Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Enhanced Basundi (બાસુંદી)-Creamy milk Dessert ~ Rose and Maple Syrup jelly Basundi and Pineapple Basundi !!

Basundi is a very traditional sweet dish in the Gujarat State...where most of the time you eat as a KK - Puri and Basundi...I think in rest of the India it's known as Rabri...and Rabri you eat with malpua..Basundi is purely made with milk,sugar and few dry nuts..  tastes very rich and creamy and with just few ingredients you can have this elaborate dessert that would leave a lasting impression...


Making it the traditional way, you have to be glued to your stove for more than an hour, but nowadays with lots of products available in a market, you can make this dish in minutes...well, I'm being a good girl, so I haven't cheated - I followed a traditional recipe...but I enhanced this dish with fresh fruit, syrups and adapted some western ideas to give this authentic dish a makeover... for a base I made a very traditional Basundi without sugar..



Basundi:-
  • 500ml milk (any)
  • 2 tbsp Milk Masala (Ground Almonds,Pistachio nuts,Nutmeg,Cardamom seeds and Saffron, always keep this in a small bottle in a fridge)
Method:-
In a heavy bottom pan heat the milk, keep it on a medium heat and cook till milk reduces to half...while stirring keep stirring the malai back into the milk..,when you see foam on the top surface add Milk Masala and let it cool completely then chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours..

Rose and Maple Syrup Jelly Basundi :-
  • 1/2 cup Basundi
  • 3 tbsp Rose Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp agar agar flakes
  • few rose petals, I made with almond flakes for decorations
Method:-
In a saucepan, bring few spoons of water to boil.  Add agar agar and stir until dissolves completely..now add both syrup and mix it..bring it to room temperature..Pour into glass and let it set in fridge for about 2-3 hours or till sets.  Now pour Basundi over on a set jelly...Decorate with almond flakes...ready to serve..Enjoy  as much as we did...



Pineapple Basundi :-
  • 21/2 cup chilled Basundi (without sugar)
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup fresh pineapple grated

Method:-
In a non stick pan mix fresh pineapple and sugar.  on a low heat mix it till all the sugar melts.  Leave it to cool completely.  Now add this mix into the chilled Basundi, mix very well and serve..

Sending both Basundi desserts to Sanyukta's event BSI-MILK started by Biz
Yasmine's Health nut Challenge 7-Tropical Temptations
Nayna's Flavours of Gujarat..

Please don't forget to send your entries to my current event Celebrate Sweets-Pedha..

21 comments:

  1. Wow both the basundi recipes rock..Looks gorgeous !!

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  2. Nice twist to the traditional basundi, looks gorgeous.

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  3. WOW! What a beautiful desserts!!

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  4. Wow.. thats a perfect twist in the tale and looks fantastic too :)

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  5. Simply mouth watering and I love the presentation nad clicks.Simply superb.Thanks for this wonderful entry.

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  6. Creamy and delicious basundi! Looks gorgeous!

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  7. MOUTH-WATERING BASUNDIS Jagruti.... :)
    PUNJABI FOOD DIARY.

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  8. thats a nice twist to the basundi.nice clicks from various angles

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  9. Such a delectable, eye pleasing Basundis..very tempting..

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  10. how are you Jagruti? came after a long time as I wasnt keeping well. the basundi looks super delicious. especially the pineapple basundi. love those bowls...very chic.

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  11. Love your makeover for basundhi. Slurpp..

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  12. Great try and it has yielded beautiful results...the color rocks...:)

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  13. Wow this is one thing my hubby loves to the core,got to try this..Looks sooper yummy.....

    Thanks for sharing.....

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