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Dilbahar Shahi Tukda Recipe With A Healthy Twist

Shahi Tukda, the famous Indian sweet, is made with a healthy twist and in different flavour to suit the taste buds of kids.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword How to Make Shahi Tukda, Shahi Tukra
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Author Samira



  • 6 Piece Brown Bread
  • 2 Tbsp Clarified Butter (Ghee)

Jaggery Syrup

  • 1/4 Cup Jaggery Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Water


  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Custard Powder (Vanilla Flavoured)
  • 2 Tbsp Jaggery Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla


  • 1/4 Cup Chocolate Sauce (Store bought or Homemade)
  • 2 or 3 Tbsp Sugar Sprinkles


Toast The Bread

  1. Cut bread in various shapes using cookie cutter. I used heart shape.

  2. Brush clarified butter on both sides.

  3. Toast in airfryer at 180 degrees for 5 minutes or till golden brown.

Make Jaggery Syrup

  1. Heat jaggery with water and boil it for 2 or 3 minutes till thickens slightly.

Make Custard

  1. Dissolve custard powder in 2 tbsp milk.

  2. Heat rest of the milk with jaggery powder. When jaggery dissolves and milk is heated well, add the custard powder mix.

  3. Cook the custard for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring continuously, till it gets slightly thick.


  1. Let it cool down slightly. Now, dip toasted bread hearts in this syrup and arrange in the serving plate.

  2. Spoon little more jaggery syrup on the toasted bread once laid in the serving plate. 

  3. Pour custard sauce over these bread hearts.

  4. Drizzle chocolate sauce and sprinkle sugar sprinkles.

  5. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour or two.

  6. Serve with love, additional custard sauce and chocolate sauce optional.

Recipe Notes

  1. Instead of air frying, you can deep fry the bread hearts or toast them in OTG or Toaster.
  2. Leftover trimmings of bread can be used for making bread crumbs or bread upma.