Basundhi (punjabi Rice Kheer)

Basundhi is a South Asian Rice pudding but this is especially more special in Punjab, as it is called as Punjabi Rice Kheer. This is typically served during a meal. Kheer is known as a festival dish as we normally used to prepare on all the special occasions. Basundhi is the favourite sweet in my family. So we love to prepare this whenever we wish at home. Try this at home and make your day more special.

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Serves: 
6

Preparation Time: 
1 hour 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
1 hour 30 minutes

Complexity: 
Easy


Ingredients: 
Basmati Rice – ¼ cup (soaked for 1 hour)
Milk 1 litre
Sugar 6 tablespoon (as per taste)
Black Grapes 2 tablespoon
Badam & Pista 2 tablespoon (for garnishing)
Cardamom Powder - ¼ tablespoon
Ghee 2 tablespoon
Directions: 
In a pan, heat 1 litre of milk in a medium high flame for 5-10 minutes.
Keep stirring in between, let it come to a boil and then adjust heat to medium flame.
Then add rice, Cook for 50-60 minutes.
Keep stirring for every 5 minutes and check the thickness.
Now add sugar to the taste, add black grapes and check the thickness at the mean time.
Add rose water or cardamom powder for taste. Stir well.
Finally add 2tbsp ghee. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
Switch off the stove when it becomes thick.
Serve it in a bowl by garnishing with badam and pista.
If needed, refrigerate for 1-2 hours and serve it by garnishing with nuts.
Footnotes: 
We can also add saffron powder for taste and colour.