Shahi Cigar

Don’t get carried away by the name cigar, it’s nothing but a fancy form of our most loved dessert Shahi Tukda. Shahi Tukda is loved by all in my family so this time around Holi, I thought I would give it a makeover and present it in a glamorous form. Who doesn’t like a touch of glitter?

I stuffed Gulkand and unsweetened coconut flakes into it and rolled it into the shape of a cigar. Later on, after frying in desi ghee, I served it with Saffron Rabdi. It was divine in taste and everyone loved it.

I thought about doing a pictorial recipe for this post but due to this COVID 19 situation, it never happened and somehow I forgot about it. A lot of my readers were interested in knowing the recipe so I thought I should share this with everyone.

Shahi Cigar/Shahi Tukda

Gulkand and coconut flakes stuffed inside a rolled bread slice and shaped like cigar. After frying, they are served with Saffron Rabdi.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 8 Slices White Bread(you won’t get the desired crisp texture in any other bread)
  • 6 Tbsp Gulkand
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut flakes
  • Desi Ghee for frying the cigars.
  • For Making the Rabdi
  • 3 Cups Whole milk
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 8-10 Strands of Saffron
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar(you can increase or decrease the quantity according to your taste.
  • 1 Tbsp Pistachio (for garnishing)


  • Cut all the sides of the bread.
  • Roll each one of them .Make them thin.
  • Fill each bread with gulkand and coconut flakes.
  • Make it like cigar . Close both ends properly ,otherwise while frying filling will come out.
  • Fry it in desi ghee till it look pink and crisp.
  • How to Make Rabdi
  • Boil milk and cream together till they are thick .
  • Add crushed saffron to it . You can soak it in 2 tbsp warm milk as well.
  • Milk will look thick and golden yellow.
  • Add sugar to it .
  • Serve Fried cigar rolls and rabdi drizzled over it .

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