Basundi - Low Fat

For Day 2, Week 4 of BM #47, here is a delightful dessert which is sure to please everyone. So reckon the holiday season with Basundi!!

My cousin shared this recipe a few months back and we thoroughly loved this version. I confess this lay hidden in my drafts for quite sometime and I felt it was high time and the right time  to post it :)

I felt it is slightly guilt free with it being low fat but keep the portion size under control and enjoy!

Basundi - Low Fat

Ingredients - 

Milk 2 liters (8 cups) ( I used 2% Milk)
Milk Powder 1 cup (Fat Free)
Condensed Milk 3 Tbsp (Fat Free)
Sugar 1/2 cup (or to taste)
Cardamom Powder 1 tsp
Saffron strands few
Pistachios crushed for garnish

Basundi - Low Fat

Method Of Preparation -

Boil the milk in a thick bottomed pan.

Reduce the flame and let the milk simmer for about 40 min.

To minimize the cooking time, I removed about 1/2 cup of the boiling milk in a separate microwave safe container and mixed 1 cup of milk powder. 

Microwave the mixture for about 2-3 minutes and mix the resultant khoya like mixture into the simmering milk. Also add the condensed milk.

After the consistency of the simmering milk reduces to about 1/2 the quantity, add sugar and cook for about 20  min or so. 

It would be a rich looking thick mixture. Mix in the milk soaked saffron strands if using.

Chill and garnish with crushed pistachios before serving.

Preparation Time 1 hr +
Serves 8-10
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, December 25, 2014


  1. Like this low fat version of basundi.

  2. Sarita Says:
  3. Basundi looks yummy.

  4. Unknown Says:
  5. looks sooo yummy!!! love the low fat version!!

  6. Priya Suresh Says:
  7. Irresistible Basundi, utterly delicious.

  8. My grandma's favourite dessert!! Totally yum!!

  9. Kalyani Says:
  10. I too use a mixture of condensed milk, corn starch n milk poEder to reduce time n fatty content. My all time fav dessert 😊😊

  11. Srivalli Says:
  12. Looks delectable Harini..would love to indulge in such delicious desserts!

  13. Basundi looks sinful . I love this dessert , perfectly made.

  14. A lovely and yummy dessert.

  15. Pavani Says:
  16. What a creamy & delicious looking basundi. Love the little short cut with milk powder.

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