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.
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
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.