Monday 17 March 2014

Basundi / How to make Basundi at Home

   Wishing You All A Happy Colorful Holi!

Wow...Poornima's Cook Book has reached 3,00,000 page hits today!!!!   Here I am sharing one my favorite and also a popular cum easy to prepare Dessert / Sweet  to celebrate this special occasion.

Basundi is an Indian dessert popular in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka. It is a delicious sweet made by boiling milk on low heat until the milk is reduced by half, very similar to rabdi.

Serves - 3 to 4 persons


Milk - 1 litre
Sugar - 1/4 to 1/2  cup
Nuts - 8 to 10 pieces each (finely chopped)
(almonds, pista, etc)
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp tsp
Saffron  - few strands


Take a thick bottomed wide vessel; add all the milk and  allow to boil.

Take the ¼ cup warm milk and add saffron.   Let it soak  for 5-10 minutes and keep aside. 

Once it is boiled reduce the flame to low and continue the process.

(Remember to keep scraping the sides of the vessel when cooking, as it  will make the basundi thick and creamy )

Repeat the above till the milk reduces to half  in volume 
and looks creamy; while stirring occasionally ( it takes nearly 20 to 30 minutes)

Now add  sugar and cardamom powder.

Allow to cook for another 5 to 10 minutes or till the sugar melts.

Mix it well;  add nuts and 
 saffron infused milk.

Switch of the gas and allow to cool. 

Serve chilled.  


Once it cooled it tends to thicken more and taste delicious.

Adjust the sugar quantity according to your taste.

You can increase the amount of saffron to suit your taste. 


  1. Excellent Poorni. Mouthwatering...., Tempting Photos....

  2. looks very delicious..i would love to grab one bowl...

  3. interesting sweet dessert....

  4. Congrats Poorni on reaching 3L pageviews, Basundhi looks very festive, rich and creamy....

  5. Looks so yummy and tempting dear ..congrats on reaching 3L pageviews dear :)

  6. Looks yummy. nd happy holi too you Dear.

  7. Congrats for the great achievement. Basaundi looks so tempting.

  8. congrats on the 300K hits... the basundi looks really delicious...

  9. Happy holi .. Tempting dessert..

  10. Yummy Poornima and this is my favorite

  11. love this basundi .congratulations ...

  12. what a coincidence i also posted same recipe....yours pictures r so tempting...

  13. Irresistible basundi, who can resist to this fantastic sweet treat.. Congrats on ur milestone Poornima, way to go gal.

  14. Congrats poorni. Me & my family luv basundi. Thanku for the reciepe.

  15. Congrats for your new reach and holi wishes. Basundi is great one to celebrate both.

  16. Basundi looks quite heavenly :)

  17. Congrats on reaching 3L hits! Basundhi...a rich & delecious dessert! Ur pictures are tempting!

  18. Congrats Poorni. My all time favourite.


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