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Easy Basundi Recipe

Easy Basundi is a popular Indian Dessert
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
No Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1.5 litres - Milk
  • 100 to 125 g - Sugar
  • 2 tsp - charolya
  • 8 to 10 Cashew nuts
  • 6 to 7- Almonds
  • 6 to 7- powdered Cardamoms
  • 3 to 4- strands Saffron
  • 1/2 tsp - unsalted Butter
  • a pinch salt
  • How to Make Easy Basundi:

    1. Boil the milk in a large, heavy bottomed pan, over a low flame.
    2. When it is boiled, thick cream will collect at the top. Mix this back into the milk.
    3. Continue cooking the milk on a low heat (about 20-25 minutes) till it reduces to half.
    4. Stir occasionally so that it does not stick to the bottom or burn.
    5. It changes color as it thickens, becoming a light cream or gold. It also gives off a deliciously sweet aroma.
    6. When the milk has thickened, stir in the sugar.
    7. Continue cooking on a low flame (10-20 minutes) till it feels heavy in your spoon.
    8. It should be almost the consistency of thick cream that initially rose to the top.
    9. Combine the nuts, spices and saffron with the milk. Remove the pan from the heat.
    10. Set aside till ready to serve.
    11. Serve basundi hot or cold, as part of the meal.


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