Indian Sweet Delight Chilled Dry Fruit Basundi

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Indian Sweet Delight: Dry Fruit Basundi

Summers are already here and in this hot weather everyone craves for something cold to eat and drink but mostly everyone likes to eat ice-cream in this season but it cannot be eaten often so there should some substitute for it. Shakes, falooda, juices, lemonade, pie, etc but there is one more recipe which is not only cold but also healthy .i.e Basundi.

Dry Fruits
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Basundi is a sweet dish that can be served both hot or cold, it is made with milk, dry fruits, saffron and cardamom powder. It is most famous in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. This dish is served at various festival and it has many variants such as sitaphal basundi, anjeer basundi, mango basundi, angoor basundi and in North India a similar dish is called Rabri.

So, here is the quick & easy basundi recipe for you.

Per Basundi serving contains 336 kcal

  • Carbohydrates 107g
  • Protein 40g
  • Fat 142g
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 40 min
Ready in: 50 min

 

Ingredients

Basundi
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  • 2-litre milk
  • 2 tbsp almonds, chopped
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp pistachios, chopped
  • Saffron strands
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp cashews, chopped
Indian Sweet Delight Dry Fruit Basundi
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For Garnish

Chopped dry fruits

Method

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  1. In a wok, add 2 litres of milk and boil, keep stirring occasionally.
  2. Add chopped almonds, cashews, pistachios and mix well.
  3. Now boil milk on low flame and stir occasionally.
  4. Keep boiling until cream forms and scrape the bottom.
  5. Simmer it and boil for 30 minutes. Make sure it does not burn.
  6. When milk reduces to quarter, add sugar and saffron.
  7. Mix it well until sugar dissolves.
  8. Boil again for 5 minutes. Keep stirring.
  9. When thickens, add cardamom powder into it and mix well.
  10. Transfer it to a bowl.
  11. Garnish it with some chopped dry fruits.
  12. Serve hot or chilled.

Let’s beat the summer heat with this chilled basundi. You can also serve this dish with puri.