How to make Basundi Pannacotta -

Basundi gives a delicious twist to this Italian dessert. Saffron gives it a rich flavour and the topping of with grapes and kiwis adds freshness to the recipe. You can serve saffron pannacotta in tiny shot glasses at your Diwali party.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Hi Tea.

Main Ingredients : Milk (दूध), Condensed milk (कन्डेंस्ड मिल्क)

Cuisine : Indo-Italian

Course : Desserts

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Basundi Pannacotta

Basundi Pannacotta Recipe Card


The main difference between Italian and Indo Italian dishes is that the dishes which require stuffing, Indian vegetables and masalas replace the authentic Italian ones. 
Authentic Italian foods use the typical Italian herbs to flavour but very little chillies. And since we Indians like our food to be spicier, plenty of chilli flakes do the needful.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Basundi Pannacotta Recipe

  • Milk 2 1/2 cups

  • Condensed milk

  • Pistachios chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Almond powder 1/4 cup

  • Milkmaid 1/2 cup 200 grams

  • Sugar 2 teaspoons

  • Gelatin 2 tablespoons

  • Kiwi 1

  • Red grapes 3-4

  • Fresh mint leaves as required

  • Castor sugar as required


Step 1

Heat milk in a deep non-stick pan and bring to a boil. Add saffron and pistachios and stir to mix, boil further.

Step 2

Add cardamom powder and mix well. Add almond powder and mix well. Boil for ½ an hour or till the milk is reduced.

Step 3

Add Milkmaid and mix well. Add sugar and mix well. Boil further till the milk gets reduced.

Step 4

Bring 4 tbsps water to a boil in another non-stick pan. Add gelatin and let it bloom. Add this to the reducing milk and mix well. Cook for a minute.

Step 5

Pour the reduced milk mixture into 4 individual shot glasses filling ¾ and refrigerate for 2 hours or till set.

Step 6

Peel kiwi. Deseed red grapes and finely chop. Finely chop kiwi. Mix both fruits and place portions into the shot glasses.

Step 7

Dip a fresh mint leaf in castor sugar and place on the fruits in each glass. Serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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