Monday, 19 February 2018

Badusha - Badusahi

    It's been a while since I posted. The last time I posted, the trees where still green and the sky was blue, now the trees are barren and the sky is mostly grey. They do look lovely when they are covered with snow. I still remember the first time when I woke up to a white morning with everything covered with snow. Everything from the street lamps to the slated roofs where covered with a beautiful white layer. It felt like God had perfectly Iced everything with the whitest Buttercream Icing. That's how it looks, perfect, serene and pure when you look at it from inside your warm home. I remember telling a friend in India that it had snowed and her first question was 'How does it taste?! '. I would've given anything to just touch snow when I was back in India and now I would give anything to bask for a few minutes in the warm rays of the sun. Grass is always greener on the other side isn't it? Guess snow is beautiful as long as you don't have to shovel it out of the pavement, or scrape the persistent layer of frost on your car's windshield with your cold numb hands or push a pram through it with a child trying to get out of the pram to play in the snow. Well Grass is greener on the other side because it's not real :) Pessimism aside nothing beats the serene white glow of snow !
    I always have a countdown running in my head each winter, where I count the 90 days it takes for spring to start. It's beautiful to watch the green landscape take over the grey one. 'Silver White winters that melt into spring' is definitely one of my favourite things too:)
    I thought I'll start this year of posting on a sweet note. This is one real easy sweet to make. I always assumed that it would be hard to make and wasn't a big fan of it as I sort of felt that the store bought ones were a tad too sweet and sticky. Though surprisingly it tastes a lot better when u make it  at home and keep an eye on the amount of time you let it soak in the sugar syrup. So off to the recipe !

You'll Need:
Makes 10 - 12
All Purpose flour/Maida - 125 g / 1 cup
Curd - 50 g / 3 - 4 tbsp
Baking Powder - a pinch
Baking Soda - 2 pinches
Butter(melted) - 3 - 4 tbsp/ 50 g
Sugar - 125 g - 1/2 - 3/4 cup
Water as needed
Oil to deep fry
Rose essence -  a few drops

Sugar Syrup: In a bowl mix the sugar with about 1/2 -cup water(the water should fully cover the sugar) and let it boil on medium heat for 4 - 7 minutes. Take it off the stove and add the essence and mix well.
For Badusha:
-In a bowl sieve the Flour , baking powder and baking soda.
-Add the melted butter and with your finger tips mix and crumble it.
-Add the curd and mix well , the dough will  be slightly sticky. Let it sit aside for 10 - 20 minutes.
Make sure you don't knead the dough a lot, just knead until it holds together. It will not be smooth.
-After 20 minutes , make about 10 - 12 balls out of the dough. Slightly flatten each ball. They will not be smooth.
-Heat oil in a shallow pan. The oil shouldn't be very hot. When you drop a small amount of dough in the oil it shouldn't immediate float to the top.
-Fry each ball until they are golden brown, flipping them over in between.
-Remove from the oil with slotted ladles and drop them in the sugar syrup.
-Let them sit for 30 seconds on one side and 30 seconds on the other side. Remove them. The amount of soaking time depends on how sweet you like it. Done !

Thanks for stopping by ! Have a beautiful day !


  1. I love a well made badusha... such a crunchy sweet with that sugar syrup dripping... hope all is well... :)

  2. I don't mind experiencing snow, but I don't want to say in country where it snows. Not for me. I most probably have to say rip to myself sooner or later. Badusha is really tempting. Not a fan of sweet stuffs, but I must hail the effort to it.

  3. Good post. I'm dealing with some of these issues as well..

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