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Basundi Recipe | How to make basundi

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Basundi is a traditional Indian dessert recipe made during festival seasons or on special occasions.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, sweet
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lit Full cream milk
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 8-10 strands Saffron strands
  • 1 tbsp Chironji
  • Chopped dry fruits - almonds, pistachios, cashews , for garnishing


  • In a heavy bottom pan or kadhai, boil 1 liter full cream milk.
  • When it comes to boil, lower the flame and keep stirring continuously.
  • Keep on boiling till the milk is reduced to half. Also, scratch the sides while boiling the milk.
  • Add sugar and saffron strands and mix well. Boil for another 5 minutes.
  • Add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, chironji, chopped dry fruits and cook for another 2 minutes. Switch off the flame.
  • Serve the kheer hot or cold. Garnish with some chopped almonds and pistachios before serving.


Use of full cream is mandatory for this recipe to get that rich and creamy flavour.
Keep stirring continuously to avoid basundi from burning.
Serve it chilled with some chopped dry fruits on top, it tastes the best.
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