Badusha/Balushahi(oriental doughnut)


This is similar to a doughnut.It’s fried in oil and added to thick sugar syrup.
Well,this time I tried coating it with dessicated coconut.
So now for the recipe.
Ingredients for the dough
200 gm.flour(maida)
1 tsp.sugar
75 gm.ghee/butter
1/4 tsp.baking powder
1/4 tsp.baking soda
4 tblsp yoghurt (you could use sweetened, if you like)
A pinch of salt.
Little milk or water to bind the dough
oil for frying(you could mix oil and ghee,or use olive oil or refined oil)

Method:Sieve the flour with baking soda, salt and baking powder.Mix in the ghee and blend well  to resemble breadcrumbs. Then mix in the rest of the ingredients and bind (the dough should be flaky and not smooth).Cover and set aside for 20 minutes or till you make the syrup.
Make desired size balls,and make an impression in the centre with your finger.Fry on low heat(patience compulsory) on both sides till light brown.(don’t worry if you see little cracks).Pop the fried badushas into the syrup.Syrup should coat all sides. Remove and arrange on a plate.(you will see the sugar drying)
Note:Coat with coconut or nuts of your choice.(optional)
For the syrup
1+1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cardamon powder
a pinch nutmeg powder(you can add this to the dough if you like,without adding to syrup.)
Heat the sugar and water to a 1 string consistency. To avoid crystallisation add a tsp of lime juice.
Wheat flour can be used instead of white flour

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