Pineapple Basundi

Pineapple Basundi is a milk based dessert with pineapple pieces and garnished with saffron.

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A sumptuous and healthy dessert to serve your loved ones without feeling guilty. I've used pineapple as it blends wonderfully with the basundi while enriching it with vitamin C and fibre. It's important to remember to use a fully ripe pineapple because an unripe fruit will require a lot more sugar thus adding on unnecessary calories.

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Serves 4.
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2 1/2 cups (500 ml.) low fat milk
3/4 cup fresh pineapple, grated
5 tsp sugar
a few saffron (kesar) strands
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

For the garnish
1/4 cup chopped pineapple

  1. In a small bowl, soak the saffron in a little warm milk and keep aside.
  2. Put the milk in a broad non-stick pan and bring to a boil. Simmer over a medium flame stirring continuously till the milk reduces to half original quantity (approx. 250 ml.).
  3. Add the saffron mixture and cardamom powder and mix well. Cool and refrigerate.
  4. Combine the pineapple and sugar in a non-stick pan and cook for 5 to 6 minutes while stirring continuously till the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool completely.
  5. Add the cooled pineapple mixture to the chilled thickened milk and mix well.
  6. Serve chilled, garnished with the pineapple pieces.
Nutrient values per serving
AmtEnergyProteinChoFatVit AVit CCalciumIronF. AcidFibre
64 gm90 kcal4.9 gm17.4 gm0.1 gm8.1 mcg18.2 mg180.3 mg1.3 mg0.0 mcg0.2 gm
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