Easy Basundi

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: No-Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 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

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