Thursday

Basundi – Sweetened Condensed Milk !

Basundi (2) 
This recipe had been pending for a while as it has some of good and not so good memories attached with it. I missed one of my closest person’s wedding in December as we couldn’t travel back home. So just to celebrate the moment I had prepared this in the evening. It’s better I don’t write much on this, else its going to get emotional of not having travelled back home since last so many months !!!!
Basundi is one of famous sweets prepared in India, and I am assuming, it is prepared mostly, kinda a ritual in the Maharashtra, N Karnataka & Gujarat. The process involves condensing the milk and then adding sugar, cardamom, and dry fruits. If need to make it quickly then use cans of condensed milk.


Ingredients:
3 Cups Milk (preferably whole milk)
1/3 cup khoya/khova (milk solids)
1/3 cup sugar
4 green cardamoms, powdered
2 tbsp dry fruits

Preparation Method:
  1. Boil the milk in a deep, heavy bottom vessel. Boil the milk with continuous stirring till it almost reduces to half.
  2. Add khoya, sugar, cardamom powder, dry fruits and give a stir.
  3. Remove from heat
  4. Serve hot or warm with puri or chilled for a dessert
Basundi Serves: 2
Prep Time: 25 – 30 mins
Variation: Add fruits to make the fruity version of basundi
Note: To reduce the preparation time, use condensed milk.

32 comments:

Latha said...

Basundi is our favorite sweet. Looks delicious.

Tina said...

Im a great fan of milk and milk producks...This looks so tempting dear..Pass that bowl to me plzzzzzz.

Jagruti said...

Your basundi makes me drool here..delicious and yumm...

Kanchan said...

This is my favorite desert and ignoring the boiling time isn't it the easiest one to prepare :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow.. basundi & Puri..one of my favorite combo..

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply superb!!! looks so delicious

Vrinda said...

So yumm i wish i could taste that sweet ...nice pic

Bergamot said...

yummy creamy basundi

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey...yummyyy..love the clicks...making me drool..

You know there are so many such memories attached to the food items.. on my wedding day we had strawberry basundi as the sweet..and I couldnt even taste it properly (and I had selected the menu..bah..) since it was all so late for food and all teh typical Indian wedding stuff..Whenever I see strawberry basundi, it makes me remember taht day when I was so happy that I was getting married and also couldnt taste the sweet served on my own wedding day!!LOL..what to say..

Sushma Mallya said...

i love this sweet dish,looks superb...

Nithu Bala said...

Looks delicious..my favou too..nice click..

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Sayantani said...

perfect basundi. love milk based desserts and would polish off the whole bowl if you serve it to me chilled.

Subhashini said...

looks perfect and yummy

Gulmohar said...

Love basundi..We like it with pistachios in it :-) This looks wonderful and am drooling now, Sharada :-)

Joanne said...

There was an article in the NYTimes this week on using condensed milk. I love the sound of it in this lovely dessert!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Basundhi with Puris are just best I love milk sweets and I go ga ga about them!!! Nice pics!!!

Daisy Blue said...

Never knew people have it with Puri.. that should taste yummy !!

simply.food said...

This looks delicious and so lovely.I love it chilled.

Priya said...

Fantastic basundi....lipsmacking!!

Cham said...

I love this sweet, very rich dessert!

Soma Pradhan said...

If it looks so good..wonder it will taste

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I love anything with condensed milk! This looks wonderful with cardamom and dried fruits. What a treat!

jeyashrisuresh said...

reminds me of my mom's basundi.looks so yummy.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wow !! That's a very rich dessert!
Never knew this combination ...puri with Basundi.
Deepa

Suparna said...

sad that u had to miss the function...nevertheless u've found a sweet way to celebrate the occassion :)
Beautiful lookin platter there :)
Enjoy
Happy cooking
TC

Anisheetu said...

Basundi is looking very very nice... very tempting..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Mouth watering basundis. Lovely pic to go with it. Loved it wholesome :):)

Chitchat
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SE said...

Thank You Everyone..for stopping by and for wonderful comments..appreciate it so much !!

PJ said...

basundi looks so delicious and yummy! Sorry you couldn't make it to your close friend's wedding.. things happen.

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

wow..i am totally drooling here!! its been so many days i ate this delicious sweet!! got to prepare it now :)

Padma said...

Looks mouthwatering... feel like having some :)

Siddhi S said...

wow basundi and puri...i love this combo

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