Basundi Recipe | How to make basundi sweet

Basundi recipe is one of the popular Indian sweet recipes in which a mixture of full-fat milk and condensed milk slowly cooked until it gets thickens, flavored with some cardamom powder and saffron and garnish with some chopped dried fruits. This thick basundi sweet dish is one of the popular sweet recipes in Indian festive seasons. In this post, you will learn how to make basundi sweet ?basundi recipe , basundi sweet

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This recipe for basundi sweet is very delicious and very easy to cook at home by only using a few ingredients. This basundi recipe with condensed milk is one of the simplest sweet dishes in the Indian subcontinent, that usually made during most of the festive seasons.


What is basundi

The recipe of basundi is made of full-fat milk, condensed milk flavored with green cardamom powder, a pinch of nutmeg powder, saffron, and garnish with some chopped dried fruits including pistachios, almond, cashew nut.


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What is the difference between basundi and rabri

Though basundi and rabri made of the same ingredients but the main difference is consistency in basundi consistency of milk is comparatively thinner than rabri.


How to serve basundi sweet

The best way to serve milk basundi as a chilled dessert.with topping some chopped dried fruits on it.


Tips to make basundi recipe 


  • Type Of Milk : To make the basundi recipe only use full-fat milk which ultimately helps to thickens this delicious dessert.


  • Cooking Method : To perfectly cook milk basundi without burning and sticking at the bottom of the pan, stir continuously in medium to low flame.


  •  Additional Flavors : For enhancing flavor in basundi sweet add a few teaspoons of cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, a few strands of saffron, garnish with chopped dried fruits.


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Making basundi recipe 


1. For making these delicious basundi sweets pour 500 ml full-fat milk in a nonstick heavy bottom pan,



2. Boil the milk in medium flame.



3. When milk is boiling stir the milk every 1 to 2 min which helps to prevent the burning of milk from the bottom of pan.



4. At this stage take out a small amount of hot milk and add 6 to 7 strands of saffron in it. Keep it at the side for later usage.



5. Keep boiling the milk for 8 to 10 min and stir continuously.



6. Now add 200 ml condensed milk in it.



7. Boil this mixture for at least 8 to 10 min in medium to low flame.




8. Keep string in between which prevents any stickiness at the bottom of the pan.



9. At this stage, basundi gets thicken and reduced half of its quantity.



10. Don’t forget to scrap side of the pan and add it with milk.



11. Now pour saffron milk in it. 



12. Also, add 1 tsp green cardamom powder.



13. Furthermore add some chopped dried fruits including 1/2 tbsp almonds,1/2 tbsp cashew nut,1/2 tbsp pistachios.



14. Now, mix everything and simmer for another 2 to 3 min. Then turn off the flame.



Note : You can transfer it in a bowl and cool completely in the refrigerator for at least 2 to 3 hours to eat as a chilled basundi sweet


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Basundi Recipe ( How to make basundi sweet )


Basundi recipe is one of the popular Indian sweet recipes usually made of full-fat milk, sugar, cardamom powder,a few strands of saffron, and a few chopped dry fruits.Must try this delicious basudi sweet for your family.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


Basundi Ingredients

  •  500 ml full fat milk or whole milk
  •  200 ml condensed milk
  •  1 tsp green cardamon powder [elaichi powder]
  •  6 to 7 saffron or kesar
  •  1/2 tbsp chopped almond [badam]
  •  1/2 tbsp chopped cashew nut [kaju]
  •  1/2 tbsp chopped pistachios
  •  1/2 tsp nutmeg powder


how to make basundi

  1. At first, pour milk in non-stick deep bottom pan.
  2. Now bring it to boil in a medium to high flame.
  3. When the milk starts boiling stir frequently which helps to prevent the milk get burnt.
  4. After 7 to 8 min add condensed milk in it and make it boil in medium to low flame for some time.
  5. Don't forget to stir the mixture.
  6. At this stage, basundi gets thicken and reduced half of its quantity.
  7. Now pour saffron milk,also sprinkle a teaspoon of cardamom powder in it.
  8. After that add some dried fruits including chopped almonds, cashew nut, pistachios in this basundi recipe.
  9. Mix everything and simmer for another some time.
  10. Next, turn off the gas at set aside basundi for cool down.
  11. You can cool it completely in refrigerator for at least 2 to 3 hour where overall basundi gets thicken
  12. Finally, garnish this basundi with freshly chopped dry fruits and serve chilled or with malpua.


Basundi Recipe Note

  1. As the basundi gets thicken after chilled in the refrigerator, so keep the consistency accordingly.
  2. If you want to make basundi without condensed milk then use 80 to 100 grams of sugar instead of condensed milk.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 334Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 38mgSodium 194mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 0gSugar 38gProtein 12g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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