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Monday, February 2, 2009

Saffron Orange Basundi(Sweetened Milk)


The juicy thirst-quenching Oranges are best during the winter months.Rich in vitamin C,often prescribed for a flu remedy,citrus fruits like Oranges are best defense for our immune system.

Better than a glass of sweetened orange juice ,a large whole orange a day can provide up 5grams of fiber(Daily recommended is 25g for women and 38g for men).


The rich basundi is famous Gujarati(in western India) dessert,the fruity addition adds a layer of nutrition and flavor to the sweet dessert.First spotted at Nupur's blog then recently reminded by Sowmya ,I waited too long to try this zesty dessert.I made this just this morning with gorgeous bunch of oranges we bought during the weekend.It was so good I ate even my hubby's share,who won't mind any way cause he enjoys his oranges whole more than in a whole fat milk. Please note my desserts are mildly sweet so please adjust the sugar accordingly.

Serves 3

Ingredients
4 cups of whole Organic milk
1/4 cup sugar or 3-4 tablespoon condensed milk
big pinch of saffron
2 Juicy Oranges(I used Navel)
1 teaspoon Orange zest
few pistachios for garnish

Method
In a heavy bottom pan,bring milk to a slow boil along with the saffron and sugar,reduce heat and simmer while stirring occasionally until it reduces to half its original quantity,about 2 cups.You can add a teaspoon of cornstarch dissolved in tablespoon of water for thickening the milk,cook for extra 5 minutes.Let cool completely ,mixing oranges in warm milk can curdle it.Set in refrigerator until cooled.
Segment the orange,big or small,Remove the white pith entirely ,here is helpful slide show.
Mix these slices in cooled milk,serve or chill for another hour if desired.Before serving sprinkle orange zest and some pistachios.

Served in small portion,I was not satisfied even after 4 servings of this size.


Orange Basundi is my late entry for the Weekend wokking :Oranges ,hopefully the host of the month TS and JS of Eating Club Vancouver will accept it.Weekend wokking a world-wide food blogging event created by Wandering Chopsticks to celebrate the multiple ways we can cook one ingredient.

Food Glossary
Orange Zest: The aromatic peel of orange which also has the essential oils.To zest an Orange,use a mini-grater or micro pane and grate just the orange part of the peel totally avoiding the white pith which is bitter.Orange zest adds the unique flavor when used in cookies ,bread or desserts.

Other Orange recipes Posted:



An Award and An appeal
My new blogger buddies Jasmina and Hijabee have honored me with the butterfly blog award,thank you so much ladies:).
Hijabee is raising funds for her friend in need.please check her post for the details of the appeal to donate for a sister in need.

53 comments:

meeso said...

Mmmmm, I bet this smells wonderful!

Joie de vivre said...

How lovely! I've been going through a small bag of oranges a week! This would be perfect to change things up a little.

Poornima Nair said...

hey yasmeen...this looks delicious...i had a similar dish with strawberries once...would love to try with oranges...

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Four servings of that size? That's only two oranges, and they're good for you so it's OK. I bet I'd eat more. Especially since you added saffron. Oh, I can just imagine how nicely it smelled.

Sara said...

This looks great, I've been eating an orange every day lately!

Jennifer said...

This sounds so refreshing and smooth! Love the idea!

Varsha Vipins said...

Awesome clicks..slurpp..!!:)

Sunshinemom said...

I do not add citrus fruits to puddings like this because I am a little afraid that it might curdle, but you convince me, dear:)

sowmya said...

it was delicious..isn't it? lovely pictures

Rajani said...

yasmeen thanks for drawing my attention to basundi. and this one with oranges - i am always at a loss on what to make for desserts whenever i do get around to making those.

oranges amd fibre i agree with you my lil one always poops better when she's had an orange :p sorry abt that bit of info

Dershana said...

That looks really lovely, Yasmeen.I too saw this on sowmya's page.

Vandana Rajesh said...

Yummm the orange basundi looks gr8...have to try this one.

vidhas said...

Awesome recipe Ywammen, I love the slide show explaining how to cut the ornages. Can i know what is ornage zest? i just want to try since it is rich in vitamin c. Awesome, great fabulous pictures.

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely basundi

sriharivatsan said...

Wow, this looks absolutely gorgeous..Awesome pictures..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

the next time i make basundhi, i am gonna add some orange jest to it..i can sense the taste and it will be a hit for sure.

Ann said...

this makes me drool..will check it soon dear

Priya said...

Wow wat a delicious basundi, just looks gorgeous, can guess how they would have tasted, great yasmeen..

Navita said...

This is really awesome Yasmeen...love oranges! I always eat them up..so really don't end up making much with it..lol

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Never tasted before,carving for some now!! Looks so good:)

rantravereflect/ jane said...

i'm back after a break.. n wowwww- you're sooo yummmaliceous- those oranges look totally drool-worthy..

will try them soon! :)

Yasmeen said...

Thank you all:)
WC,the picture looks lot bigger ,but the orange cups could hold only 1/4 cup of basundi,not great for serving but just for presentation.
Vidhas,I just updated the post about the orange zest.

SriLekha said...

looks yummy yasmeen!

Asha said...

YUM! Sounds good and great color too. I add Pineapple sometimes! :))

Happy cook said...

Looks yummy, send it to aparna also for FI, it is orange this month.

Yasmeen said...

Thanks happy cook,I already sent this recipe for WW,as per rules,I'm not allowed to send it to another event.But I do have another recipe for FIC:)

vidhas said...

Thank you Yasmeen for the reply, it is really a ueful information for me.

Aparna said...

I have had this so I know how good this basundi can get.
I also prefer my desserts to be less sweet (though you wouldn't think it looking at my blog!)

Cham said...

I remember Somy post, looks so tasty this citrusy basundi

Cheri Sicard said...

This looks like a beautiful light dessert. I can't wait to try it.

Ivy said...

Sounds delicious. Does this set in the end or is it like a drink?

Yasmeen said...

Thank you:)
Ivy,Basundi is a thickened\reduced milk ,doesn't set unless you choose to add a little cornstarch.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i love the sound of the dessert - and i love orange flavoured food too

Curry Leaf said...

Yum I waiting for your orange entry.Delicious.

Ashwini said...

wow looks delish..Love oranges..but not tried with milk sweets..

Soma said...

I have never made basundi at home. oranges will add refreshing flavors to it i bet. I feel like tasting some now.

Uma said...

basundi looks so delicious and mouth-watering! Nice color.

Selba said...

Beautiful!! Love the taste of orange and condensed milk... wonder how it tasted with saffron.

Vibaas said...

Looks so delicious, Yasmeen. All the pictures look so bright and nice. Hey, why don't you send it to FIC : Orange too?

Andhra Flavors said...

Its innovative one. "Saffron orange basundi" sounds so refreshing and smooth

Purva Desai said...

Never tried making basundi by adding fruits.....this must have tasted divine...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Drooooooooooooooooooling...

Viki Xavier. said...

Yummy basundi. Never tried with fruits.. Surely try this weekend .
I m drooling:)

notyet100 said...

never tried makin basundi at home,..but nw i guess time has come..//:-)

AnuSriram said...

Thats lovely.. Very innovative.. Delicious recipe!

Judy said...

What a great orange dessert! Looks luscious.
BTW, I've passed on two blogger awards to you. Go to my site (judyskitchen.blogspot.com) for info.

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, what a lovely creation. sounds very refreshing to me...

pls trail back to my blog dear, got soemthing for u.

Anjum said...

wow yasmeen never haerd of this desert looks mouthwatering

Jude said...

Beautiful pics and info as always :) Been definitely having my share of oranges lately.

Noshi said...

mashaAllah that looks really tasty. But, if you don't mind inshaAllah, I just wanted to point out that oranges only have about 3g of fiber, and the daily amount for women is around 28g & for men it's around 32g.

Yasmeen said...

Salaam Alaykum Noshi,
thanks for dropping by.The daily value was 12.5% of daily needs,sorry If i confused you.I updated the values in grams.thanks for pointing out.Please do come again:)

Noshi said...

I probably missed that. You're so sweet mashaAllah. =]

Noshi said...

Oh and walaikum asalam, haha silly me forgot to return salams.

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