Basundi Recipe It is the most famous sweet recipe of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka. This basundi or you may also call bhasundi, is prepared with evaporated milk and by adding sugar, dry fruits and saffron. It is later served chilled by garnishing it with some chopped dry fruits like pista, badam and kaju. This recipe is very similar to the popular north-Indian rabri recipe. But the only difference is that rabri is thicker than the basundi. The basundi is prepared by simmering the full cream milk. Boil it for 20 to 25 minutes and adding basic ingredients. Today I am going to make this in an authentic and traditional way, which used to be cook this recipe.
The important part of making is to boil milk continuously by stirring it to avoid burning. Although it is up to you that how much thicken consistency you prefer. I am using pistachios, cashews and almonds in dry fruits but if you like to add any other dry fruit then you can surely add it. Also you can adjust sugar as per your taste or preferences. Serve it chilled as a dessert after your meal and enjoy it with your friends and family. Let’s know how to make it in a traditional method.
Necessary Ingredients Required For Basundi Recipe
- Milk = 2 liter, full cream
- Sugar = 1/2 cup
- Nutmeg = 1/4 tsp
- Almonds = 2 tbsp, chopped
- Cashews = 1 tbsp, chopped
- Cardamom powder = 1/4 tsp
- Pistachios = 2 tbsp
- Saffron = 5 to 6 threads
Method Of Making In Easy Steps
Take a large thick bottom pan, add boil in it and also add grated nutmeg or powder.
Once the milk comes to a boil, add saffron, chopped cashews, almonds and pistachios.
Give it a boil, and boil it till it reduces to half.
Keep stirring it in between to avoid burning.
Now add sugar and cardamom powder. Mix it well.
Boil it for 5 to 8 minutes till milk thickens.
Finally, let it cool for sometime.
Your basundi is ready to serve. Serve it hot or chilled by garnishing it with some chopped dry fruits.
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Recipe Source: hebbarskitchen.com