Bread Basundi

16 Oct

Bread Basundi.

Basoondi is a rich Indian dessert basically made with milk flavored with saffron or fruits or nuts. Here is a quick version of basundi where condensed milk is used instead of reducing the whole milk. Bread is crumbled and added to the hot milk for texture and flavored with cardamom and saffron. Finally, serve bread basundi hot or cold garnished with chopped almonds.
Makes: around 2 servings of bread basundi.


Bread Slices 2
Milk 1 1/2 cups
Sweetened Condensed Milk 2 Tbsps
Cardamom Powder a Pinch
Almonds 4
Saffron few strands
Sugar 1/2 cup

Method of preparation:

Microwave almonds in half a cup of water for a minute.
Peel off the skin and slice the almonds.
Soak saffron in a tbsp of warm milk for a minute.

Chop off and discard the sides of the bread and crumble the bread.

Boil milk in a heavy bottomed vessel on medium – low flame until it reduces to almost a cup.
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 flavored milk.
Finally stir in sweetened condensed milk and half of chopped almonds.
When the desired consistency of the basundi is reached, remove from heat.
Garnish bread basoondi with sliced almonds and serve hot or cold.
Notes: Make sure to stir the milk frequently to not burn it.

Suggestions: If the basundi is too thick, stir in more milk and boil for couple more seconds. Adjust the sweetness with sugar.
Variations: You can also boil evaporated milk in place of whole milk which further reduces the cooking time.
Other Names: Bread Basundi, Basundi with Condensed Milk, Quick Basundi.


14 Responses to “Bread Basundi”

  1. Deepti October 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    Bread basundi! sounds interesting!

  2. madhavi October 16, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    very nice recipe. Definitely going to try it.

  3. kanthi October 16, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    Lovely basundhi,sounds to be very very yummy

  4. Biny Anoop October 17, 2010 at 12:22 am #

    gr8 recipe…new to me with bread.nice space

  5. Rupa October 18, 2010 at 2:49 am #

    Hi Raji,

    Very recently i came across your site and find it very useful, particularly with very easy to make recipes. Thanks a lot and keep going !!!!!!!

  6. Raji October 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm #

    it sure a yummy and easy one
    thanks for the lovely comments u guys

  7. Hari Chandana October 23, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    Sounds too good… Quick and delicious recipe.. AWESOME !!!

  8. devi October 29, 2010 at 2:33 am #

    raji give some diwali sweets receipes

  9. indu November 10, 2010 at 7:01 am #

    Hi raji,

    Gud one, but u missed to add sugar to make it sweet..!!

  10. vanithasudhakar December 21, 2010 at 1:20 am #


  11. Usha December 25, 2010 at 6:52 am #

    Hi it is too good.

  12. Usha December 25, 2010 at 6:53 am #

    You can also try with boiled cabbage instead of bread.

  13. indira September 10, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    why are we boiling the milk again and reducing it to 1 cup? doesn’t this take a lot of time? this is not a very quick version then.

  14. Raji September 11, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    @indira yes its not a very quick version.

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