March 31, 2023


Basundi is a sweetened evaporated milk prepared by boiling the milk till it is reduced. Lets have a look at the recipe.


  • 2 litre milk, full cream
  • 2 tbsp cashew / kaju, chopped
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp almonds / badam, chopped
  • 2 tbsp pistachios, chopped
  • ¼ tsp saffron / kesar
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder / elachi powder

How to make Basundi

  • firstly, in a large thick bottomed kadai boil 2-litre milk stirring occasionally.
  • once the milk comes to a boil, add 2 tbsp chopped cashew, almonds and pistachios.
  • stir well making sure milk doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  • boil the milk on low flame for 30 minutes or till milk reduces.
  • keep stirring in between to avoid sticking till the milk reduces to quarter.
  • now add ½ cup sugar and ¼ tsp saffron and mix well.
  • boil for another 5 minutes or till the milk thickens completely.
  • now add ¼ tsp cardamom powder and mix well.
  • finally, serve basundi chilled or hot garnished with few dry fruits.

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