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Shahi Tukra

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Shahi tukra is a rich Mughal dessert, where crisp butter-fried bread is soaked in a cardamom-and-saffron-infused milk. In the interests of speed (and greed) I decided to convert it into a brioche bread and butter pudding, so you get a crisp topping along with the wonderful flavours of saffron and cardamom within the dish – blackberries and pistachios are my left-field addition. My mother serves the original with clotted cream on the side, and so as not to break with tradition, I give it as a serving suggestion here.

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Ingredients

milk (whole or semi-skimmed)
medium free-range egg yolks
caster sugar
single cream
sliced brioche, cut into quarters
blackberries
chopped pistachios
clotted cream, to serve
Storecupboard:
good saffron threads
cardamom pods, seeds ground

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From the book: India Express: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Every Day

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