Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Bread baasundhi

Baasundi is a rich Indian dessert basically made with milk, flavoured with saffron, fruits and nuts. Here is a quick version of baasundi where condensed milk is used instead of going through the lengthy process of reducing the whole milk. Bread is crumbled and added to the hot milk for texture and flavoured with cardamom and saffron. Finally, serve bread basundi hot or cold garnished with chopped almonds.

Brioche roll - 1 or 2 Sweet Bread Slices

Milk - 1 1/2 cups
Sweetened Condensed Milk 2 Tbsps
Cardamom Powder a Pinch
Almonds 8-10
Pistachios - 8-10
Saffron few strands
Sugar 1/4 cup


Soak the almonds in warm water and peel off the skin and slice the almonds.
Chop the pistachios into thin slices.
Soak saffron in a tbsp of warm milk for a minute.

Crumble the bread. 

Boil milk in a heavy bottomed vessel on medium – low flame until it reduces to half.

Keep stirring during the process to avoid scorching.

Stir in cardamom powder and saffron milk.

After a few seconds, add bread and let it soak up the flavoured milk.

Finally stir in sweetened condensed milk and half of chopped almonds.

When the desired consistency of the baasundi is reached, remove from heat.

Garnish bread baasundi with sliced almonds and serve hot or cold.

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