Basundi/Rabdi (Milk dessert)

Basundi/Rabdi (Milk dessert)

3-4 servings


  1. 1 litre milk
  2. 300 grams sweetened condensed milk
  3. 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  4. 1/2 cup cashews cut in to small pieces
  5. 1/2 cup almonds cut in to small pieces
  6. 1/2 cup pistachios cut in to small pieces
  7. 4-5 saffron strands, soaked in lukewarm milk for 10-15 minutes
  8. to taste sugar


  1. 1
    Add milk in a thick bottom pan, heat up and allow milk to boil in a low flame, stir the milk in between 3-4 minutes once
  2. 2
    Then add sweetened condensed milk in to the milk and mix together, taste the milk if required more sweet either you can add 50 grams of condensed milk or sugar
  3. 3
    Then milk starts to thicken, you will notice the milk solids in with creamy texture, keep on stirring the milk for 20-25 minutes
  4. 4
    Then add cut cashews,almonds and pistachios (save some nuts for garnishing too) to the Basundi and let it boil for another 5 more minutes and simmer to a minute and turn off the flame and then add soaked saffron strands to it mix together
  5. 5
    Basundi is ready to serve hot or chilled (as you like)
  6. 6
    If you like to serve chill then let the Basundi cools down completely, keep the Basundi in refrigerator for at least 30-45 minutes then serve chill