Basundi

Milk and sugar, and that is all there is to this rich, creamy and calorie loaded dessert! Yes, you need some patience while it is boiling. That is when you can get a good movie or watch CSI! I started it at at about 10 PM hoping it would be over in 20 min or so but it does not come anywhere close.So start early and enjoy the dessert for dinner!
2 liters of Whole Milk
2/3 cup sugar
4 -6 strand of Saffron strands
1 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
10 or so pistas, chopped or sliced, based on your preferences
  • In a heavy bottomed non stick pan, pour milk and boil it for about 20 to 25 min by periodically stirring making sure it is not getting burnt.
  • Once the milk reduces to a third, add sugar and saffron
  • Continue boiling for another 2o min or so until the milk begins to thicken
  • Add cardamom powder and continue to simmer on low heat for a few min
  • Garnish with Pistas
  • You could serve it cold or warm!
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Love,
Shri

39 comments:

Gita said...

What a coincidence, I just now posted a recipe for basundi in my blog too :) Lovely click....basundi looks so rich and creamy!

Sushma Mallya said...

one of my fav sweetdish,but yet to try it out myself...looks really yum and served it in such a nice bowl...Nice click shri

Nithya said...

Basundhi looks absolutely creamy and yummmm :)

Vaishali Sharma said...

Lovely! Looks yummy!

Alka said...

Thats the way I love to make Rabri/kulfi ...extremely pure, highly flavorful.
Pretty Serving bowl/cup BTW , looks nice !

Uma said...

basundi looks so good. Love the bowl and the pic.

Suparna said...

hey shri,
Lovely presentation...am eyeing those fab bangles :) actually everything visible in the picture ;)
Basundi home made is better than the ready mix I bet..good one sweetie.
TC

DEESHA said...

basundi looks yumm .. my fave too

Parita said...

Basundi looks rich and festive!

Tina said...

So creamy and yummy....

simply.food said...

This dish looks very royal and delicious.Nice click.

Priya said...

Slurpppp!!!delicious basundi!!

notyet100 said...

this looks so yum,never tried basundi before,..;-)

J said...

LOVELY!!! i just checked one at Gita's Kichen.. Have to try it soon.. Cheers

Nandini said...

The sweet is purely rich and creamy! I'm in need of a dessert and I want the bowl right now!

Preeti Kashyap said...

This is indeed lovely Shri!yummm!

Asha said...

LOVE your silver bowl, so traditional and gorgeous. Basundi looks so yum.

Supriya Nair said...

Luv the Basundi dear...and your click and presentation is well appreciated...lovely dessert!

Rachana Kothari said...

Basundi has come out so well...looks really good:)

Vrinda said...

Basundi looks fab and delish and beautiful presentation as always....

Soma Pradhan said...

Tasty Basundi with so nicely presented

ruchikacooks said...

Celebrations are in the place already, with silver cups and bangles :D

Love it Shri, looks delicious.

Soma said...

I love this so much, but never make it! somethings we just get used to eating and loving when made by someone else:-)

5 Star Foodie said...

What a yummy sweet treat, I would love to try this soon!

Rajee said...

Thats a yummy treat Shri...Lovely silver bowl.

kothiyavunu said...

Basundi looks yummy & creamy...very tempting!!

Xiao Yen Recipes said...

I love creamy desserts. I think I may have this at an Indian restaurant before. The only ingredient I will have problem find would be the saffron. And spices, especially middle eastern spices, are hard to find in my city which is bad because I love Indian and Pakistani food. Is there a website that I can buy these spices?

Shri said...

Hi Xiao,
I am assuming you are in the States in which case, you can get from Amazon.I believe there is international shipping as well!
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dgourmet&field-keywords=Saffron&x=0&y=0
Hope that helps!

Usha said...

Looks delicious, lovely pictures !

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

awesome basundi... love the creamy look...

Angie's Recipes said...

That looks very creamy and rich! I would love to try them cold!

Sarah Naveen said...

looks so yummy , creamy and fabulously delicious...

ARUNA said...

Wow that's a beautiful sweet dish!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Basundi looks great. Lovely presentation. Thanks for stopping by my space and for your lovely comments.

Siddhi S said...

hi shri...this is my first visit to ur blog...u hv a lovely blog with awesome recipes...basundi looks super yummy, i love it, nice presentatn...bagara brinjal is also very very tempting...very nice recipe...Hey i am following u so that i can track all ur future recipes and visit them n comment.

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Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Lovely shri, this is making me drool... ofcourse Basundi needs a long time and sometimes we will feel its nowhere where we want it to be!!! Looks yum yum!!!

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n33ma said...

Looks so creamy and yummy.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Delicious, rich and creamy dessert. Excellent presentation!!!

Haddock said...

Love Basundi, and this looks great.

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