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Basundi | Creamy Sweetened Milk

Basundi is a delicious dessert prepared by condensing the milk and flavoured with cardamom and  , saffron strands.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Festivals, Sweets
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Muktha H S


  • 5 cups Full Fat Milk
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar or as required
  • ½ teaspoon Cardamom powder or crush 4-5 cardamom seeds
  • 1 pinch nutmeg powder
  • 5-6 Saffron strands
  • 10 no Almonds sliced
  • 6 no Cashews chopped
  • 12 no Pista chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Chironji ,optional


  • Take milk in a thick bottom pan and keep on a low flame and bring it gentle boil. 
  • Keep on sim and stir once in awhile so that milk does not get burnt from the bottom . 
  • Scrape the milk solids from the sides and stir the milk, keep milk on sim till it get reduced to 2-2.5 cups.
  • Once milk reduced to half the quantity, add sugar, saffron strands stir well.
  • Turn off heat and add chopped nuts ,cardamom powder and nutmeg powder.
  • Serve chilled in Matka or warm with poori's and enjoy !