Basundi is an Indian dessert from  Bihar, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka. It is a sweetened dense milk made by boiling milk on low heat until the milk is reduced to half. Even Khova is added to thicken the milk. Almonds, pista pieces are used to  garnish it.








Cooking time more than 1.5 hrs


  1. 1 Litre milk
  2. 1 Small cup sugar
  3. 2 to 3 Tbsp  khova
  4. 4 to 5 almonds finely chopped
  5. 4 to 5 pista finely chopped
  6. 1 Tbsp cardamom powder
  7. A pinch of saffron


Boil the milk . Now reduce the flame and cook till the volume of milk  is reduced to half. Add saffron to it while boiling. While milk is boiling keep on stirring occasionally. Take khova in a bowl add some milk and make a thick paste and then add to the boiling milk. Now add sugar and keep on boiling for more than 20 mins so that the milk  thickens. Now add cardamom powder, almonds and pista. Serve warm or chilled


One response

  1. Very nice ashu, yummy in taste

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