June 16, 2019

Basundi - Traditional Indian Dessert (under 10 mins)


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Basundi is a traditional and famous Indian dessert famous in Gujarat and Maharashtra regions of India . This dessert makes use of full fat milk and the milk is simmered on a low flame with regular stirring and when the milk is reduced to half and appears creamy sugar is added and it is garnished with dry fruits, saffron and cardamom powder . The traditional method of making this recipe is time consuming and needs a lot of patience .
Today , I will present to you the microwave version using condensed milk and the dessert can be ready in 10 mins flat . This , very rich dessert can be quickly prepared in case of unexpected guests or sudden sweet cravings .

Preparation Time - 10 mins
Cooking Time - 10 mins
Serves - 3-4
Complexity  - Simple


Ingredients
500ml full fat milk boiled
400 ml condensed milk
2 tsp sugar
Roughly chopped badams(almonds)and pista (pistachios)
1 tsp cardamom powder
Few strands of saffron/kesar

Method

  • Take the boiled milk and condensed milk in a wide microwave safe bowl.
  • Add a few strands of saffron and mix them all well.
  • Microwave it for 5 mins. 
  • Take it out , stir it well , add the dry fruits , cardamom powder and microwave again for 5 mins 
  • Take it out , mix well, add 2 tsp of sugar and microwave for just 1 more min.
  • Allow it to cool down to room temperature and then chill it in the refrigerator or serve it warm .

Notes :
Preferably use the glass bowls which are microwave safe as it can withstand the heat well.

The bowl should be wide and have enough space so that the milk mixture doesn't over flow while cooking.

5 comments:

  1. When choosing condensed milk one has to be careful as most of the brands in the market are " Filled milk" with palm oil instead of milk fat. Choose reputed brands like MILK MAID of Nestle to be sure !!

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    1. I always use Nestle or Amul brand never go in for any local brands . Thanks for the advice.

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  2. Nice and easy microwave version of Basundi with condensed milk. Never tried with it. This can be made when you are short of time as it is so easy.

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  3. A quick and easy way to make basundi with condensed milk and in the microwave, that is awesome... will have to try out this method. Usually make it by boiling the milk and sugar till it becomes thick.

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  4. Amazing!! I love Basundi and other Indian food. Thanks for this useful blog. Keep Sharing.

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