Basundi is a popular Indian dessert mostly in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka . Basundi has been consumed as a milk dessert in India from centuries. It is served during special occasions and festivals. It is a lip smacking creamy dessert made from super thick milk flavoured with saffron. Pistachios and almonds are sprinkled on the top to add some crunch.

Basundi
                                                                                        Basundi
Ingredients:
  1. 2 Cups milk
  2. Half tin condensed milk
  3. 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  4. 2-3 strands of saffron
  5. Handful of sliced almonds and pistachios
Preparation:
  1. Bring milk to boil on a medium heat. Soak saffron in hot milk
  2. Boil the milk for 5 -7 mins scraping off the cream from the sides and adding it back to the pot.
  3. Keep stirring often to prevent burning.
  4. Add condensed milk and continue to boil on medium heat until it reaches the desired consistency. This takes about 8-10 mins. If you like slightly thicker consistency then you can simmer for a little longer.
  5. Add saffron, cardamom powder and nuts.
  6. Simmer for a minute and then switch off.
  7. Transfer Basundi to a serving bowl and refrigerate.
  8. Serve chilled or warm with garnished nuts.