May 29, 2011

Mango Basundi

Basundi is a very famous Indian sweet, you are likely to find it in many Indian weddings ! :)

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
2 Mangoes

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.

Serve chilled.

Tip: To avoid a layer forming on the surface, stir frequently in between while cooling.


Nandini said...

Nice basundi...Must be aromatic! I just want to gobble some!

Priya said...

Exotic basundi,feel like finishing that bowl..

Deepti said...

Such variety of recipes our cultures offer. I had never heard of this one, but it looks simple to make, and mangoes are heavenly refreshing. Will try this one! thx.

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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That is unusual, love the idea of making mango version.

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Ummm this looks so yum ,...still to try basundi ,luv ur click too

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