4 slices of bread
1 liter of milk
1 cup sugar
2-3 cardamom pods
Chopped nuts for garnish (almonds, pistachios)
Cut the bread slices into halves or quarters and deep fry them in hot oil until they turn golden brown. Drain them on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
In a saucepan, add the milk and cardamom pods, and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 30-40 minutes until it thickens and reduces in volume. Keep stirring occasionally to avoid burning the milk.
In another saucepan, add sugar, saffron strands, and 1 cup of water. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer until it turns into a thick syrup.
Dip the fried bread slices in the sugar syrup for 30-40 seconds, and remove them carefully. Place the soaked bread slices on a serving plate.
Pour the thickened milk over the bread slices, covering them completely. Garnish with chopped nuts and saffron strands.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
Your delicious Shahi Tukda is now ready to be served!