How to make Basundi


  1. 1½ liter milk
  2. ¼ tsp saffron
  3. ½ cup sugar
  4. 1 tbsp almond paste
  5. ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  6. 1 tbsp chironji/charoli, roasted
  7. 1 tsp chopped pistachios
  8. 1 tsp chopped almonds


  1. Bring the milk to boil in a heavy vessel pan.
  2. Simmer on slow flame to forming cream on the surface of milk.
  3. Collect this cream again and again with the help of spoon till the milk reduce to half.
  4. Dissolve saffron in 1 tbsp lukewarm milk, add to the boiling milk.
  5. Add almond paste, sugar, cardamom powder and collected cream, turn off the flame.
  6. Mix well and garnish with chironji, almonds and pistachios.
  7. Place in refrigerator, serve chilled.

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