How to make tasty basundi

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

  2. aanchalgupta3 says:

    Reminds me of Rabri,so yummy!

  3. Kathy says:

    Sounds good, I’ve never had it before.

  4. Patricia says:

    This looks amazing, I’ll have to try.

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

  6. Nadie says:

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

  7. Soniya says:

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

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

  9. juelzjohn says:

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

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

  11. Oursamyatra says:

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

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

  13. Jagruti says:

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

  14. Shell says:

    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!

  15. Kobby says:

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

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

  17. Leslie says:

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

  18. Dyana @adebtfreejourney says:

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

  19. bauble stories says:

    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 😛

  20. Jennifer says:

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

  21. karanja4 says:

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

  22. You always share the most interesting recipes. I love learning about new dishes from you!

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

  24. The FashionSherlock says:

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

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

  26. April says:

    This sounds really good and warming. Thank for sharing!

  27. wow this looks yummy! never heard of it tho! thank you for sharing and have a fantastic day
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  28. I could bury my face in this bowl. Looks so amazing!

  29. Sapana says:

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

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

  31. This looks so rich, creamy and tasty … suoerb share

  32. afroz261 says:

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

  33. Piyali Mutha says:

    I love Basundi and this looks delicious.

How to make tasty basundi