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
- 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 .