Basundi Recipe

Basundi Recipe | Zelish

Basundi is an Indian sweet that popular in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka states. It is made by reducing the milk on low flame till half the quantity and sweetened with sugar, flavored with cardamom, saffron and garnished with lots of chopped nuts.

Basundi Recipe is super creamy, rich, perfectly sweet with the crunch of nuts in every spoon. A perfect festive dessert that not to be missed.

Even though it falls in the ‘dessert’ category, it is usually served along with meal (feast thali) and eaten warm with puri. Basundi puri is the best combo you’ll ever try.

It is usually made during festivals like Diwali, Bhai dooj, Raksha bandhan, Gudi padwa or any special occasions. In Gujarat, you may see basundi on the menu during wedding functions. You can have this during the vrat or Navratri fasting as a dessert or as a meal with rajgira puri.

Cuisine: Festival Special Recipes
Dish Type: Desert
Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 50 Minutes

Ingredients of Basundi Recipe

2 litre or 2.5 cups Milk (Full-fat Whole)
0.5 to 0.67 cup Sugar
0.5 teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder
0.25 teaspoon Freshly grated nutmeg
few strands Saffron
10-12 Almonds
10-12 Cashew nuts
10-12 Pistachios

How to make Basundi Recipe

Step 1: Take the milk in a heavy bottom pan. Turn the heat on medium.
Step 2: Bring it to a boil. As it starts boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low. Keep stirring and keep cooking till it gets its half quantity. Do stir every five minutes and also scrap the sides and bottom of the pan to avoid scorching the milk.
Step 3: While simmering the milk, you will see a thin film of malai at the surface. Mix as you stir and it gives grainy texture in the basundi. Now the milk is half quantity, it took me 35 minutes.
Step 4: Add sugar, cardamom powder, nutmeg, saffron and chopped nuts. Mix and let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Saffron will infuse its color, basundi will be thick, yet runny consistency. Turn off the stove.
Step 5: This can be served warm, room temperature or chilled.

Step by Step Process How to Make Basundi Recipe with Photo:

Step 1: Take the milk in a heavy bottom pan. Turn the heat on medium.

Basundi Step 1 | Zelish

Step 2: Bring it to a boil. As it starts boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low. Keep stirring and keep cooking till it gets its half quantity. Do stir every 2-3 minutes and also scrap the sides and bottom of the pan to avoid scorching.

Basundi Step 2 | Zelish

Step 3: While simmering, you will see a thin film of malai at the surface. Do mix as you stir. It gives grainy texture in the basundi. Now the milk is half quantity, it took me 35 minutes.

Basundi Step 3 | Zelish

Step 4: Now add sugar and mix.

Basundi Step 4 | Zelish

Step 5: Also, add cardamom powder and freshly grated nutmeg, mix.

Basundi Step 5 | Zelish

Step 6: Add saffron.

Basundi Step 6 | Zelish

Step 7: Add chopped nuts.

Basundi Step 7 | Zelish

Step 8: Mix and let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Saffron will infuse its color, basundi will be thick, yet runny consistency. Turn off the stove. This can be served warm, room temperature or chilled.

Basundi Step 8 | Zelish

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