Kesar Basundi is a sweet and luscious traditional Indian sweet that is usually served in our Gujarati family during festivals and occasions. It is prepared by boiling milk and reducing it to half and sweetening it with sugar. The flavors are further enhanced with cardamom powder and nutmeg powder (optional). There are many variations to this sweet. This is a basic and traditional recipe of Basundi which is infused with saffron and garnished with Almonds.
When it comes to Traditional Indian sweets there are no shortcuts. It may be little time consuming but worth the wait and effort. As you all may know I have a weakness for Indian Sweets. They make me drool all the time and being a Gujarati we always feast on this Kesar Basundi. Finally, I have learned to make it at home and the recipe is worth the time.
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All these Indian sweet recipes are made during festivals like Diwali, Navratri, Bhai beej and other occasions like birthdays and weddings. No Indian festival is complete without these delicacies. Do try making it at home and serve this to your loved ones on the special occasions.
In a heavy bottom pan, add high-fat milk and keep it on a medium flame.
Meanwhile, take a small bowl and add saffron strands in it.
Once the milk starts reducing add sugar in it. Stir and Mix it well so that sugar starts dissolving in the milk.
Always use a heavy bottom pan for making basundi and keep stirring in between.
Traditionally it is served with Puri and Aloo ki subzi and I always like to serve it chilled.