diwali sweet basundi

Basundi recipe, How to make basundi

Basundi is a delicious pale yellow colored Indian sweet / dessert prepared with milk, nuts, sugar and cardamom powder for flavoring and saffron strands for color. Preparing basundi requires a lot of patience as it takes about 30 to 45 minutes of standing and stirring of milk as basundi is prepared by reducing int half of the original amount which is achieved gradually and is a slow process but is worth the wait as the taste is excellent. This sweet is popular in Maharashtra and Gujarat and usually prepared during special occasion or during festivals like diwali. So try making this delicious dessert for this diwali and let me know your feed back. Basundi is usually made in whole fat milk as it is rich in cream so do not try making it with skimmed milk. Also you can alter the sweetness by adding more or less sugar. So let’s get to the making!

basundi recipe
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Basundi recipe, How to make basundi
Serves 3
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Whole milk/ Full cream milk- 1 liter
  2. 2. Sugar – ¼ cup
  3. 3. Chopped nuts – 2 tbsp
  4. 4. Saffron strands – few
  5. 5. Elaichi powder – ¼ tsp
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. In a stainless steel/ non stick pan add milk and allow it to boil well. When milk boils put the flame to low to medium and push the malai to the side.
  2. Keep doing the same each time when the milk boils. Keep scrapping the sides and keep pushing the malai to side.
  3. After 5 minutes of boiling add the chopped nuts. Mix it well and repeat the process of boiling.
  4. After 10 to 15 minutes of boiling you will notice that the milk is ¼ reduced in quantity and will be able to notice malai in the milk.
  5. After noticing malai at this stage add elaichi and saffron strands. Allow the milk to boil well and keep scraping the sides of the pan and keep pushing the malai to the sides. After 20 minutes you will notice the milk color changed to pale yellow color and reduced more than half quantity and getting thicker with malai.
  6. Now add sugar and allow it yo boil for a minute of 2. Now put off the flame and allow the basundi to cool down. When the basundi has cooled down refrigerate for 2 hours and serve then serve it. Basundi tastes good when served cold.
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How to make Basundi with step by step images


basundi

  1. In a stainless steel/ non stick pan add milk and allow it to boil well. When milk boils put the flame to low to medium and push the malai to the side.
    basundi
  2. Keep doing the same each time when the milk boils. Keep scrapping the sides and keep pushing the malai to side.
    basundi
  3. After 5 minutes of boiling add the chopped nuts. Mix it well and repeat the process of boiling. After 10 to 15 minutes of boiling you will notice that the milk is ¼ reduced in quantity and will be able to notice malai in the milk.
    basundi
  4. After noticing malai at this stage add elaichi and saffron strands. Allow the milk to boil well and keep scraping the sides of the pan and keep pushing the malai to the sides. After 20 minutes you will notice the milk color changed to pale yellow color and reduced more than half quantity and getting thicker with malai.
    basundi
  5. Now add sugar and allow it to boil for a minute of 2. Now put off the flame and allow the basundi to cool down. When the basundi has cooled down refrigerate for 2 hours and serve then serve it. Basundi tastes good when served cold.
    basundi

 

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