Basundi Recipe - Navratri Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 500 ml full cream milk
  • Sugar as much you require (I used only 2 tbsp as I prefer less sweet)
  • few strands of saffron (optional)
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • ¼ t/s cardamom powder
  • 8 - 10 pistachios chopped finely
  • 15 - 16 almond flakes Or chopped finely
  • 3 - 4 dried dates soaked in water and chopped finely (optional)
  • few raisins (optional)
  • a pinch of salt
How to make the recipe?
  1. Boil milk on a wide bottomed saucepan. Once milk reaches it's boiling point add sugar.
  2. Stir nicely and place on low heat add milk powder. Simmer until milk reduces to half and thickens.
  3. Scrape the sides properly as this will make your basundi more creamy.
  4. Add chopped nuts, saffron if using, dates, cardamom powder and salt.
  5. Check the taste add sugar if required. Finally add raisins. Switch off the gas pour over the serving vessel.
  6. Serve hot with puris Or serve chilled. Once it gets chilled it will thicken further.
Ensure you use thick bottomed and tall pan else milk will get stuck to the bottom and may get burnt.

Keep stirring in between and place on low heat.

Add nuts of your choice.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at