Rose Basundi

By Priyanka Mukherjee  |  13th Feb 2016  |  
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    About Rose Basundi Recipe

    Basundi is a popular Indian dessert made by reducing milk to a creamy texture. It is usually flavoured with cardamoms, saffron and dry fruits. Rose Basundi is a variation to the traditional version where the fragrance of rose gives it a soft and subtle flavour. This combined with the sweet essence of coconut milk makes it a must-try for all dessert lovers.

    Rose Basundi is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in West Bengal. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Rose Basundi is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Rose Basundi at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 5 minute for the preparation and 45 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Rose Basundi by Priyanka Mukherjee in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Rose Basundi at your home without any difficulties. Rose Basundi is one of the representative dishes of West Bengal which you can serve in any special occasions.

    Rose Basundi

    Ingredients to make Rose Basundi

    • Full Fat Milk 1 1/2 Litres
    • coconut Milk 1/2 Litre
    • sugar 5 Tbsp
    • rose Syrup 2 Tbsp
    • Rose water (Gulab jal) 2 Tsp
    • Pink Color (Optional) 4-5 Drops

    How to make Rose Basundi

    1. Combine both the milk and boil till it is reduced to half. Keep stirring occasionally scraping the sides of the vessel. Ensure that the milk does not spill out.
    2. Add sugar, rose syrup and pink colour and continue boiling the milk scraping the sides till it reaches a thick consistency.
    3. Make sure you do not reduce the milk too much because it will thicken automatically when cooled.
    4. Add the Rose Water and stir. Turn off the gas and let it cool at room temperature.
    5. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

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