How to make Basundi
Are you fond of Indian sweets and want to try one of the most popular Indian sweets? Do you want to make Basundi but do not know the recipe? Then do not worry. You are in the right place. This article will tell you about the ingredients required and how to make basundi at your home.
Basundi is a sweet popular in Western India that is made by boiling condensed milk. If you are from North India, you may know Basundi as Rabri. People make basundi in different types like Siatphal basundi or angoor basundi.
Ingredients in Basundi
Basundi is an Indian delicacy, and the ingredients used in it should be added as needed and taste.
- Milk – Milk is the most important ingredient, especially fat milk. Fat milk makes Basundi more creamy and delicious. If you can get Buffalo’s mil for Basundi, it would be the best.
- Saffron – Saffron is optional but highly suggested as it adds color, flavor, and aroma to Basundi. It enhances the overall taste of Basundi.
- Sugar – Sugar adds the taste and uses sugar as per your taste and health. If you suffer from sugar problems, then you use sugar substitutes.
- Ground Cardamom – Flavor the basundi with a little cardamom powder.
- Rose Water – Rose water is also optional, but it adds taste and aroma to Basundi.
- Dry Fruits: – You can flavor Basundi with some toppings of Dry fruits like almond or cashew.
Method to make Basundi
- Pour about one liter (may differ as per your requirement) of milk in a saucepan or big container.
- You have to then add condensed milk about 400 grams. The sweetness of condensed milk decides the amount of milk you have to add. Taste the mixture, and if you feel it’s too sweet, you can then add more milk to balance it. Make sure you do not add too much milk because the mixture will thicken while you cook.
- Stir the mixture of milk and condensed milk properly and place the mixture on a low flame.
- After some time, increase the flame to medium. Keep stirring the mixture at regular intervals so that the mixture does not get burnt from the bottom.
- You will soon notice that the mixture is thickened. While you cook, you see milk solids or cream getting collected at the top and at the corners. Make sure to remove them.
- The thickening of the mixture takes about 25 minutes.
- Once done, add nutmeg powder, some dry fruits, or rose water as per your taste.
- Stir it well so that the flavor of the ingredients is blended.
- You can then serve it hot or chilled with some toppings of saffron.
Basundi is a desert, and people prefer eating after the meal. It is mostly made in India during festivals. So we hope that you got an idea about how to make Basundi at home using simple ingredients and steps.