Monday, March 7, 2011


  • 1 1/2 cup All purpose flour (maida)
  • 1/4 cup Melted butter
  • 1/8 cup Oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Yogurt
  • 2 pinch Baking soda
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamon powder
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Saffron (optional)

  1. Take a bowl, add melted butter, yogurt, oil and soda. Whist them well until smooth.
  2. Now add sieved maida in to it.
  3. Mix well. A crumbled dough is formed.
  4. Now add water and keep kneading, the dough will be sticky intially, keep kneading for 5-10 minutes.
  5. A very soft dough is formed. Cover it and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Now divide it into equal small balls.
  7. Take a ball and pinch on the sides and keep folding to make a design.
  8. Repeat this process with all the remaining balls.
  9. Now take a sauce pan, add sugar and pour water just to cover the sugar.
  10. Boil it until one string consistency is formed.
  11. Add cardamon powder, saffron and lemon juice to the sugar syrup.
  12. Mix well and reduce the flame to low.
  13. Now heat pan with oil for deep frying.
  14. The flame should be low to medium.
  15. Check by adding a small ball of dough. It should raise immediately.
  16. Now add the designed balls and cook in low flame.
  17. Once the balls float on top, fry the other side.
  18. When nice golden color is formed, remove and place on paper towels.
  19. Now immediately add the fried badhushas to the hot sugar syrup.
  20. Allow for 2 minutes in the syrup, remove and place on a plate.
  21. Decorate with grated pistachios, shredded coconut and saffron.
  22. When the Badhusha is cooled, the sweet is ready to eat.

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