Puri Basundi Recipe

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Puri Basundi
How to make Puri Basundi
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Basundi is popular Maharashtrian dessert generally prepared during the festive season, you can serve it with crisp puris.

Ingredients of Puri Basundi

  • For puri:
  • 2 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar for enhanced taste and golden color
  • 1/2 cup fine rava (suji) for prolonged crispiness
  • 2 Tbsp oil for kneading
  • Oil for deep frying
  • For basundi:
  • 1 liter or 4 cups skimmed milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 Tbsp chopped almonds
  • 8-10 strands of saffron (optional, mix the strands of saffron in 2 Tbsp warm milk to release flavor and color)
  • 1 Tbsp charoli / chironji

How to Make Puri Basundi

  • Method for puri:
  • 1.Mix the whole wheat flour, 2 Tbsp oil, sugar, salt and rava. Knead into soft dough using water.
  • 2.Cover and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • 3.Divide the dough into equal portions tennis ball sized and roll out each portion in rounds. Not too thick or too thin.
  • 4.Heat the oil in a deep kadai and deep fry the puri.
  • 5.Gently press the puri with the ladle when it tries to float on the top. This will make it puff well.
  • 6.Fry until they turn golden light brown in color. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • 7.Method for basundi:
  • 8.Boil the milk in a heavy bottom kadai. Keep stirring the milk constantly and reduce it until it becomes thick and quantity of the milk is about half a liter.
  • 9.Add the sugar, saffron, and cook for another 5 minutes. Stir the mixture. Remove from stove.
  • 10.Add chopped almonds, cardamom powder and charoli. Mix well.
  • 11.Let the basundi cool down. It will become thick once when cooled.