Basundi Recipe

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How to make Basundi
  • Recipe By: Niru Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

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