Basundi Recipe

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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 pods cardamom
  • 5 almonds blanched
  • 3 pistachios skinned
  • 10-15 threads saffron

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.
Nutritional Information
Calories 267.2 Kcal
  • 25.5gCarbs
  • 11.5gFats
  • N/A Cholesterol
  • 7.4gProtein
  • N/AFiber
Calcium: 352.8 mgPhosphorous: 222.6 mgPotassium: 156.5 mgVitamin A: 80 IU