Basundi
Delicious thickened and spiced milk dessert.
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time
45minutes
Ingredients
main indredient
flavorants
to roast
Instructions
  1. Soak the strands of saffron in two tbsp of milk and set aside
  2. Pour the milk in a wide bottomed thick saucepan.
  3. Set it on medium heat and bring to a boil
  4. Reduce the heat, and allow the milk to simmer.
  5. As the milk thickens the solids and the fat that accumulate on the sides should be scraped and added back into the simmering milk.
  6. In about 30 minutes the milk would have come to nearly half the quantity.
  7. Now add the sugar, cardamom powder, nutmeg and saffron soaked.
  8. Allow to simmer for another 5 minutes
  9. Meanwhile, heat a pan and gently roast the Chironji seeds.
  10. Add this to the simmering basundi.
  11. Serve it warm or cold depending on your desire.
Recipe Notes

Chrionji is a nut with an almond-likeĀ taste. you can swap this for almonds or pistachios.

If using low-fat milk, it will not be extremely creamy. I have used full-fat milk here.

If Using stevia usingĀ about half the quantity of the sugar mentioned.