Nutty Creamy Basundi
I have mixed feelings about Basundi, as much as I loooooove eating it after few hours I end up feeling so guilty hogging on this calorie rich heavenly dessert, but then I also feel once in a while its ok to pamper yourself and your loved ones 🙂
Basundi is a nutty creamy sweetened dense milk prepared by simmering high fat milk. Its especially famous in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Bihar and Karnataka. Cardamom flavored basundi is a treat to taste buds at anytime. If you want to make something special for dinner, try this simple dessert recipe and watch it disappear from the bowl within minutes:D
I personally like to have grainy texture for my basundi, so I add just few drops of lemon juice to make it thicker. Also there are several versions of basundi, just make this basic recipe and add the flavors of your choice of fruits, I once made strawberry basundi, it turned out very well.
You can serve the Basundi hot or cold, during any season. It takes some time to get ready but all the effort and time you spend is totally worth it. You can serve it warm or chilled. I like it chilled 😀
Whole Milk- 1 litre
Almonds chopped- 1 tsp
Pista chopped- 1 tsp
Nutmeg pwd- a pinch
Cardamom pwd- ¼ tsp
Lemon juice- Few drops
Sugar- 3 tsp or to taste
Take milk in a heavy bottom pan and bring the milk to a boil on medium-high.
Once the milk is reduced to half its consistency, add sugar, cardamom powder and chopped nuts. Stir well and further cook for 2 to 3 mins.
Add 4 to 5 drops of fresh lime juice and remember not to add too much of lime juice, as it curdles milk…..we just need grainy texture.
Turn off the flame and serve chilled with some extra nuts on top!!