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Dessert, popular in Maharashtra (western coastal Indian state). Great for festive holidays (Purim, Hanukkah). For more information, visit

Serves: 4-5

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West Indian Vegetarian-Dairy Dessert

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4 liters 2% fat milk
1 cup sugar
1 tin condensed milk
20 grams pistachios, soaked, skinned and thinly sliced
10 grams almonds, soaked, skinned and thinly sliced
20 grams raisins
10 cardamom pods, ground
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Pour the milk in a large container and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir continuously until about half of the original quantity remains.
  2. Add sugar and condensed milk, and keep stirring until the sugar completely dissolves.
  3. Add sliced pistachios, almonds, raisins, cardamom and nutmeg powder. Mix well and remove from heat.
  4. Let Basundi cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Pour into a
  5. decorative dish, cover and refrigerate.
  6. Serve cold.

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