How to make tasty basundi
Written by Jayashree
Published on August 30, 2017

Basundi is a delicious sweet dish  made during festivals. It is popular in the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat.  It is creamy, thick and makes a good dessert.

Basundi is made by boiling the milk in low flame until it is reduced to half the quantity. Sugar is added  and it is garnished with dry fruits.

Milk used is full fat milk, otherwise you will not get the creamy, grainy texture. It needs to be boiled on a low flame until it is reduced to half of the quantity.

A few of my other sweet dishes on the blog   Sweet potato kheer,  Moong dal payasa, Vermicelli payasa

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Ingredients :

  • 1 litre full fat milk
  • 1 cup sugar ( 1 cup =150 ml)
  • a few strands of saffron
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup assorted dry fruits
  • 1 teaspoon ghee

Method:

  1. Boil the milk on a low flame. Keep stirring in between.
  2. Add saffron strands to it. It imparts colour to the dish.
  3. Scrape the sides and put it along with the milk to boil. It gives a creamy texture.
  4. Let it reduce to half the quantity.
  5. Add sugar, stir and allow to cook for some more time.
  6. Let cool.
  7. Add cardamom powder.
  8. Roast the dry fruits in ghee and garnish with it.
  9. Serve chilled.

Take a tip:

  • Do not use skimmed milk.
  • Use a thick bottom pan. You can use a pressure cooker or pan.
  • Keep stirring at regular intervals. Otherwise, it may get burnt.
  • Adding cardamom powder in the end, gives more aroma.
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Basundi

Basundi is a tasty dessert made from evaporated milk. It is creamy, grainy and pairs well with poori. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 4 days 5 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 litre full fat milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • a few strands saffron
  • 1/2 cup assorted dry fruits
  • 1 teaspoon ghee

Instructions

  1. Boil milk on a low flame. Keep stirring in between. 

  2. Add saffron strands to it. It imparts colour and fragrance to the dish.

  3. Let it reduce to half the quantity. Scrape the sides and put it along with the milk to  boil.

  4. Add sugar, give a stir. Let it cook for some more time.


  5. Let cool. Add cardamom powder.

  6. Roast dry fruits in ghee and garnish it.

  7. Serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

  • Do not use skimmed milk. 
  • Use a thick bottom pan. You can use a pressure cooker or pan.
  • Keep stirring at regular intervals. Otherwise, it may get burnt.
  • Adding cardamom powder in the end, gives more aroma.
 

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65 Comments

  1. Catherine Brown

    I’ve never heard of this. It sounds delicious! 😉

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Catherine

      Reply
  2. aanchalgupta3

    Reminds me of Rabri,so yummy!

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Aaanchal, similar to rabri

      Reply
  3. Kathy

    Sounds good, I’ve never had it before.

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    • jayashree

      Thanks Kathy, do give a try.

      Reply
  4. Patricia

    This looks amazing, I’ll have to try.

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    • jayashree

      Thanks Patricia, do let me know how it was.

      Reply
  5. Monica at Lucky Mojito

    I love trying new foods. Sounds like a great dessert. What is poori?

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Monica, puri is flat bread that is deep fried. It tastes good with this.

      Reply
  6. Nadie

    I’ve never had but we love to try new things! Thanks for sharing !!

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    • jayashree

      Thanks Nadie

      Reply
  7. Soniya

    Its been years I had basundi.. and this looks so delicious! Saving this recipe will try it soon 🙂

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Soniya 🙂

      Reply
  8. Ashleya Nicole

    Basundi is a dish I’ve only ate once. I will be trying out your recipe soon!

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Ashleya

      Reply
  9. juelzjohn

    It looks so delicious.Haven’t heard of this before but would love to try it.

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou juelzjohn

      Reply
  10. Courtney Blacher

    This looks really delicious. I didn’t try it before, but I am going definitely to make it.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Courtney Blacher

      Reply
  11. Oursamyatra

    I love this dessert. My mom make this in home. Very mouth watering.

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou @oursamyatra

      Reply
  12. Freda @ Aromatic essence

    It looks lovely! Basundi & rabri are amongst my favorite Indian sweets! Your pic made me crave for some now 🙂

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Freada..:)

      Reply
      • jayashree

        Sorry typo Freda I meant

        Reply
  13. Jagruti

    I could eat 2-3 basundi bowl just like that:) so yummy.

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Jagruti

      Reply
  14. Shell

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I never heard of it before but it looks absolutely delicious and I love to try new foods!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Shell

      Reply
  15. Kobby

    mmmm delicious! Definitely one I’ll love to try.

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Kobby

      Reply
  16. Biscuits & Booze

    I’ve never had this either but it sounds so lovely!

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou @Biscuit&Booze

      Reply
  17. Leslie

    Looks delish! I would love to try this sweet recipe.

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Leslie

      Reply
  18. Dyana @adebtfreejourney

    I’ve never heard of this dish before but I’m always down to try new foods!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Dyana

      Reply
  19. bauble stories

    OMG my mom makes this all the time. We’re Pakistani. It is so good. And has a cooling feeling in your tummy. But we call it something else – I’ve forgotten 😛

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou @baublestories

      Reply
  20. Jennifer

    I’ve never heard of basundi but it looks delicious.

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Jennifer

      Reply
  21. karanja4

    Thank you for sharing. I should try this sometime… 🙂

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou @karanja4

      Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Constance Smith. Your comment bought a smile.

      Reply
  22. Azlin Bloor (@AzlinBloor)

    Milky and creamy desserts are just my favourite and I really love this! A little bit like rabri, but not as cooked down, awesome!

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Azlin Bloor..yes, its similar to Rabri

      Reply
  23. The FashionSherlock

    Looks like a yummy dessert. Is it similar to pudding.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou @The FashionSherlock…no it’s different.

      Reply
  24. Rezel Kealoha

    This sounds so good for when winter comes here. Can you make it with coconut milk?

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Rezel Kealoha, no you cannot use coconut milk here.

      Reply
  25. April

    This sounds really good and warming. Thank for sharing!

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou April

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou @Elegant Duchess

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Derek..

      Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Kala shree

      Reply
  26. Sapana

    Basundi is my favorite and yours looks so rich and delicious.

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  27. theyellowdaal

    Jaya, its one of my family’s favourites. Lovely share.

    Reply
  28. Ruchisvegkitchen

    This looks so rich, creamy and tasty … suoerb share

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  29. afroz261

    Basundi is my favorite desi sweet. Little time consuming so I rarely make it. But your recipe looks so. Very festive?

    Reply
  30. Piyali Mutha

    I love Basundi and this looks delicious.

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  31. PossesstheWorld

    Sounds like a nice warming dish for winter, would like to give this a try sometime

    Reply

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