Sunday, July 3, 2016

Badusha- A sweet dish..

I am really sad that the holy month of ramadan is coming to an end and also happy that the joyous occasion of Eid ul Fitr is almost here. Today I am going for an Eid party called as #EidEats a virtual event organised by the wonderful bloggers Sarah Mir of Flour and Spice, Asiya Baig of Chocolate & Chillies and Henna of My Ninja Naan. This is my first party invite and I am really excited to do special eid post of a dessert which is my all time favorite too.



Badusha is a sweet which is made out of maida, a generous amount of butter and curd made into a dough and deep fried and then dipped in hot sugar syrup just to get the sweetness. This is one of my childhood favorites. Always I used to buy it from sweet shops to calm my cravings for sweet. As We are from Kerala, my mom prepared all Kerala dishes which we demanded, but not these type of sweets. Making badusha was a dream to me. And atlast I tried my hand on this delicious dessert and it came out almost perfect.


A lovely sweet which can be made on any festive occasion. I tried the swirls and was really happy with the outcome.
Ingredients:
  1. Maida/ all Purpose flour- 1 Cup
  2. Butter+ Water- ¼ Cup
  3. Sugar- 1 tbsp
  4. Baking Soda- 1 pint
  5. Curd- 1 tbsp
  6. Water- ¼ cup
  7. Oil- deep frying
  8. For Sugar Syrup
  9. Sugar- ½ Cup
  10. Water- ¼ Cup
  11. Lemon Juice- 1 tsp
  12. Cardamom powder- 1 tsp
Method:

  1. Melt the butter, oil mixture. Add sugar, baking soda, curd to this and whisk well till everything is well incorporated.
  2. Take maida in a wide bowl, add the above made butter mixture. Mix till it looks crumbly. Add water little by little and make a dough. Just use enough water.
  3. Make it into a smooth dough with any cracks. For this knead the dough well for about 5- 10 minutes and divide them into small round balls.
  4. Take a ball, pinch the edges fold it inwards to make a decorative swirl, or you can just press the middle of the round ball, like a doughnut.
  5. Make sure the dough is soft and smooth without any cracks or else while frying the crack will open up big.
  6. Repeat shaping the remaining balls and keep it covered.
  7. Meanwhile for the sugar syrup, add sugar and water, bring to a boil till one string consistency, add cardamom powder and lastly add the lemon juice.
  8. Heat oil for deep frying and fry the prepared and shaped dough balls in hot oil. When they turn golden brown in colour remove from oil onto a paper towel.
  9. Immediately add this to the hot sugar syrup, dip well on both the sides, immerse it for about 1 minute and transfer to a greased tray.
  10. Once the badushas become non sticky and store in an airtight container.



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