Badusha

badushaBadusha is a famous South Indian sweet made with all purpose flour and sugar.In North India this sweet is known as Balushahi.It is having a flaky texture coated with sugar syrup.Usually this is made during diwali.

Ingredients

All purpose flour – 2 cups
Baking powder – ½ tsp
Baking soda – a pinch
Powdered sugar – 1 tbs
Salt – a pinch
Butter/Ghee – 75g(at room temp)
Yogurt – 1 tbs
Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
Water – to knead
Oil for frying

For syrup

Sugar – 250g Water – 1 cup

Method

1.Take a bowl and sieve flour,baking powder,baking soda,powdered sugar and salt.

2. Then add butter/ghee,yogurt,cardamom powder and crumble altogether with hand,then add water and knead into a dough till soft and stops sticking,Cover the dough and keep it aside for 30 minutes.

3. Prepare the sugar syrup by boiling water and sugar till it reaches one string consistency.

4.Take the dough and make small size balls and flatten them. Make a small depression at the center of the flattened dough and deep fry them until golden brown colour.

5. Remove from the oil and soak them in the sugar syrup till the next batch is ready.

6. Now remove the badusha from the sugar syrup and serve this sweet, hot or chilled.

Garnish with almonds,cashews or with saffron strands…

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