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Milk and sugar - cooked on low fire until thickened and served chilled with chopped almonds, pistachio and cardamom powder!

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Basundhi recipe - How to make Basundhi



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1 1/2 ltrs milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
a few saffron (kesar) strands strands
1 tsp lemon juice
sliced almond (badam) for garnishing
  1. Soak the saffron strands in a tbspn of warm milk.
  2. Bring the milk to a boil in a broad bottomed non-stick pan.
  3. Reduce the flame and cook on a slow flame till the volume is reduced to half, for approximately 1 1/2 hour, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the sugar and the soaked saffron to the milk and cook on a slow flame for approximately 25 minutes, stirring continuously and scraping the sides of the pan.
  5. Add the cardamom powder and cook on a slow flame for another 5 minutes.
  6. Now add 1/2 tsp of lemon juice and continue stirring for 2 - 3 minutes so that it becomes granular in consistency. Switch off the stove.
  7. Mix well and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  8. Serve warm or chilled, garnished with pistachio and almond slivers.

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This recipe was contributed by Chitra's Cuisine on 08 Nov 2012
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