Sweetened and thickened milk with chopped nuts, flavored with cardamom and saffron. Often made during the festivals like Diwali, bhai dooj, raksha bandhan, gudi padwa or any special occasions.


  • 1 liter Milk
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tablespoon Cardamom powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg powder
  • Saffron – few strands
  • 1 tablespoon Nuts - Almonds, cashew, pistachios


  1. Boil and reduce milk to half. Keep siding the milk while heating.
  2. Add sugar, nuts and flavorings.
  3. Serve basundi warm or cold

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