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