Basundi is a popular dessert from the state of Gujarat. Milk is reduced to half the quantity and then nuts and sugar are added to it. Very flavourful. Learn how to make basundi.



  • 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:

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