Shahi Tukdas
Feb. 8, 2015, 8:42 p.m.

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Third year of married life begins :) And we are excited to see what Daddy God has in store for us :)
Reading each other, Understanding each other, learning each other is totally an everyday process. I am so happy that our love has grown year after year, Of course God is the third chord holding our covenant beautifully :)

Relationship is a heart matter and not about following a set of norms or points to make it stronger. I know that, still I am happy to share few points that I have learnt on my own in this 2 years journey :)

- Investing time in him, makes me efficient in any other work in the world out there.

- Marriage is about learning each other again and again.

- "Sorry" and "I love you" are two magic words in marriage.

- Tiny actions of love are easy way to keep connections strong.

- God shall give the wisdom to talk or do things at right time, right place.

- Overall, marriage is a covenant and it’s so important to make every effort to keep strong connections in our relationships.

I am sure I will revisit this post and update with more points next year :) God has always been interested in relationships. Triune God - Holy Spirit, Father God and Son were in perfect harmony and relationship that they were all one. Husband and wife are designed to be like the Triune God :)

"They are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate." says Matthew 19 :6


Today, I speak joy and restoration in every relationship of yours in Jesus name, Amen :)

Presenting today to you, is what I surprised him with on our second anniversary special lunch - Shahi Tukda/Shahi Tukre, A classic Indian dessert I will be ever proud of. Such a simple recipe but a grand taste. Do try this out and surprise your valentine :)

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Shahi Tukda/Shahi Tukre

 

Preparation time : 10 mins                                               |                                  Cooking Time : 20 mins

 

Here is what you will need..

 

1 packet Bread ( brown bread or wheat bread )

 

Pistachios crushed for garnishing


Oil or Ghee for frying

Heart shaped cookie cutter

For Rabri

 

1 Ltr Full fat milk

 

3 tbspns of sugar


salt, a pinch

saffron strands

Pinch of elaichi powder

For Sugar syrup

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

Pinch of elaichi powder

Preparations

 

Use cookie cutter to make heart shaped bread slices.

 

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Method

 

1. Heat a wok, add oil  or ghee for shallow frying. Once the oil is hot, add the bread slices. Fry on both sides until they turn golden brown.

 

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2. Drain the golden bread hearts on a tissue paper.

 

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3. Preparing the rabri - Meanwhile heat a thick bottomed pan. Boil the milk with continuous stirring until it is reduced to 1/4th portion. When it is half reduced, add 1/4 cup sugar, pinch of salt saffron strands and pistachios crushed.

 

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4. Mix well, Once it is 1/4th reduced, switch off the stove and let it cool.

 

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5.  Meanwhile mix 1/2 cup of sugar with 1/4 cup water in a pan. Boil them to a light sugar syrup in medium heat. Add elaichi powder, mix well and switch off the stove. Once it is cooled, dip the roasted/toasted bread slices for a minute in the sugar syrup.

 

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6. Using a tongs or spoon, gently remove the bread slices arrange them on a plate and pour the rabri over it. Top the deesert with pistachios.

 

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Notes:

 

1. The dish is extremely rich :) Eat, enjoy, workout.

 

2. You can toast the bread slices too, instead of frying.

 

3. Assembling the shahi tukdas can be done just before serving, so that they remain crunchy and crispy.


Please do try out and let me know your comments. Your comments help me grow. You can reach out for any doubts via mail or FB msg. Also, do not forget to send a picture when you try them, so that I can feature your creation on my FB page :)

Love & Shalom,

Jofy

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