Maida /All purpose flour – 1/4 kg (250grams)
Ghee – 50 grams
Vanaspati /Dalda – 100 grams
Cooking soda – 1/4 tsp
For the sugar syrup
Sugar -3/4 kg
Water -2 cups
Milk – 4 tbsp
Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
Edible camphor /pachai karpram – a pinch
Seive maida and keep it aside.
First mix dalda, cooking soda and ghee nicely / vigorously for 10 minutes.(pic 1 and 2).Do it in the same direction.
Let it sit for 15 minutes .
After that divide the dough into equal lemon sized balls, flatten it a little and make a depression with your thumb in the middle. (see picture 5)
Meantime let us make the sugar syrup-
Take a pan, add water and sugar and bring it to boil. Add milk and boil for a few more seconds. The impurities (if any) in sugar will come to the surface. Remove it with a ladle.
Then boil sugar syrup till it reaches one string consistency. Add cardamom powder and pachai karpuram.
Then drop them in the sugar syrup and let is sit for 6-7 minutes. (pic -8)
Then remove it from the syrup and place it in a plate. Let the sugar syrup dry. (pic-9)
If needed, garnish with grated coconut and cashew nuts on top while serving.
(I simply added yellow food color to the grated coconut and garnished just to show you)
To know what is one string consistency, refer my Boondi laddu recipe.
If the dough gets too soft, do not panic, just add more flour to set it right.This will stay fresh for a week .You can store it in an air tight container.
Enjoy this Diwali by preparing this yummy and delicious Badusha.
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Meet you all again with more interesting recipes and tips, till then stay tuned.