Pineapple Basundi

The rich and intense flavour of boiled milk tinged with enchanting spices like saffron and cardamom, is uniquely coupled with freshly-grated pineapple in this innovative Pineapple Basundi.

The flavour of pineapple is quite strong in this dessert, as the fruit is grated rather than chopped. Make sure you use ripe and sweet pineapple to get the right flavour. The creamy texture of the Pineapple Basundi is, needless to say, absolutely rich and irresistible.

Altogether, the fruity notes and the creamy texture combine to make this an awesome dessert , which is ideal to serve at parties . You can also try other tasty desserts like Basundi and Pear Rabdi .

Pineapple Basundi

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Pineapple Basundi recipe - How to make Pineapple Basundi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     5Makes 5 servings
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For The Pineapple Mixture
3/4 cup freshly grated pineapple
1 tsp sugar

Other Ingredients
4 1/2 cups full-fat milk
1/4 tsp saffron (kesar) strands
2 tbsp warm full-fat milk
5 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

For the pineapple mixture

    For the pineapple mixture
  1. Combine the pineapple and sugar in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Cool completely.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Combine the saffron and 2 tbsp of warm milk in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Combine the milk and sugar in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 25 minutes, while stirring occasionally and scrapping the sides of the pan.
  3. Add the saffron-milk mixture and cardamom powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously. Cool completely.
  4. Once cooled, add the pineapple mixture and mix well.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve chilled.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy298 cal
Protein8.1 g
Carbohydrates29.1 g
Fiber0.8 g
Fat12.1 g
Cholesterol29.8 mg
Sodium44.8 mg


Pineapple Basundi
 on 05 Jan 18 04:20 PM

Hi Mam, I have a query if I''ll prepare this pineapple basundi one day before of my party will it become lactate i.e. sour or spoilt & can we us ready to cook pineapple pulp instead of freshly grated pineapple.
Tarla Dalal
08 Jan 18 09:07 AM
   We would not suggest to make it a day prior and follow the recipe exactly for best results...
Pineapple Basundi
 on 22 Dec 10 05:37 PM