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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