Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pineapple Basundi

11/10/2011 03:26:00 PM
Pineapple Basundi
by , Published: November 10, 2011

Pineapple Basundi is yet another form of Milk Dessert which is considered as almost-evil indulgence highlighted by the tang of pineapples. Pineapple contributes not just flavour but nutrients too, as it is rich in vitamin c.

However, pineapple has digestive enzymes which can curdle the milk… so first you need to destroy these by cooking the pineapple before adding it to the milk. Ensure that you add it to chilled milk. Saffron and elaichi gives this dessert an extra yet heavenly taste.

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Yield: Makes 4 servings

2 1/2 cups (500 ml.) low fat milk (दूध)
a few saffron strands soaked (केसर)1 tbsp in warm low fat milk (दूध)
1/4 tsp cardamom powder (इलाइची)
1 tbsp skim milk powder (स्कीमड दूध)
1/4 tsp cornflour mixed with 2 tbsp (कोर्न फ्लार) low fat milk (दूध)
1 cup freshly grated pineapple (पाइनेपल)
4 sachets (1gm each) sugar substitute (चीनी)

Method :
1. Put the milk in a broad non-stick pan and bring to boil.
2. Add the saffron mixture, cardamom powder, skim milk powder and cornflour paste, mix well and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or till it thickens, while stirring continuously.
3. Remove from the flame and when cool, refrigerate to chill.
4. Heat a small non-stick pan, add the pineapple, sugar substitute and 1 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Remove from the flame and when cool, refrigerate to chill. Remove 1 tbsp of pineapple aside for the garnish.
6. Combine the chilled thickened milk and chilled cooked pineapple and mix well.
7. Serve chilled garnished with pineapple.


  1. Is there a way to do this with real sugar or honey? If so, how much would you use?

  2. If you add honey, it will change the whole taste.

  3. This Basundi was really delicious.I made it for my 4 year old son and he loved it.

  4. @Anonymous,
    Yes, you are right, if you are using Honey it will change taste of Basundi.

    You should use 1/2 cup Sugar instead of Sugar Substitute.

    @Converse Knee high Socks,
    Thanks for trying this out. You can try out some more Sweet Dish recipes and let me know your comments..

    Follow our Blog for more such recipes.

    FoodIBlog Team

  5. Although I have never heard of it. But as you have written all the instruction of making it. It seems easy to prepare this dish.

  6. @eCBSE,
    Yes, Basundis are pretty easy to prepare. Definately you must try it, it is simply delicious.

    FoodIBlog Team


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