BASUNDI


This recipe is especially for Announcing Hearts for St Valentines Day a beautiful event conducted by Priya. When I said to my hubby that I am planning to prepare a sweet for the event, the request was for basundi. This is our favorite sweet, though a little bit time consuming but the taste is worth all the trouble…so rich and creamy with chopped nuts. This is the basic recipe for basundi. This can be changed according to taste. There are many versions of this sweet available like adding saffron, mango pulp, condensed milk etc.


INGREDIENTS:

1. Full fat milk, 1-1/2 liter.

2. Sugar, 1/2 cup or more according to taste.

3. Ghee, 2 tablespoons.

4. Nuts like cashews, almonds, pistachios and even some dry fruits like raisins or apricots.

5. Cardamom, 2 pods.


PREPARATION:

Chop the dry fruits and nuts and fry them in ghee until the turn golden brown and keep aside. Crush the cardamom coarsely. Boil the milk in a deep-bottomed pot along with the crushed cardamom and once the milk comes to a boil reduce the flame to medium and let it simmer. Keep collecting the creamy layer, which is formed on simmering, on to a separate bowl. After sometime (around an hour later), once the milk starts to thicken, add the sugar and let it dissolve. Then add the collected cream, and fried nuts to the milk and let it simmer for 5 more minutes and switch off. Let is cool, garnish with chopped nuts and enjoy.


Another reason to celebrate with the sweet is that I recently won a contest with Foodie Blogroll for updating my profile. They sent me this cute coffee mug yesterday. I love this mug and right now it is sitting proudly on my refrigerator top :)




51 comments:

Viki's Kitchen said...

Oh what a lovely bowl and basundi Gita. I am sure your hubby is very lucky to get you. Love the way you celebrated St.Valentine's day. Hugs!

Nithu Bala said...

Yummy yummy..congrats Dear on winning the foodie blogroll mug:-)

Sushma Mallya said...

Congraz gita...and basundi looks so delicious in that cute bowl...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Basundi looks awesome. Would love to have that cup of goodness all to myself. Enjoy your new mug.

Daisy Blue said...

I also prepared Basundi a few days back...and the mug looks so cute

Suparna said...

Hey Gita,
u stole my heart away with the presentation :) looks creamy rich and yumm...I make basundi with the Gits ready mix powder ....wanna try from the scratch :)
Thanks dear, and ya!!! the coffee mug is verrrrrrrrrrry pretty...congrats dear!wishing u success in whatever u do:)
TC

Arti agarwal said...

now I knew what is basundi

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi gita,
congrats:)
Hmmm...basundi tempt pannuthu:)

Nithya said...

I love basundhi too.. :) looks so delicious and love the heart bowl. :)

Congrats on winning the mug too.. looks cool.

kitchen queen said...

Congrats for winning the mug.The basundi looks so tempting that I just want to have the whole bowl to myself.

Abhilash Pillai said...

Basundi is indeed simple to prepare. I never knew that milk can be used for such dishes. I will try this at home. I did not understand the cream part. IS it the same cream that we extracted from milk?

Deepa G Joshi said...

such cute bowl and what a lovely and loved dessert..too good.I am sure your husband must have loved it..

such a pretty coffee mug..

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Kanchan said...

Congrats for the MUG ! and Basundi looks perfect !

Reshmi said...

hey first time to ur blog gita...nice dishes u have...nice basundi u had made..looks rich...love to be a member of ur blog...

Padhu said...

Congrats Gita and basundi looks so inviting.

Uma said...

basundi looks fabulous in that cute bowl. Congrats on the prize :)

Neetz said...

yummmm..iwould love to have the bowl full :D..beautiful bowl and recipe :)

Preety said...

love this anytime

Parita said...

Love basundi, one of my favorites, looks very inviting!

Priya said...

Wow Gita, thanks for sending this droolworthy basundi, thats a really very happy to get an entry from u..Congrats for winning the mug..keep rocking..

Tina said...

Basundi looks yummy and delicious...

simply.food said...

Basundi looks absolutely delicious I love the heart shaped bowl.Nice event entry.

J said...

Yumm basundi.. congrats on winning the mug.. Cheers

Nandini said...

The lovely enchanting basundi in the bowl of love and sweetness! It's kawaii and congz on the mugz!

BeenaShylesh said...

wow its a great idea dear...looks delicious....i neaver had this....dont know how it taste.....but the picture looks grt

shanthi said...

Congrats Gita and a wonderful presentation of basundi

Smita Srivastava said...

First time here . Loved your recipe n also the cute bowl , perfect delicacy for an Indian valentine day ....

- Smita
http://littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com/

Asha said...

Gita, I LOVE LOVE that bowl, sooo cute. Wish I had one, I have red Porcelain one.Love Basundi, looks delicious.

Babli said...

Heartiest congratulations to you.
Wonderful presentation of basundi. I liked it very much.

Shri said...

So this is the coincidence:)That looks wonderful!

Supriya Nair said...

This is my favourite sweet dish with milk....luv your recipe...the click and the presentation is wonderful...Congrats on winning the Foodie Blogroll Cup...Welldeserved!

Rachana Kothari said...

Congrats and enjoy the new mug:) basundi looks so perfect:)

Swapna Sree said...

basundhi looks yummy and beautiful in the heart shape bowl,,,,Congrats for winning the mug...

Vrinda said...

Congrats for winning the cup,basundi looks delish....

Chef Jeena said...

What a lovely milky treat and I love the hint of cardamom in there mmmmmmmm yum!

Soma Pradhan said...

Lovely Tasty Basundi Geeta.. Simply love it

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Congratulations for winning mug!! its gr8..Basundi is looking delicious! yum yum..

AnuSriram said...

Yummy recipe... liked the bowl too! Looks nice.. Wow!! u got foodie blog roll mug too!!

Usha said...

The basundi looks fantastic ! Congrats on winning the mug :-)

priya said...

congrats dear and basundi looks awesome..love to grab tht bowl now!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

What a yummy sweet dish. Congrats foe winning the blogroll mug. Your blog is absolutely fabulous.

Deepa

Cham said...

I just want to grab the bowl now! I love basundi look aaaaawsome!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Congrats on winning the mug! :) Thanks for mentioning it on your blog!

What a sweet treat the basundhi is! Love the serving bowl!

kothiyavunu said...

Congratulations for winning mug gita!! basundi looks fantastics and yummy..am drooling over it just thinking about how tasty it will..:)

Xiao Yen Recipes said...

What is ghee? I would love to try out this recipe, is there a substitute for ghee?

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

such a yummy dish and lovely presentation!
congrats on the mug too...

Anjum said...

Cngrats on ur mug!! drooling over the basundi.
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Aparna said...

Congrats Gita..luvly presented basundi..new to me.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks very nice! Lovely serving bowl and congrats on the mug!

Siddhi S said...

wow gita basundi looks very tempting...i love it with puri...the mug looks very cute...congrats for winning it

Devasena Hariharan said...

Basundi looks mouth watering...