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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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Basundi(pineapple) recipe - How to make Basundi(pineapple)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4


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.

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This recipe was contributed by sumagandlur on 27 Dec 2003

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