Basundi is a traditional Indian dessert famous in Maharashtra, Gujarat and some parts of Karnataka. It is basically thickened milk flavoured with cardamom powder and saffron. Here is a traditional recipe to make it. 

Basundi

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 35 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Basundi is a traditional Indian dessert and is basically thickened milk flavoured with cardamom powder and saffron. Here is a traditional recipe to make it. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 litres Full Fat Milk
  • 1 pinch Saffron
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Rose water

Instructions

  1. Put the milk in a heavy bottom pan.

  2. Heat till it comes to a boil.

  3. Take 2 tbsp milk from it in a bowl.

  4. Add saffron and keep aside.

  5. Simmer the heat and let the milk thicken for almost 1 hour.

  6. Keep stirring in between.

  7. When the milk is reduced to 1/2, add saffron soaked in milk, cardamom powder, sugar and rose water.

  8. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.

  9. Add the slivered nuts.

  10. Chill nicely before serving.

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 nuts for a few seconds to give that silky smooth texture.

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

Nutrition Facts
Basundi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 35
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 8g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.