Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Apple Basundi with Milk powder


Basundi is a milk based dessert popular in Gujarat and Maharashtra.It is made by boiling milk down until half of its original quantity. The basic ingredients are similar to that of Rabri, but there is a difference in consistency and texture.

Basundi needs patience and lots of time in preparation, but here I'm sharing a quick-to-prepare version.

Let's Cook Apple Basundi.




Ingredients:

  • 1 litre full cream milk
  • 1 bowl Milk powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • Few strands of saffron
  • Sugar to taste
  • 2 medium size apples
  • 1/2 bowl of almonds chopped



Method:
  • In a heavy bottom pan boil milk, add milk powder stir and mix well. Reduce flame and continue boiling until its half (generally, this takes around 20-25 minutes), do keep stirring in between.
  • Add sugar, cardamom powder, saffron strands and almonds stirring continuously. Cook for 5-7 mins and switch off the flame.Now, this is 'Basundi' 
  • Let it cool completely.
  • Chop apples to small pieces and add to the cooled Basundi. 
  • Garnish with chopped almonds and saffron strands and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Serve chilled.