Today i wanted to do something with milk, as we haven't been drinking much milk last few days.
While i opened the fridge to take out milk, a sweet smell touched my soul and i noticed the mangoes that i bought from the market yesterday. The decision came instantly, it's going to be "Mango Basundi" !
Let's collect ingredients:
1 Ltr. full fat milk
1/2 cup sugar
3 pods cardamom
5 almonds, blanched
3 pistachios, skinned
10-15 threads saffron
Let's prepare Mango Basundi:
Put milk to boil in a large deep pan, stirring occasionally.
When milk starts boiling, reduce heat and let it boil.
Add saffron threads. I add this directly to boiling milk but traditional way is to soak saffron in 2 tsp. hot milk, keep aside, let it dissolve and then add the it to boiling milk.
Stir frequently, till milk is 2/3 in volume.
Add finely chopped or coarsely crushed almonds and pistachios. Add powdered cardamom seeds.
Boil further for 3-4 minutes.
Peel the mangoes and blend them in blender. ( or you can cube them, keep aside, chill)
Add the mango puree or mango cubes whichever way you prefer it to the thickened milk.
Tip: To avoid a layer forming on the surface, stir frequently in between while cooling.