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Shahi tukda contains 2 main elements, one is fried bread and the other is rabri, A good Rabri should have a medium thick consistency & a grainy texture. Full of flavor.
Ingredients required to make (about 200gms of) Rabri are:
Full fat Milk – 1 litre
Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar – 3 tablespoon ( as per taste)
Kesar 2 -3 strands
Khoya – 1 tablespoon (if available)
Soaked cashews – 1 tablespoon
Chopped pista – 1 teaspoon for garnish
Take a pan/kadhai and start boiling full cream milk on low/medium flame.
It will take about an hour for this milk to thicken so have patience, don’t try to speed up the process by using the full flame or you will burn the milk.
Occasionally stir the milk and move the Malai that forms on the top layer. this Malai you can move aside to the corner of this pan.
Once the milk begins to thicken, the Malai on the corners will also thicken, which you can stir back into the Rabri. Once the milk has reduced to one half or one third of the starting quantity you can add chopped cashews, cardamom powder, sugar and a couple of strands of kesar if you like your rabri to be the colour yellow. I usually save the kesar to garnish because I like it to be white. Add a few drops of kewra essence for enhanced flavor.
You can also add one tablespoon of khoya to thicken the rabdi even further or to speed up the process. I had some left after I a ghee at home, so I used that to thicken my rabdi & reduce the cooking time.
Once Rabri is ready,
Shallow/deep fry triangles of bread in ghee.
I usually shallow toast the bread in ghee, until it’s crispy n light brown.
Now in a flat bowl, place a couple of bread triangles, pour in the Rabri generously, garnish with sliced pistachios. Hence the Rabri needs to be the right consistency to be soaked in well by the breads.
Let it sit in the fridge for 10mins before serving.
Hope you enjoy cooking & eating this super tasty and easy dessert.
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