Basundi is a delicious Indian dessert commonly made in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka. It is similar to rabdi recipe prepared easily by using thickened milk, flavoured with cardamom and nutmeg and addition of dry fruits. Here is the preparation of Basundi recipe, prepare at your home and enjoy its taste.
1 litre full fat milk
1/2 cup sugar
3 pods cardamom
5 almonds blanched
3 pistachios skinned
10-15 threads saffron
Method of preparation:
Soak saffron in 2 tsp hot milk.
Finely chop almonds and pistachios.
Peel and powder cardamom seeds with a mallet.
Add to chopped dry fruit.
Run saffron with base of a mallet, in cup, till dissolved in milk.
Put milk to boil in a large deep pan, stirring occasionally.
When it starts boiling, reduce heat and boil.
Stir frequently, till milk is 2/3 in volume.
Add all other ingredients to boiling milk.
Boil further for 3-4 minutes. Take off fire. Cool a little.
Pour into a large decorative serving bowl.
Allow to cool completely, chill in refrigerator for 4-5 hours.
To avoid a layer forming on the surface, stir frequently while cooling.
Serve chilled in individual cups with rose petal to decorate on top, if desired.