5 from 2 votes
Dudhi Basundi Instant Pot
Dudhi Basundi Instant Pot
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
A healthier take on the dreamy sweet Indian dessert made with thickened milk laced with cardamom and saffron
Course: Dessert, Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: basundi, instant pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 285 kcal
Author: Archana
  • 1 pound calabash dudhi or lauki
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 cups low fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron
  • 2 1/2 cups low fat milk or whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios sliced
  1. Peel the outside skin of dudhi and discard. Make thin slices using a peeler or a mandolin slicer, about 2 to 4 cups.
  2. Set Instant Pot to Saute mode and heat ghee. Add dudhi and sauté for a minute.
  3. Add sugar, cardamom, low fat milk and saffron. Give a quick stir. Close the Instant Pot with pressure release handle to sealing. Pressure cook for 5 minutes followed by 10 minute natural pressure release.

  4. Open the Instant Pot. Add whole milk (or low fat) and cook on sauté (normal) mode for 15 to 20 minutes or until the basundi is of desired consistency.

  5. Enjoy warm or chilled topped with sliced pistachios. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Notes: You can add upto 1/2 cup of sugar for sweeter basundi. 

Nutrition Facts
Dudhi Basundi Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 123mg5%
Potassium 503mg14%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 344mg34%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.