Modern Shahi Tukray

Modern Shahi Tukray

Modern Shahi Tukray

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Cuisine Pakistani
Servings 8


  • 6 slices White Bread (edges removed, each slice cut in four triangles)
  • 1 cup Oil
  • 3 cups Milk
  • Pinch Saffron Threads (toasted and ground)
  • 6 Cardamom Pods (removed and seeds ground)
  • 3 Eggs Beaten
  • ½ cup Sugar or taste
  • 1 tbsp. Pistachios Crushed


  • Pre-heat oven to 350° F. Butter a square baking dish.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan. Fry bread in batches, about 1-2 minutes each side until golden brown. Add extra oil as needed. Remove from heat.
  • Arrange bread in layers in buttered baking dish.
  • Place milk in saucepan and bring to boil. Lower heat. Add ground saffron and cardamom, and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Occasionally stir and remove any milk residue with a wooden spoon. Remove from heat.
  • While the milk simmers on low heat, beat eggs and sugar with a whisk in a large bowl until well-mixed.
  • Pour milk into the egg and sugar mixture, and beat again until well-mixed.
  • Pour custard over bread, and bake uncovered for 25 minutes.
  • Top with crushed pistachios.

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