Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Basundi - How to make Basundi

Basundi is a one among the popular milk based dessert you can easily find in most of the marriage menu. This rich and delicious dessert is made simply with full fat milk, yes milk boiled in low heat with sugar until the milk gets reduced to half of the quantity makes this extremely delicious Basundi. Its quite a fantabulous sweet, one can enjoy along with some deep fried pooris, actually basundi makes an excellent pair with pooris. However people enjoy basundi chilled as much as like rabdi, an another milk dessert prepared almost like basundi. Basundi prepared with whole fat milk tastes absolutely divine and this dessert will definitely please everyone's tastebuds especially if you have sweet tastebuds.

Basundi, Basundi Recipe

I got a big bottle of Organic full fat milk from Mark & Spencer to make this ultimate basundi, trust me it came out extremely fabulous, when served chilled one can have a huge bowl of this lipsmacking dessert without any fuss. Though this dessert is loaded with sugar and nuts, its quite a nourishing one and makes an excellent dessert even after a heavy meal. Its been a quite a long i want to make this basundi at home and finally i did. Though this dessert asks for continous stirring and bit long cooking process, definitely basundi is worth to try.If you are a huge fan of milk sweets, dont forget to give a try to this beautiful sweet. Am running my first week of blogging marathon with 'Indian Mithais' as theme. Hence am posting this highly irresistible basundi for this theme.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#61.

Basundi, Milk Dessert

1litres Full fat milk
1/2cup Sugar
1/2tsp Cardamom powder
Chopped nuts (i used almonds, pistachios & cashews)
Few saffron strands

Take the milk in a heavy bottomed pan and cook in medium flame. Remove two spoons of milk and drop the saffron strands in it, let it sit for a while

Reduce the flame and cook on a slow flame, stir continously till the volume is reduced to half, for approximately an hour, dont forget to scrap the sides of the pan.

Add the sugar and cook on a slow flame till the milk thickens stirring continuously and scraping the sides of the pan.

Finally add the saffron milk,add the cardamom powder and cook on a slow flame for another 20 minutes.

Serve warm or chilled, garnished with nuts.

Gujarati Basundi, Basundi


15 comments:

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

My all time favorite dessert and it has been ages since I ate some. You are now torturing me with your pictures :)

Varadas Kitchen said...

Rich, creamy and delicious. One of my favorites as a child.

Sapana Behl said...

Love the color of basundi .Look very tempting .

vaishali sabnani said...

Wow the basundi looks very tempting !

rajani said...

If you have a slow cooker this would be easier I guess. Basundi looks delicious

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

This is the sweet that me and hubby had on our first date. Its been ages.. I need to prepare this soon

Usha Rao said...

This is one of the few Indian sweets I loved eating when growing up. Yours turned out great.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Basundi looks absolutely delicious,wish to have some.

Gayathri Kumar said...

I am just drooling over your pictures Priya. Love to have that bowl full of basundi..

Kalyani said...

i could kill for that basundi !! been ages since I had it :) has come out very well, and great pics too Priya !

Srivalli said...

I am shocked you haven't posted this recipe yet!..hahahah..anyway that's one killer picture Priya..super like!

Sowmya :) said...

How can I get a cup right away? This looks sinfully good.

Chef Mireille said...

looks so pretty the way you decorated it

Pavani N said...

Wow Priya. Your basundi looks so creamy & delicious. Awesome.

Harini-Jaya R said...

An unbeatable sweet, Priya.