Balu Shahi / Badusha

No meal is said to be concluded without treating the sweet tooth. Here is one such delicious dessert to tickle your taste buds. Balu Shahi or Badusha is mostly served in weddings and big occasions. So i was always under the impression that it can only be prepared by trained cooks (halwai) .

But here i am with this mouthwatering dessert dished out from my kitchen !
Believe me it is very easy to make and the taste takes you back to those sweet memories

Ingredients :

All purpose flour / Maida - 2 Cups
Ghee or butter - 4 to 5 sp
Curd - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 2 cups
Baking powder - 1/4 sp
Cooking soda - a pinch
Oil for frying

Procedure :

1. Take maida in a mixing bowl. Add baking powder and cooking soda. You can even sieve them together to that they get mixed evenly. Add ghee and mix well

2. Now add curd to the mixture. Do not knead into a dough but just mix it. It should be something like this. Do not get tempted and add more ghee or curd to make into a soft dough

3. Let it rest for 20 min. covered. In the meanwhile we will prepare the sugar syrup. Take sugar, add little bit of water and bring it to a one string consistency. Add 1 spoon of lemon juice at the end (this will prevent the sugar syrup from solidifying after cooling )

4. Now take a lemon size dough and make it into a round shape and press it. Make a dent at the center. Let the edges be rough and not a smooth one. What it does is, when we put them into the sugar syrup, the syrup gets absorbed properly. Keep them ready on a tray

5. Now fry them in medium hot oil( not too hot oil, them may break) so that it gets cooked properly inside. Fry until you get nice brown color. They get puffed up. If the dough is perfect, they become double in size after frying

6. Now its time to put them into the sugar syrup

7. Take them out once the sugar syrup is absorbed nicely. Mouthwatering Badusha is ready!!


Nirmalatm said...

This is one of the sweets I love to eat and as u mentioned I have only eaten them at wedding ceremonies. I will definitely try this.Mouth watering [:)]

vrushu said...

nangu bekuuuuuu...........

nivedita said...

Hi Niveditha
I love badusha. Never tried at home.
Thanks for the recipe.
And I edited my filter coffee with lines below the photos.

niveditha said...

Thanks everybody .
@Nirmala- Try it and let me know how it came out
@Vrushu- Shall i send you a boxfull?
@Nivedita- Thanks for those photo captions and let me know about Badusha after trying :)

Jnaneshwara said...

Nive , Can we expect this sweet in this visit only !:-)?

LG said...

You have done it very well Nivedita. This is my fav sweet too. Looks yummy.

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