Basundi

basundi
Basundi is a rich sweet recipe made with thickened milk and the roasted nuts adds extra richness to this sweet.This sweet can either be served chill or warm.Very easy recipe with just two ingredients milk and sugar but takes an hour or more to prepare this delicious sweet.

INGREDIENTS

2 litres milk
1 cup sugar

FOR GARNISHING

2 tsp of roasted nuts of your choice
2 cardamoms (or)
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
Few strands of saffron(kesar)

METHOD

Pour the milk in a heavy bottomed vessel or a non stick kadai in medium flame.
milk
When it boils simmer the flame.
milk
Stir at regular intervals to avoid the milk from getting burnt.
milk thickens
The milk starts to thicken now,so stir often.
milk
The milk solidifies at the sides,collect them and add it back to the milk.
milk
The milk starts to thicken really fast now.At the end the milk should be reduced to half its quantity.
milk thickens
Add the sugar and stir well.
add sugar
After 5 mins add the roasted nuts,cardamom and saffron strands.Stir them well and switch off the flame.
roasted nuts
Serve this delicious Basundi warm or chilled.
basundi

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