My 300th Post Traditional Badusha Recipe | Balushahi Diwali Sweet Recipe

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Badusha is a easy to make Tasty Diwali sweet recipe which is popular in South India. The same Badusha is known as Balushahi in North India. It is a delicious sweet crisper in the outer layer and juicy in the inner layer. Small balls made of Maida and ghee are flattened and fried in oil and soaked in sugar syrup. Everyone love Badusha for its mild sweetness. It is a traditional sweet served in many marriages and Seemandam functions in South India. Learn how to make this juicy layered Badusha for this Diwali.

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Traditional Badusha Recipe | Balushahi Diwali Sweet Recipe



Ingredients for making Traditional Badusha 

Maida - 4 cups
Butter / Dalda / Ghee - 1 cup
Sugar 1 tbsp.
Curd - 1 cup
Cooking soda - 1 tsp.
Water as required.
Oil for deep frying

For sugar syrup

Sugar - 2 cups
Water - 1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tbsp.
1 pinch Saffron Optional
Rose essence - Few drops

Method for making Traditional Badusha 


1. First step is to melt the butter or dalda and add sugar, curd and cooking soda to it and mix well using your fingers till it becomes frothy. 

2. At this stage add the maida and combine everything together. Add water little by little to make smooth dough without cracks.

3. Knead well for 10 mins to form a soft fluffy badusha dough. Divide them into equal sized balls.

4. Now take a ball and flatten them and make a depression in the middle. Repeat to finish everything and keep covered. 

5. Add sugar and water to a pan. Boil till one string consistency. Switch off stove, add powdered cardamom and rose essence and mix well.

6. Heat oil in a kadai always cook in a low to medium flame now drop the prepared badusha one by one and allow it to cook till you get a golden brown on both sides. It may take 5 to 8 minutes for it to cook.

7. Add to the hot sugar syrup and immerse them till the sugar gets coated well. 

8. Remove them from sugar syrup and wait till the sugary coat dries up.

Delicious Mouth watering Diwali Badusha's are ready to be served.

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