Sitaphal Basundi

Sitaphal Basundi is a custard apple and milk-based dessert, a delicious and healthy twist to our traditional Gujarati Basundi. It is a wholesome combination of the goodness of fruit & aromatic flavours of saffron and green cardamom. The dessert is rich and creamy with a big tick to the health quotient. It can be heartily enjoyed on festivities, fasting days and when the scale starts to move.


  • Serves – 4
  • 750 ml Full Fat Milk
  • 2 Custard Apples
  • 2 Tbsp Amul Mithai Mate
  • 10 – 12 Almonds
  • 1/2 Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Few Saffron Strands


Prep: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes

  1. Bring the milk to a boil in a pan and let it simmer on low heat.
  2. Add the condensed milk and mix well. Sprinkle the cardamom powder and saffron strands. Let the milk continue to thicken on low heat.
  3. When the milk has reduced to half of the original quantity, remove it from flame and cool to room temperature.
  4. Meanwhile, remove the pulp from custard apples. Do not scrape too hard as you may get the bitterness of the shells.
  5. Also thinly slice the almonds. Once the milk is cool, add the fruit pulp and mix well. No further cooking is required.
  6. Remove in a container and chill overnight.
  7. Garnish with slivered almonds and few saffron strands. Serve chilled.
  8. Note – Please pick large and ripe custard apples as the amount of condensed milk to be added can be adjusted based on the sweetness of the fruit.