Badusha / Balushahi

Badusha is a famous South Indian sweet made with flour and sugar. It is made on special days and festivals; especially for Diwali.  
  1. Maida-250gm(2cup)
  2. Baking soda-a pinch
  3. Baking powder- ¼ tsp
  4. Melted ghee-2tbsp
  5. Oil-2tbsp
  6. Curd-2tbsp
  7. Milk-enough to knead the dough
  8. Oil-for frying
For the sugar syrup:
  1. Sugar- ¾ cup
  2. Water-1cup
  3. Lemon juice- ¼ cup
  4. Saffron-a pinch
  • In a bowl mix oil, ghee, beaten curd, baking powder, baking soda and flour together.
  • Add milk little by little and knead to smooth non-sticky dough without any crumbs.
  • Cover it with a wet towel for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile make the sugar syrup.
  • Boil sugar, water, lemon juice and saffron together for 5-7 minutes or until it reaches the one string consistency.
  • Make small lemon sized balls with the dough.
  • With a greased hand flatten the balls to small disc shapes (make shapes of thinner size than desired; when it fried gets puffed up little).
  • Make a dent in the center with your thumb.
  • Deep fry it in the hot oil at low flame (If the flame is high the inner side of badusha s not get cooked; so fry it in the simmer mode).
  • Take out from the oil and put it in to the warm sugar syrup.
  • Dip it in the syrup for 30 minutes.
  • Serve hot or cold by garnishing with chopped pistachio and almonds.
Badusha / Balushahi Badusha / Balushahi Reviewed by Fejna Em on 00:51 Rating: 5

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