Basundi Recipe | How to make Basundi sweet

Basundi is rich and creamy , delicious milk based sweet. Though the traditional way of preparing basundi is time consuming, it is worth every minute:) Basundi is prepared by boiling and reducing the milk to ½ the original quantity, and some sugar, saffron and nuts. You can serve basundi warm or chilled with nuts and dried fruits .
This milk dessert is served with poori as well.

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Basundi Recipe

Basundi Recipe

Basundi recipe with video and step by step pictures.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 4 cups or 1 liter of full fat milk / whole milk cow's milk
  • 3 tbsp sugar or more
  • 10 to 15 strands of saffron soaked in milk
  • 2 cardamoms powdered
  • 10 to 12 raw pista crushed
  • 7 to 8 almonds crushed
  • 5 to 6 cashews crushed


  • boil the milk in big thick bottom pan on medium high heat . keep stirring
  • once the milk forms the cream on top, keep mixing scraping the sides as well
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  • After 20 minutes on medium high heat, quantity of milk is reduced by 1/4 th, now add crushed cashews, little pista, and little almond pieces,
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  • Add sugar
  • Add soaked saffron milk Mix it well. Let it boil until the quantity reduced to half the original quantity (4 cups to 2 cups)
  • Once it is reduced to ½ and the consistency should be as shown. It takes around 45 minutes on medium high heat.
  • now turn off the heat and add cardamom powder. Mix it
  • You can serve Basundi wither chilled or warm. Both tastes amazing.
  • Before serving add remaining pista pieces and almond pieces on top and serve.


  • If you want more sweetness add more sugar even after it is done and boil it for a minute
  •  try this Basundi with Poori