Pineapple Basundi is a delicious twist on the traditional basundi which is a popular and authentic Gujarati or Maharashtrian dessert.

Pineapple Basundi Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 44 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

The creaminess of basundi mixed with the sourness of pineapple is a combination you would fall in love with every bite of the way. So let's try this delicious Indian fusion dessert Pineapple Basundi Recipe



  • 1 and 1/2 litres Milk Full cream
  • 5-6 threads Saffron
  • 2 tbsp Sugar Can adjust according to your taste
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple Cut into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp Almond and pistachios Slivered


  1. Put the milk in a heavy bottom pan.

  2. Heat till it comes to a boil.

  3. Simmer the heat and let the milk thicken for almost 2 hours.

  4. Keep stirring in between.

  5. When the milk is reduced to ⅓ rd, add cardamom powder and sugar.

  6. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.

  7. Remove the pan from heat and let the basenji cool.

  8. Add pineapple pieces once the basundi has cooled and refrigerate it for a few hours.

  9. Garnish with slivered almond and pistachios.

  10. Serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

Keep in mind that basundi with thicken a little more while cooling. So keep the consistency accordingly.

The consistency of basundi is like that of condensed milk.

If you like your basundi very creamy and smooth, just blend it in a blender before adding the pineapple for a few seconds to give that silky smooth texture.

Do not blend when the basundi is cold otherwise butter may separate.

You can add Khoya (Khawa) or white bread to thicken the basundi.

Some people also add milkmaid to their basundi to thicken it faster. If adding, then reduce the amount of sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Basundi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 44 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 52mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Vitamin C 7.3mg9%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.