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February 14, 2014


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Happy Valentine’s day friends.Hope u all had made some Valentine’s day special recipes and enjoying with your loved ones.Here is the delicious,easy and tasty basundi recipe  i made with all my love for my sweetheart, Sendhil Red heart. As u all know,basundi is nothing but the sweetened,thickened milk spiced & garnished with saffron,cardamom and nuts.I wanted to try some flavoured basundi and watched Sanjeev kapoor’s video recipe too.But i din’t have either orange or strawberry.So i went with this basic version.As I had already tried this many times for my guests,i did it confidently.It tastes super yummy when served chilled.I am sure everybody in your family would enjoy this dessert.Do try this for your guests and special occasions like anniversary/birthdays.U’ll get appreciations for sure Smile..

Basundi recipe

Basundi recipe Basundi recipe - Rich and tasty Indian dessert recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 30 Minutes
Total time: 35 Minutes


  • Milk - 500 ml
  • Sugar - 2-4 tbsp
  • Saffron - few threads
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
  • Nutmeg powder - a pinch
  • Cashews,almond and pista - 5 each

  • In  a heavy bottomed kadai,take the milk and boil till it reduces to half. When it boils,stand nearby,scrape the sides of kadai and collect the skin.Mix with the milk.In the mean time,chop all the nuts and set aside. Roast a small piece of nutmeg,powder & set aside.
  • After the milk is reduced to half, add sugar and saffron threads.Mix well and boil for few minutes.Check for sweetness.Add more if necessary.
Basundi step 1
  • Lastly add the cardamom powder,nutmeg powder and chopped nuts,mix well and switch off the flame.The total process took 35 minutes in low to medium flame.It may vary. Make sure the consistency is slightly thin because it will thicken when it cools down.
Basundi tile2
  • Transfer to the bowl and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.Serve chill!
  • As i stood nearby and kept stirring the milk,it din’t spill over.If u don’t want to stay,please keep the flame low and allow it to boil.Scrape the sides once in a while and mix the skin to the milk.
  • The color of basundi varies as per the quantity of saffron.Add less for mild color.
  • Add more milk or water to adjust the consistency while u serve.Check for sugar too :)

Serve chilled.Enjoy with ur loved ones !

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  1. Looks so creamy and delicious ..!!

  2. My favorite sweet of all...awesome..Happy valentines day Chitra....

  3. Delicious and simple dessert, Pics are awesome

  4. Look very creamy, rich and inviting, Happy Valentines day Chitra...

  5. Yummy looking Basundi. Well Photographed and explained.

  6. delicious treat n wonderful presentation!!!

  7. hmm...super tempting basundi .. ur hus enjoyed it i guess ?

  8. Delicious and creamy basundi..

  9. Wow thats very tempting !! good valentine treat..

  10. Basundi looks awesome & mouth watering.. my fav dish..

  11. basundi looks very yummm...good valentine treat.

  12. this looks really delicious... such awesome pics as well...


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