For those who do not have the time or inclination Gits’s readymade Basundi Mix is not a bad option — you can avoid all the hassles of milk reduction.
The ingredients are:
Milk solids, Sugar, Starch & Cardamom
Ideally there should be no starch but then there would be no “instant” in the mix — it is needed for thickening. The company claims that there are no preservatives, artificial flavours or colours. Their website explains that their packaging technology allows for preservation of the product.
Bottom Line: Basundi is a high fat, high sugar dish so you shouldn’t be having this often in the first place. It should be reserved for special occasions. Using this mix occasionally is ok.