How to make Shahi Tukra and Moong Dal Halwa Canapes -

Innovative recipe of canapes with flavour of the best of Indian mithais.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Hi Tea.

Main Ingredients : White Bread Slices (सफेद ब्रेड), Skinless Green Gram

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

Shahi Tukra and Moong Dal Halwa Canapes

Shahi Tukra and Moong Dal Halwa Canapes Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Shahi Tukra and Moong Dal Halwa Canapes Recipe

  • White Bread Slices 6-7

  • Skinless Green Gram soaked 1 cup

  • Ghee 6 tablespoons

  • Milk 2-3 cups

  • Condensed milk 1 cup (400 gms) + for serving

  • Green cardamom powder 1 teaspoon

  • Nutmeg powder 1 teaspoon

  • Raisins 1 tablespoon

  • Chopped almonds 1 tablespoon

  • Silver leaf for decorating


Step 1

Crush green gram in a food processor coarsely.

Step 2

Heat 3 tbsps ghee in a non-stick pan. Add crushed green gram and sauté for ½ hour.

Step 3

Add milk, stir to mix and cook till the milk reduces.

Step 4

Take bread slices and cut out roundels from them using a medium size cookie cutter.

Step 5

Heat remaining ghee in another non-stick pan. Place bread roundels on it and shallow-fry till evenly golden from both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Add Milkmaid to green gram and mix well. Add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, raisins and chopped almonds and mix well. Cook till the mixture turns golden.

Step 7

Place fried bread roundels on a serving dish and put spoonful on Milkmaid on each. Make quennels of the cooked green gram mixture and place on each roundel. Decorate with silver leaf.

Step 8

Serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.