Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Milk is my favorite. I always loved to have a glass of milk before going to bed(Very good girl I was!!!). Now also I have the habit. And my favorite sweet is always all Bengali sweets as they are made of milk.
Basundi or milk kheer is favorite sweet of my mother and she never misses the chance to have it(She is diabetic patient, taking insulin everyday!!) She makes it only with milk and sugar, or with Dharwad pedha, which gives unique taste and flavour to the sweet.
My husband likes it with puris. It is one of his few favorite sweets. When I prepare this, he loves to experiment, eating the basundi with puris or jalebis or bread or chapati.
I like to drink it just like that chilled or hot!!!
In the photo you can see the Mathura pedhas which mom brought from Delhi. So I thought of making basundi with the same. As it had more cardamom, I did not add extra.
Here is the recipe,
Milk - 1 litre
Sugar - 1 cup
Elaichi(cardamom) - 1 crushed powder,(if you are using Dharwad Pedha)
Mathura pedha - 2 to 3(It is more sweet and strong flavoured)
Dharwad pedha - 3 to 4
Take the milk in a thick bottomed vessel in which milk should not get burnt easily.
Boil the milk till it becomes 1/4 th less. It takes around 20 minutes. Now add sugar, keep on stirring in between. After 5 minutes, add crushed pedhas. Mix it properly. Keep stirring in between as it should not get burnt. Boil till the milk is reduced to half.
Adjust the sweet at this stage.
Serve it hot with puris or serve chilled.
It is going to participate in Sanghi's event:
I want to dedicate this to two persons, one is my mother and other is my husband!!!
Already written about them in the beginning.