Orange Basundi

    Milk-based dessert from India cooked with blanched almonds and cashewnuts, served chilled after topping it with fresh orange segments. This has always become a favourite of those who have tried it.


    Karnataka, India
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    • •Segmented pods of 1-2 Oranges
    • Full Cream Milk, 1 litre
    • Sugar, 1/2 cup
    • Badam (Almond) Milk Powder, 1-2 tbsp
    • Blanched Almonds, 15
    • Cashewnuts, 10
    • Saffron, a few threads, for garnishing
    • Almond slivers, a few for garnishing


    1. Chop the blanched almonds and cashewnuts
    2. Boil the milk and reduce the heat, and add the chopped almonds and cashewnuts
    3. Continue to boil the milk stirring frequently till it condenses to half its volume
    4. Add 1/2 cup sugar, or as per taste. Mix well.
    5. Add 1-2 tbsp. of Badam Milk Powder. Mix well to ensure that it is fully dissolved.
    6. Allow it to cool and then refrigerate it for about 2 hours
    7. Add segmented orange pods and garnish with almond slivers and saffron threads
    8. Serve chilled


    I used the store-bought MTR brand of Badam (Almond) Milk Powder

    See it on my blog

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