Today my sweet recipe is with wheat flour.

I have posted recipes of badusha before with white flour,and in addition to that I’m

posting  now with wheat flour.

Badusha/Balushahi(oriental doughnut)-click on for the related badusha post

Now for the recipe..


Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

1 heaped cup wheat flour

1 tblsp.curd

a pinch of salt

1 tsp.sugar

6 tblsp butter+ ghee

For the syrup

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

a dash of lemon juice

1 tsp ghee

1/2 tsp cardamon powder

few nuts for decoration (cashew,almond slivers,pistas )


Mix all the ingredients for the dough except the flour.

Beat till creamy.

Mix in the flour now, and lightly  make a dough (Do not knead )

Cover and set aside for 5-10 minutes.

Make flattened balls (cookie shaped).

Make an impression with your thumb in the centre on each .

Fry on a low flame till golden  on both sides.

Remove and set aside.


Heat the sugar and water till you get a light soft ball stage.(Put a drop of sugar syrup

on a plate,and if it stands firm without flowing it is the correct stage ).

Next add lime juice and cardamon powder and remove from fire.

Add a tsp.of ghee into the sugar syrup,mix  and add the fried badushas.

Swirl the pan to coat all the sides of the sweet.(2-3 minutes is enough)

Remove one by one carefully and decorate with nuts.

Allow to dry and  store.

Variation : You could coat with powdered sugar too.




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