Saturday, 29 October 2011

Basundi (Sweetened Condensed Milk Dessert)

Basundi is an Indian milk dessert popular in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bihar and Karnataka. Basundi is traditionally eaten with puris.
Recipe of basundi/ basoondi
1 1/2 liter milk
1/2 cup sugar
A pinch of saffron (kesar)
1 tbsp chironji (charoli seeds) for garnish
Sliced almonds and pistachios for garnishing
1. Place milk in a heavy bottomed pan and bring it to a boil. Turn the heat to medium and cook milk till it is reduced to half in quantity. Stir milk frequently.
2. Add sugar and saffron. Cook till sugar dissolves completely.
3. Let the basundi cool down, then refrigerate and serve basundi chilled garnished with chironji and sliced almonds and pistachios.

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