Tuesday, February 26, 2013



Basundi is a very famous milk based Indian dessert served in many weddings and festivals.Now its easily available in almost all the sweet shops.This is very traditional dish but now you can get many version of using different fruits.So far i have tried only 2 version Strawberry and Mango,both are absolutely delicious.


  1. 11/2 litre - full fat milk
  2. 3/4 - cup sugar
  3. Saffron - a pinch
  4. Almonds -10-12 for garnishing
  5. 2tbsp - Charoli seeds ( chironji)
  6. 1/2tsp - Cardamom powder


  • Slice almonds and roast charoli seeds in ghee and keep aside.
  • Bring milk to a boil,simmer over low flame till milk coats the back of the spoon.
  • Stir continuously.Now add sugar and saffron and cook till sugar gets fully dissolved.
  • Take out from the heat and Sprinkle cardamom powder,stir it well,  let it comes to room temperature.Then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Chill and serve garnished with almond and chironji
  • You can add some pistachios to make it more appetizing.
Tip: You also can add 1/2 a cup of condensed milk for make it more rich and creamy and it will reduce your cooking time.So if you are using condensed milk add when the milk is reduced to half or just before adding sugar.

Luchi.. Authentic Benagali dish

Luchi with Cholar Dal and gobi malai curry
 Luchi is a popular dish of Bengal,which is made of Maida. Its a very simple dish goes well with almost any types of curries and bajis. This is Bengali's favourite dish served during durga puja along with Cholar Dal,aloor dum and Sandesh .

luchi with  Cholar Dal

2 cups-Refined flour/madia
1 cup - warm water(approximately)
1tsp -salt
Oil-For deep frying


  1. Sieve flour with salt.Add ghee and make a soft dough with warm water.Keep covered with a moist cloth for half and hour.
  2. Divide into 12-15 equal parts and make small balls.
  3. Roll into 3" diameter disks/puris.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai and fry the luchis till well puffed and cream coloured
  5. Serve hot with Cholar Dal(For recipe click this link) or any curry of your choice.