Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Basundi ~ Awards


I usually make milk based dessert for Janmashtami as Milk was loved by my Bal Gopal. Last year I made Kheer
for Nandlala and made recently made Kalakand on Rakshabandhan, so decided to try my hands on Basundi this time.

Inspite of Swine flu scare in Mumbai, people were out on the streets with or without mask to watch the Dahi Handi Procession, it did not hamper the festive spirits of people and like always there were lots of Dahi handis all over Mumbai.

Basundi is a rich dessert loved by all in my family. Basundi is a thick, creamy dessert made by burning milk on a low heat and reducing milk to half. It is served chilled and garnished with lots of dry fruits. It is prepared usually during festive seasons in Gujarati households.

The best part about this dessert is one can prepare Basundi, one day in advance, and it becomes more rich and creamier as you chill it more.

2 Litres of Full Fat Milk
1 Bowl of Sugar
1 Tablespoon of Elaichi Powder (Cardamom)
1/2 Tablespoon of Nutmeg Powder
3 Tablespoon of blenched nuts (Charodi, Almonds and Pistachio)
A pinch of Saffron

Take a deep pan (preferrably Non-stick), add 2 litres of full fat milk and bring it to boil.
2. Allow it to boil on a very low flame, keep on stirring it occassionally.
s the milk keeps on burning it will start coating on the sides of the vessel. With the help of a spatula keep on stirring the milk and remove the milk coating from the sides.
4. When the milk reduces to half, add sugar, elaichi powder, pinch of saffron and half blenched nuts.
5. Milk will turn light pink in colour and will be very thick in its consistency. Remove it from the heat and allow it to cool.
6. Once cool down, refrigerate it for few hours. One can see the layers of thick cream on top once the basundi is chilled.
Garnish it with nuts and saffron, serve it chilled.


janmashtami naivedya

This whole post is for my very own Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi Event

This post also goes for Sanghi's IFL - Milk Event

Lovely Sangi has showered me with this cute gift ''A Fabulous Blog Award'', Thank you dear, will always cherish your lovely gift

Pinky has also shared with me Kreative Blog award, I love your Blog award and One Lovely Blog Award, Thanks a ton for considering me worthy for this award.


Jaishree Iyer 18 August 2009 at 16:51  

Basundi looks yum & delicious.. Tempting Pic...Purva:) congrats on your Awards!

Sushma Mallya 18 August 2009 at 17:04  

looks delicious purva and congraz on having so many awards...hope u get more ...

Mangala Bhat 18 August 2009 at 17:41  

Hey Looks delicious ...Congrats

ST 18 August 2009 at 18:04  

Please accept the gift from blog:)

Anonymous,  18 August 2009 at 19:07  

Basundi is my fav too Purva..looks yummy and am craving for some here..

Congrats for the award !!

chakhlere 18 August 2009 at 19:23  

woww Pooo!!
Basundi looks yummy!! Its my all time favorite.

I am drooling here!!

Pavithra Elangovan 18 August 2009 at 19:25  

Oh thats my all time fav...looks yummy yummy congrats on ur award too.

Uma 18 August 2009 at 23:46  

mmmm. tempting basundi!! Congrats on your awards Purva :)

Sukanya Yogesh 19 August 2009 at 09:49  

The Basundi looks thick, rich and so delicious......

Priya Suresh 19 August 2009 at 09:56  

delicious and tempting basundi Purva!

Parita 19 August 2009 at 10:41  

Basundi looks perfect dear, brought some nostalgic memories back :)
Congrats on your awards!

Sukanya Yogesh 19 August 2009 at 10:58  

Purva have some awards and a Tag for you. Please collect them from my blog

Anshika 19 August 2009 at 13:18  

I am sure Krishnaji must have loved your delicious Basaundi.

lata raja 19 August 2009 at 13:25  

Rich and creamy Basundi.Nanda gopal tho bahuth kush hua hoga! Congratulations on the well desrved award.

Priya Narasimhan 19 August 2009 at 16:26  

very good pictures..we call bal gopal as kutty krishna. :-) basundi is too good..just saw your festive food event..i too took pictures of janmashtami..will post them soon and pariticipate in your event.

Trendsetters 19 August 2009 at 17:11  

hey, basundhi is my all time favourite esp one we used to have in Ananda bhavan, chennai.. thanks for the lovely recipe

sangeeta 19 August 2009 at 20:03  

i love this n my husband goes crazy over this...

PriyaRaj 19 August 2009 at 22:49  

pls collect an Award from my blog dear.....

Unknown 20 August 2009 at 04:13  

Looks delicious and very festive indeed. Congrats on your awards.

Vijitha 20 August 2009 at 05:37  

yummy basundi. Looks really good purva. How r u doing? long time nah!!!

Savi-Ruchi 20 August 2009 at 06:39  

congrats for the awards & the basundi looks great :)

saffronapron.blogspot.com 20 August 2009 at 16:20  

OMG! That Basundi looks go good. Love all the nuts on top and the look of that thick milk. Good one. COngrats on the award too.

Unknown 20 August 2009 at 17:08  

Congrats on your awards Purva ! The basundi looks creamy and delicious...

Anu 21 August 2009 at 06:52  

Congrats on your awards... Looks yummy and delicious...

Red Chillies 23 August 2009 at 15:24  

Basundi is a favorite at home and I have not made it at home. Looks good!

amna 25 August 2009 at 05:58  

i love this! anything to do with milk, actually :)

Humaira 8 September 2009 at 23:25  

First time on your blog. You have so many yummy recipes. Basundi looks awesome!!


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