Shahi Tukray (Indian Bread Pudding)


A rich and creamy Indian dessert. Garnish with sliced almonds or pistachios. Serve warm, at room temperature, or put in the fridge overnight.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 31 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 46 mins
8 servings


  • 1 quart half-and-half

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 loaf sliced bread, crusts removed, divided

  • oil for frying


  1. Combine half-and-half, sugar, and condensed milk in a large pot over medium-low heat. Bring to a gentle boil; simmer until reduced by half, about 55 minutes.

  2. Dissolve 2 slices of bread in the half-and-half mixture; blend mixture with an immersion blender until thickened.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan. Fry remaining bread slices in batches until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Drain on paper towels.

  5. Slice bread diagonally; layer slices in a 9x12-inch baking dish. Pour in enough of the half-and-half mixture to evenly soak the slices.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly, about 20 minutes. Flip bread slices and continue baking, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

707 Calories
26g Fat
111g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 707
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 498mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 111g 40%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 79g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 352mg 27%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 396mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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