Wishing A Very Happy & relaxing Father’s Day to all the great dads out there !! " Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a Dad..! " In this special day, I wish my loving Dad a very Happy Father’s Day & I would also like to wish my dear hubby, who’s an amazing father, husband & friend ..:) Today, I prepared Basundi Sweet & it came out really well. Everyone loved its scrumptious, creamy & rich taste..:))
Whole Milk - 1 litre
Saffron - a pinch
Cashews chopped - 1 tbsp
Almonds chopped - 1 tbsp
Nutmeg pwd - a pinch
Cardamom pwd - ¼ tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Sugar - 5 tbsp or to taste
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Take whole milk in a wide pan.
Make sure the pan is thick bottomed, as we’re going to reduce the milk to half its content.
Boil the milk in medium flame on stove top with continous stirring.
Continuously scrape the sides and bottom of the pan to ensure the milk doesn’t stick to the pan.
Stir the milk continuously.
Once the milk is reduced to half its consistency, add few shreds of saffron
This imparts rich color & flavor to basundi.
Slice cashew & almonds to fine pieces.
Add this nuts to the thick milk mixture.
Further cook for 2 to 3 mins.
Add nutmeg pwd and cardamom pwd. ( this enhances very rich flavor )
Keep cooking this on low flame
To get the grainy texture of basundi, we’re going to add 4 to 5 drops of fresh lime juice. ( take care not to add, too much drops of lime juice, as it curdles milk…we just need grainy texture )
Mix it well.
Now you can see milk is attaining grainy consistency
Add sugar and combine. Turn off the flame.
Now delicious basundi is ready. ( It attains thicker consistency on cooling )
Serve basundi warm or chilled with grated pistachios & almond nuts garnishing. ( it tastes so great, when it is cold )
Enjoy creamy & thick home made Basundi ..:)