Basundi / Rabri Recipe

Basundi / Rabri Recipe is a classic North Indian mithai, where whole milk is simmered and reduced to a thick creamy texture, sweetened with sugar and flavoured with kesar and elaichi. This rabri will simple leave you asking for more.

Archana Doshi
Basundi / Rabri Recipe
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Basundi also known as Rabri in some parts of India is a creamy rich dessert, is prepared especially during the festivities of Kali Chaudas and just about every small function or a party. 

The Basundi/ Rabri tastes equally delicious when served with Jalebis and,  Malpuas Do give this recipe a try in your kitchen and you will love it for its rich , creamy texture. 

Serve the Basundi as part of a dessert along with Badam Elaichi Kulfi Recipe With Condensed Milk, Pista ice cream and Falooda to make a quick Indian sundae. 

Likewise you can serve Rabri with Homemade Jalebi Recipe or Malpua With Rose And Saffron Syrup Recipe

If you are looking more Indian Sweets and snacks  here are some : 

  1. Milk Kesari Recipe (South Indian Paal Kesari)
  2. Elai Vadam Recipe (A Traditional South Indian Rice Papad)
  3. Homemade Jalebi Recipe

Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

55 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 liter Milk
  • 3/4 cup Sugar , (I like adding a little less sugar please adjust according to your taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 2 Saffron strands
  • 1/4 cup Badam (Almond) , or pistachios,finely chopped

How to make Basundi / Rabri Recipe

  1. To begin making the Basundi Recipe, we will first have to condense the milk. To do this, place the milk on high heat over a heavy bottomed sauce pan and bring it boil.

  2. Add the sugar and stir continuously until the sugar dissolves. Once the sugar has dissolved and the milk is boiling vigorously for a few minutes reduce the heat to low and simmer the milk mixture stirring continuously until it is reduced to three fourths of its original quantity. The condensation will cause the cream from the milk to settle on the sides and bottom of the pan. Its important to keep scraping down the cream and adding it back to the condensing milk.

  3. The mixture will begin to thicken and get a creamy texture. It is important to make sure towards the end of the condensing process to be close to the stove monitoring the milk and stirring it continuously. The last stages are when the condensed milk can get burned at the bottom of the pan and completely alter the taste of the basundi.

  4. Note Again: During the process of condensation of the milk, keep stirring the cream that keep forms, as it will stick to the sides and bottom of of them pan, while stirring keep scrapping down the sides and bottom to prevent burning of the cream.

  5. Once the milk has reduced to half of its original quantity, turn off the heat. The Basundi (Rabri) is almost ready. All you have to do now is to  stir in the cardamom powder and the finely chopped nuts.

  6. Transfer the Basundi (Rabri) to a serving dish and allow it to cool before you can refrigerate for 3-4 hours. 

  7. Serve the Basundi (Rabri) hot or cold, during any season or serve it as a party dessert and enjoy.

  8. Note: You can add fruits like Lychee's and Strawberries to make a delicious Strawberry Rabri or Lychee Rabri. And serve the Rabri chilled for the warm winter nights or after a spicy Indian Meal.

  9. Serve the Basundi as part of a dessert along with Badam Elaichi Kulfi Recipe With Condensed Milk, Pista ice cream and Falooda to make a quick Indian sundae. 

  10. Likewise you can serve Rabri with Homemade Jalebi Recipe or Malpua With Rose And Saffron Syrup Recipe

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