Sitaphal (Custard Apple) Basundi

Sitaphal makes any dish delicious especially when added to Basundi. The season of Sitaphal is here so I decided to make this super delicious and mouth watering dessert at home. Its time taking but the end result is worth it.


1. Sitafal – 4 large size
2. Sugar – 2/3 cup
3. Milk – 2 lt
4. Cardamom powder – 1/2 tbsp and Nutmeg Powder ½ tsp
5. Dry Fruits – Almonds, Cashews, Pista – finely chopped
6. Saffron – few strands


  1. Take out the pulp from (ripen) Sitaphal using a strainer and whipping it with a spoon till the seeds comeout. 
  2. Add milk in a bowl and boil the milk till they become 1/2 by occasionally stirring and mixing the cream generated.
  3. In another hot bowl add sugar and as soon as some part of the sugar turns brown add the milk (this gives the Basundi a light brown color) , sugar, cardamom powder and saffron.
  4. Cool the Basundi to room temperature. Then add the Sitafal pulp and dry fruits.
  5. If there are guests at home and you want to make it fast, skip the part where the milk reduces to 1/2. Add 2 table spoon of custard powder (Vanilla flavoured) mixed well in some water to the milk. In 4-5 minutes your milk will become thick.

Serve chilled after a spicy dinner.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Looks so yummy & creamy! Love the addition of custard apple.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so glad you liked it

      Liked by 1 person

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