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Basundi with condensed milk

Basundi is an Indian dessert made by thickening full fat milk and flavouring it with saffron, cardamom with the addition of dry fruits. One of the popular desserts in western India. It can be served chilled or warm.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 470kcal


1 Cup = 250ml ; 1 Tablespoon = 15ml ; 1 Teaspoon = 5ml


  • In a deep bottomed pan add 2 cups full fat milk.
    2 Cups Milk
  • Add 1 cup condensed milk.
    1 Cup Condensed Milk
  • Bring the mixture to boil over medium heat stirring continuously.
  • Scrap the milk solids from the sides, cream formed on the top and add it back to Basundi mixture.
  • Once the mixture starts to thicken add a pinch of saffron.
    Pinch Saffron
  • Now add a pinch of cardamom powder, sliced almonds, chopped cashew nuts and pistachios. 
    ¼ Teaspoon Cardamom Powder, 1 Teaspoon Almonds, 1 Teaspoon Cashew nuts, 1 Teaspoon Pistachios
  • Stir and simmer for a minute and turn off the heat.
  • Enjoy Basundi hot, warm or chilled topped with dry fruits.


Traditionally process is to boil whole milk for a long time until it thickens. But in this recipe, I have reduced cooking time by using condensed milk.
Basundi get thicker once it cools down.
Make sure to stir the mixture very frequently to prevent burning at the bottom of the pan.
Add any dry fruits of your choice.


Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 687mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 569IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 523mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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