Friday, March 7, 2014

Basundi

Basundi is my hubby favorite ...

Ingredients:

Milk                                - 1 litre(i used whole milk)
Saffron                          - a pinch
Cashews chopped      - 1 tbsp
Almonds chopped      - 1 tbsp
Cardamom pwd          - ¼ tsp
Lemon juice                - 2-3ndrops
Sugar                           - to taste(5tsp)
Condensed milk         - 5 tsp

Method:

  • Make sure the pan is thick bottomed, as we’re going to reduce the milk to half its content.
  • Continuously scrap the sides and bottom of the pan to ensure the milk doesn’t stick to the pan.
  • Stir the milk continuously.
  • Once the milk is reduced to half its consistency, add few shreds of saffron.
  • This impacts rich color & flavor to basundi.
  • Add Condensed milk and stir well
  • Slice cashew & almonds to fine pieces.
  • Add this nuts to the thick milk mixture.Stir well.
  • Further cook for 2 to 3 mins.add cardamom pwd. (  enhances rich flavor )
  • Keep cooking this on low flame.
  • To get the grainy texture of basundi,  add 2 to 3 drops of fresh lime juice. ( be cautious   too much drops of lime juice,  curdles milk…we  just need grainy texture )
  • Mix it well.Now you can see milk is attaining grainy consistency.
  • Add sugar and mix well .
  •  Turn off the flame.

Now delicious Basundi is ready.  ( It will be thicker when cools )
 

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  2. That is delicious and so healthy!!! thanks for sharing this authentic and tasty dish!!
    chowringhee in Laxmi Nagar

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