Basundhi – With Love to My Dear Paati!!!!!

Basundhi, most favourite Sweet of  my Dear Grand-Mom. It was her First Anniversary on 8th March, 2011. I made her favourite Sweet as an Offering to her. She was 92 years old. Though it is an year, since she left us, we still couldn’t digest the fact, she is not there. I didnt want to keep her Photograph on wall, to keep me reminding that she is no more!!!! 

When i came back here, i brought her saree, which she wore for my brother’s engagement. And my brother took her Glasses to keep it as an Memoir/Blessing from her.  She used to wear Nighty @ home, but wore saree for the function. She Loves her grand-son so much!!! Wanted to see his wife, Saw there engagement and passed away after 15 days, even without giving us a sign, that she has received her call. We Humans, always want more of what we have. I Feel, i could have had more time with her. But, whom am i to decide that!!!!!! Hope She is listening to us, Love you Paati!!! We really miss u a lot!!!! 
2 Litres Full Fat Milk
1 Cup Sugar
3-4 tbsp Almond Meal
1/4 Cup Chopped Almonds
1/4 Cup Chopped Pista
2 tsp Cardamom powder(I forgot to add this)
3 pinches of Saffron, Soaked in 2 tbsp of Warm Milk

In a Heavy-bottom Pan, Boil Milk. Simmer the flame, when it begins to boil. Add 2 spoons to  boiling milk to avoid burning of milk. Stir the Milk and Scrape the Pan-Side and return it to the boiling milk. When the Milk reduces to 3/4 of its quantity, add saffron Soaked Milk to this and Sugar. Keep Stirring often and scrape the sides and stir the malai in to the milk.
When Milk reduces to half its quantity, add the almond meal and Chopped nuts and Stir Well. Wait for the milk to Turn Creamy nad Change Colour to a Golden yellow. Switch off the Stove. Serve Chill. Some Like my Hubby might like it warm too!!!! Go ahead and enjoy this Healthy, Creamy n Yummy Dessert!!!
Sending this to AWED-Indian Cuisine, happening @ Taste of Pearl City, Event by DK