Custard Apple Rabdi (Sitafal Basundi)

By: Prasanna| Published: 7:51:00 PM

Custard Apple Rabdi, is a delightful festive dessert or otherwise.Enjoy this when markets are flooded with fruit and enjoy!

So here's my new post,and this time it is Custard Apple (Sitafal) Rabdi!
I have been a little late to post recipes,Sorry for making you all wait.
I am getting so many requests for recipes that I am not able to prioritize,which one's I should take up first.
So when a reader asked me to share Sitafal/Custard Apple Rabdi,I was wondering how to do the recipe, as I personally never liked that fruit.
In-spite of my mom and many in my family are crazy for Custard Apple,somehow I never grew taste for it.

These days markets/stores are flooded with Custard Apples. When I got this recipe request,I thought of making it for my readers,but I had so many doubts that whether I will be able to finish it😀
So I gave it a try my way and guess what! I ate two servings of it! not 1 but 2😂

Closeup of cup having Custard Apple Basundi

Here are some facts about this recipe:
  • I have added very less sugar as Custard Apple itself was very sweet for me,so I did not want to overpower it with sugar and loose the fruit taste.
  • I did not add any flavor /essence here as the fruit itself oozes so much of its aroma in the final dish that you wont need anything extra.
  • Still if you prefer then add rose/kewra or any essence of your choice.
  • For garnish,what to add is totally a personal choice,I wanted the pictures to be a bit interesting so I added Rose buds.

I have a big collection of Dessert /Sweet recipes on my blog. Here is the link to all Desserts

Custard Apple Sitafal Basundi with dried  rose buds and pistachio

If you liked my post then save this recipe,   

                        Pin It ↷

Print Recipe

Custard Apple Rabdi
wonderful festive recipe or even for a party -Custard Apple Sitafal Rabdi.
  • 2 Custard Apple,seeded,scoop pulp
  • 2 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar,granulated
  • 1 Teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • 2 Tablespoon Khova / Khoya,grated
  • For Garnish:
  • Pistachios
  • Rosebuds

Coarsely grind the scooped pulp.
In a heavy bottom pan,add the milk,khova,sugar and half of ground pulp,mix well.

Cook this on medium heat,make sure milk does not burn.
Once it has reduced to half ,add the cardamom powder and cook for some time till thick consistency is reached.

When almost done,add remaining pulp,and mix well.
Serve chilled with pistachio and rose petals.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 Servings

Note:This post contains Affiliate links.

Hi, I'm Prasanna!

I will be the first one to admit that I am an accidental food blogger. I love trying out new recipes and giving them a twist of my own. Hope you enjoy trying out the recipes ... do leave me your valuable feedback 😊

Don't miss out!

Get New Posts straight to your inbox!

    We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at anytime.


    1. I've never had this dessert, and it looks like something I'd love. Cardamom is such a beautiful flavor and I bet it's fantastic with the custard apple!

    2. Such an unusual dessert, but sounds really delicious. I've never heard of custard apples, they also sound yummy

    3. Yum! This looks creamy but also refreshing. And the photos are gorgeous! It makes me want to try it right away. Great job!

    4. I am intrigued by this recipe, but was wondering if you have a recipe to make khoya as I cannot find it in my local stores. Also, what type of apples are best for this? Is it a tart apple, or more of a sweet one?

      I love your photos. The pistachios and rose buds make it look so pretty.

    5. This sounds wonderful! And I love using rosebuds every chance that I get so I would definitely add those to this custard. NOM

    6. I think this looks awesome! I can't wait to try it!

    7. Great photos! I like the pistachios and rosebuds for a garnish. I can't wait to try this!

    8. There has been a bit of a confusion here, and I just talked about it again with my husband. Some people are confusing the hindi names of custard apple and bull's heart, ram phal and sita phal. What the proper names are is not very clear because 5 years ago there were other names mentioned online.
      By the way you rabdi looks delicious! :)

    9. This custard looks amazing! What is khovi by the way?

    10. I've never seen custard apple here - Can we sub with any other kind of apple or is it a totally different fruit?

    11. Hi Prasanna! I used to really like custard apples as a child while growing up in India, so this recipe brings back some pleasant memories. I've not had custard apples for a ling time now though and I'm wondering if I can find them in Canada. Will look though. Your recipe is really different!

    12. İ never see custard apple in my local... such a wonderful glass of sweets you have. thx for sharing

    13. I have never heard of this drink but it looks amazing! So creamy!

    14. This looks like a delicious treat. I can't wait to try it.

    15. I have never heard of this before. It sure sounds interesting. The perfect way to get eating in the New Year!!


    Post a Comment

    Please leave your feedback!