Prep Time : 10 mins
Yields: 9 Wheat Badushas
Recipe Category: Dessert-Diwali Sweets
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Wheat flour – 3/4 cup
Cornflour – 1 tbsp
Vanaspati/dalda/thick ghee – 1/4 cup /50 grams
Powdered sugar – 1 tsp
Thick curd – 1 tbsp
Cooking soda – 1/8 tsp
For the sugar syrup
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Water – 1/4 cup
In a wide bowl, mix together, wheat flour, cornflour and thick ghee or dalda.
Mix with your finger tips until the mixture becomes like bread crumbs in texture. Add powdered sugar to it and mix with your finger tips.
Beat together or mix vigorously curd and soda together with your fingers until foamy. Mix at least for 6-10 minutes.
Add the wheat flour mixture to the curd mixture and make a soft dough using very less water (a spoonful at a time). Knead it well and cover it. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
Mix sugar in 1/4 cup of warm water and stir to let the sugar dissolve to some extent. Then switch on the flame/heat and boil the sugar syrup, stirring until you get a sticky consistency. It is known as “pisuku padam” in Tamil. Switch off the syrup.
Now divide the dough equally and make small smooth balls from each piece. There should be no cracks. Then press it slightly and make a dent in the middle.
Heat oil, drop a small bit of dough into the oil, if it raises to the surface immediatly, the oil is hot.
Now reduce the heat to low and fry 3-4 badushas depending on the quantity of oil used. Do not disturb for the first few seconds. Then gently stir, flip it over and cook the badushas until golden brown on both sides.
Once it turns golden brown, remove it with a slotted ladle and drop it into the warm sugar syrup. (sugar syrup should not be very hot).
Let is remain soaked in sugar syrup for 15-20 minutes.
Then remove the badushas from the sugar syrup. Once the sugar syrup dries a little, decorate it with colored coconut or chopped nuts.
Check the traditional Badusha Recipe made using all purpose flour/ maida or click the picture below for the recipe of traditional Badusha.
Enjoy making this easy, soft and delicious wheat badushas for this Diwali. You can also pack these as Diwali gifts for friends and relatives.
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It looks very tasty and easy to prepare. I am going to definitely try this out.
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Even I shall try it as it. With all purpose flour it came good twice but after that when I made it didn't turn out well.
If this comes out well shll text you. I have tried few of ur recipes.
Thank you for sharing such interesting n good recipes.
Super.i love all your recipes.
Wow! These look wonderful! Thank you for posting your recipe. Do you think curds made from sheep milk would work as well as those made from cow's or buffalo's milk?
You can use cow's milk or buffalo's milk curd as I have tried in both, but sheep milk I am not sure.
Really super and healthy sweet…. Thank you padhu……
Very useful recipe. Infact all the recipes are very good. Wonderful, Useful and meaningful site.
Thanks for sharing this ..we like badhusha much but stopped using maida..this is best way to try… as I'm following most of your recipes…
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. One question I have is about shelf life. How long will thus last, if I kept it in a cool dry dark shelf or in the fridge?
It will be good for 2-3 days at room temperature and for a week in the refrigerator.
Thankyou, nice, successful attempt replacing maida in badhusha..would definitely try.Happy Deepavali!
I tried this recipe. The diugh and the syrup looked perfect but when I deep fried the small balls, few of the balls broke into pieces when I tried to flip it to the other side. Do you know what went wrong?
The oil would not have been hot. Once the oil is hot, reduce it to medium and then add. If the oil is not hot, it will disintegrate.
Oh ok. Thank you. Would try it out again and let you know.