Monday, August 3, 2015

Badusha / Balushahi / Glazed mini doughnut

Badusha is a delicious Indian sweet. In the south side it is called as Badusha and in other parts of India it is known as Balushahi. This was one sweet which we never tried ourselves. It is a flour dumpling fried in oil and dipped in sugar syrup. It is not a healthy recipe but definitely a delicious one. It is perfect for the festival season. So grab the recipe and try it.

Prep time: 1 hour 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 1 hour 40 mins

All purpose flour – ½ cup
Baking powder – ¼ tsp
Baking soda – ¼ tsp
Sugar – 1 tsp
Yogurt – 1 tbsp
Ghee / Butter – 3 tbsp
Oil – For frying
Almonds for garnishing
For Sugar Syrup:
Water – ½ cup
Sugar – ½ cup
Cardamom – 2
Saffron – a pinch

1. In a wide bowl, combine all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and sugar. Add yogurt and ghee in to it and mix well. It will form a bread crumbs like texture.
2. Add water little by little and make a soft and non-sticky dough without any cracks. Let the dough sit aside for 1 hour.
3. Make the sugar syrup by combining the sugar and water. Let it boil to a one string consistency.
4. Add cardamom and saffron to this and switch off.
5. Divide the dough into small equal sized balls. Take one ball and flatten it with your palm. Make a dent in the center.
6. Heat the oil for deep frying. When the oil is hot, Switch off the flame and slowly put in the badusha.
7. After few minutes, badusha will raise to the top and the switch on the flame. Fry in medium flame till it turns golden brown color.
8. Dip it in the sugar syrup. Let it stay for 20 to 30 minutes. Take it out and serve it on a plate with some almonds over it.

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