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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Wheat Badusha Recipe-Balushahi-Easy Diwali Sweets

Traditional Badusha is normally made with all purpose flour but I wanted to try badusha with wheat flour long since but it kept on delaying. Finally I made badushas with wheat flour and was surprised as the badushas were very soft and tasted very good. Just because they were soft and delicious, it has made its appearance here. Today we will learn how to make wheat flour badushas following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Wheat Badusha

Wheat Badusha

Wheat Badusha

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Yields: 9 Wheat Badushas
 Recipe CategoryDessert-Diwali Sweets
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   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.

Wheat Balushahi

Beat together or mix vigorously curd and soda together with your fingers until foamy. Mix at least for 6-10 minutes.

how to make wheat badusha

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.

wheat badusha-easy diwali sweets

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.

sugar syrup for badusha


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.

how to make soft badushas

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.

Wheat Badusha Recipe

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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  1. It looks very tasty and easy to prepare. I am going to definitely try this out.

  2. Nie reipe. Thanks for sharing. There is no Like button, et

    1. Thank you. There are share buttons below.

    2. 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.

  3. 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?

    1. You can use cow's milk or buffalo's milk curd as I have tried in both, but sheep milk I am not sure.

  4. Really super and healthy sweet.... Thank you padhu......

  5. Very useful recipe. Infact all the recipes are very good. Wonderful, Useful and meaningful site.

  6. 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...

  7. 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?

    1. It will be good for 2-3 days at room temperature and for a week in the refrigerator.

  8. Thankyou, nice, successful attempt replacing maida in badhusha..would definitely try.Happy Deepavali!

  9. Hi, thank u so much for this recipe... I was searching for a badusha recipe using wheat flour and here it is๐Ÿ˜ƒ


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