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Basundi Recipe | How to prepare Basundi | No Condensed Milk Basundi
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Basundi Recipe | How to prepare Basundi | No Condensed Milk Basundi

 Basundi is a creamy and rich milk-based dessert. It is made with milk, nuts, saffron. Just the few ingredients and we get the delicious basundi.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Author: sharmila kingsly


  • Full Fat Milk – 2 cups
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp or 2 pods crushed
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Mixed nuts – 3 tbsp
  • Saffron a generous pinch


  • Heat milk in a sauce pan. Soak a generous pinch of saffron in t tbsp of milk and set aside. Keep the nuts ready.
  • Bring the milk to a boil and then reduce the flame. Keep stirring continuously. Scrap the edges and keep cooking.
  • Cook until the milk is slightly reduced, and the colour turns to a pal yellow. It may take upto 20 minutes in low flame. Meanwhile keep stirring and scrap the edges to avoid burning the bottom. However, the milk need not to be reduced to half. Now add in the sugar and keep cooking. Also add in the cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Heat a pan with ghee and add in the nuts and roast until it is lightly roasted. I used cucumber seeds, Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and crushed almonds. Use any nuts as per your preference. Add the roasted nuts to the basundi and mix well. Finally add in the saffron soaked milk. Cook for another 2 minutes and switch off.



  • Serve hot or chilled ,it tastes good either way.
  • No need to reduce the milk too much.
  • Condensed milk is usually added for a creamier basundi ,but it tasted good the same way even without adding. Add if you prefer.
  • Add any nuts as you prefer.
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