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1 litre or 4 cups Milk
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
5 chopped Almond (Badam)
1 tblsp chopped pista
10 strands Saffron (kesar)

How to make basundi:
  • Boil the milk in a heavy bottom kadai.
  • Now in 1 tblsp of warm milk add the saffron strands. Keep them aside for the flavours to release.
  • Keep stirring the milk constantly and reduce it till it becomes thick and the quantity of the milk is approximately half a litre.
  • Add the sugar, saffron and chopped nuts and cook for another 5 minutes. Stir the mixture occasionally. Remove from the fire.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and add the cardamom powder. Mix thoroughly.
  • Serve hot or cold garnished with nuts and saffron strands.