Feb 11, 2015

Basundi Recipe

I have been getting so many request to share this recipe in my blog. Basudi is nothing but a reduced milk with lots of sugar and nuts in it. The flavour comes from nuts and condensed milk. It makes a simple sweet for any special occasion. Valentine's day is around the corner, i thought of sharing this awesome sweet.

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Anyone can make this sweet, the one thing which you have to do is keep reducing the milk and keep stiring it often, so nothing catches in the bottom, because milk can catch so easily and if it do burn it makes the whole batch taste bad. So keep a eye on it..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 3 to 4


Full Fat Milk - 1 liter
Condensed Milk - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3 to 4 tblspn
Cardamom Powder / Yelakai Podi - 1/2 tsp
Almonds / Badam - 1/4 cup chopped finely
Cashews - 1/4 cup chopped finely
Pistachios - 1/4 cup chopped finely
Saffron a pinch


Take milk, sugar, condensed milk in a big pan and heat it up. Bring it to a boil, simmer the pan and cook on medium heat, keep stiring.

Now it will form crust on top, fold that into the milk mix. 

keep cooking till it gets thick.

Take it off the heat and add all the other ingredients. mix well.

Pour into a bowl and chill.

Serve cold.


1)If it gets very thick after chilling, add some more milk and mix well.

Take all your ingredients

Take milk in a large pan

add in condensed milk

and some sugar

mix well

put it on heat and keep cooking on high heat

it will start to boil

once it reaches a good boil, reduce the heat and 
cook on medium heat

now you will see solids forming on top of the milk

you have to fold this back into the milk, this is 
what gives the texture to the basundi

now continue cooking this

it will get thick

once it get thick as per your liking

remove it from heat

add in some cardamom powder

and lots of chopped nuts

sprinkle some saffron

mix well

pour this into a bowl or jug

put it in fridge to chill

if it gets thick as cooling, you can add some more milk
 to make it thin

enjoy each mouthful


  1. Wow... yummy one.... my fav sweet ll try it today itself

  2. Good receipe with pictorial. Can this be done without condensed milk?

  3. @SuryaU can skip condensed milk, but add more sugar

  4. I tried it and it was tummylicious ;)
    Love your recipes.

  5. I am in your blog most of the time nowadays.. All pictures wrt each cooking is fantabulous.
    Btw, one doubt wrt measurement. One cup of condensed milk which you used means 200 ml ?

  6. I tried it.....it was yummy

  7. I tried this.. my son loved it. Thanx a lot for this wonderful recipe.

  8. Reduce the milk to half the quantity?

  9. @Anonymousyou have to keep boiling and cooking the milk for quite some time. This makes it reduce and get thick

  10. Hi, do we need to use sweet condensed milk or normal one. i think these 2 are available in market

  11. Thanks aarthi for this wonderful recipe. I hav tried ur many recipes and those item was too much tasty. I loved to cook for my family. I want to know 1 thing that can i use powder milk to make basundi? If yes then how much i need?

  12. @Anonymousyes, just mix 1 cup of powdered milk will 1 cup of water and heat it till it thick, follow the process

  13. Looks so tempting . I tried. Your description is very easy for beginners itself. I tried eggless zebra cake . Output is perfect. Thank u so much.

  14. Hi Aarthi. I love all your veggie recipes. Tried a bunch of them and they turned out good. What's Thad measurement of sugar to use if we replace condensed milk? I tried this recipe with condensed milk and turned out excellent. Now I wan to try with sugar

  15. Please tell what is podi? And what could be used as replacement for safran

  16. How long v can keep dis duratiom.

  17. I tried it and its cames too tasty...love da recipe and am big fan of yours cooking mam....

  18. Is saffron too necessary for this dish


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