dish actually belonged to the Nawabi food menu. This dessert is very famous in North India. Traditionally it is prepared with pieces of bread that have been deep fried till golden brown and crisp, soaked in sugar syrup then topped with the very popular rabdi (condensed milk) and garnished with loads of dry fruits.
But here I am sharing the simple and no Oil version of Sahi Tukda which will make this recipe low in calorie, tasty and healthy.
Preparation Time: 5mins ∏ Cooking Time: 30mins ∏ Servings: 2-3
Level: Beginners (Easy) ∏ Measurement: 1 Cup ≡ 250 ml ≡ 250gm
- 4 slices of brown/white bread
- 2 cup of milk
- 3/4 cup of sugar (+2teaspoon)
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder (or whole cardamom)
- A pinch of Kesar (Saffron)
- 1-2 teaspoon melted butter
- 7-8 Almonds
- 4-5 cashew nuts
- 5-6 pista
How to make Sahi Tukra:
Step1: Pour 2 cup of milk in a heavy bottom pan and let the milk boil on medium flame for 5-6 minutes. Now add 2 teaspoon sugar and stir well and let it condense for around 10minutes, keep stirring continuous to avoid sticking milk to the base of the pan. Add saffron strands & cardamom powder and mix well. Once the milk gets thickened like a paste switch off the flame.
Step2: Preheat Oven to 360°F (180°C). In the meanwhile when oven is getting heated we will make slices out of bread and sugar syrup.
Apply some melted butter on both the sides of bread then cut them in squares shape. Arrange them on a baking tray. Once oven is heated place baking tray on the middle rack in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until bread looks crispy and golden. (Keep an eye on it so that it won’t burn from top). Once done remove it and let it cool for 5 minutes.
Step3: In the meanwhile when bread is getting toasted in oven we will prepare the sugar syrup and chop the dry fruits.
Take 3/4 cup sugar in a pan and add around 6 teaspoon (less than 1/2 cup) of water to it and let it heat on medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Once the sugar syrup is getting boiled add pinch of cardamom powder. We need to boil sugar syrup till be get the single thread consistency. Once done turn off the flame and let it down down a bit.
Step4: Now take the toasted bread slices and dip them in slightly warm sugar syrup and coat it well from all sides and remove it on a plate. Repeat the same step with all the slices. (Note: Don’t soak the slices for long in the sugar syrup otherwise it will become soggy. Also sugar syrup should not be hot it should be slightly warm).
Sahi Tukda is ready to be served. It tastes best when served slightly warm. Top it with Rabri (Condensed milk) and garnish it with chopped dry fruits. Enjoy this Sahi Tukda with your family and friends.