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Basundi Recipe

Basundi
How to make Basundi

About Basundi Recipe: An easy to make milk dessert gripped with the flavor of saffron, almonds and pistachios. Basundi is a dessert commonly made in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka. It is similar to rabdi.

  • Total Cook Time 45 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 35 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Basundi

  • 1 Litre full fat milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Cardamom pods
  • 5 almonds, blanched
  • 3 pistachios (skinned)
  • 10-15 Saffron threads

How to Make Basundi

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1.
Soak saffron in 2 tsp hot milk, keep aside. Chop finely or crush coarsely, the almonds and pistachios.
2.
Peel and powder cardamom seeds with a mallet.
3.
Add to chopped dry fruit.
4.
Run saffron with base of a mallet, in cup, till dissolved in milk.
5.
Put milk to boil in a large deep pan, stirring occasionally.
6.
When it starts boiling, reduce heat and boil.
7.
Stir frequently, till milk is 2/3 in volume.
8.
Add all other ingredients to boiling milk.
9.
Boil further for 3-4 minutes. Take off fire. Cool a little.
10.
Pour into a large decorative serving bowl.
11.
Allow to cool completely, chill in refrigerator for 4-5 hours.
12.
To avoid a layer forming on the surface, stir frequently while cooling.
13.
Serve chilled in individual cups with rose petal to decorate on top, if desired.

Key Ingredients: full fat milk, sugar, Cardamom pods, almonds, pistachios (skinned), Saffron threads

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