Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Basundi is a Gujarati milk based dessert. Basundi is easy to make, tastes great, and is rather healthy (minus the sugar). I was introduced to Basundi by my new cookbook and while researching Gujarati recipes online. The first time I made Basundi, was also the first time I tried this dessert. Then I was unfamiliar with Charoli nuts (seeds of Buchanania lanzan) as an ingredient to this recipe. But later on, at a relative's place, when I tried Basundi with these nuts, I realized how it took the deliciousness of this dessert to the next level. I was extremely happy with the results this time around.

1. Charoli seeds (can be found at Indian grocery stores)
2. Sugar
3. 1 L half and half milk
4. Saffron strands, 4-6
5. Almonds, soaked overnight
6. Cardamom powder (optional)

1. Boil the half and half milk.
2. Reduce the heat and simmer until it reduces to 1/4th quantity.
3. Add sugar to taste and saffron. Mix.
4. Let the milk cool then add charoli and almonds or any other nut of your choice.
5. Refrigerate for a few hours.

Serve chilled as a dessert or with lunch/dinner as a side.


Nids said...

OMG I love the container.

lubnakarim06 said...

Looks creamy and yum...

chef and her kitchen said...

I love basundi..even I have a similar pot...looks yumm

Prathima Rao said...

Very well presented!!! Looks so rich & cramy & irresistible... Love ur space & now glad to be following u..:)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Unknown said...

Baasundi and presented in a Mutka! you are killing me! Deliciousness!

Unknown said...

This is one of my favorite desserts! Looks perfect, lovely presentation!

Priyanka@The Healthy Diary said...

Looks so good, you have a talent for cooking girl!

Priyanka Agrawal said...

@nids: yaar recipe ki to koi keemat hi nai hai lol

@lubna: thanks!
@prathu: yup i have seen urs. it looks gr8
@prathima: thanks prathima. honoured to have u here and i am following u too
@now serving: thank u!
@usha: thanks
@priyanka: u made my day! i am influenced by ur positivity!

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