Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Happy Valentine's day to all my readers, friends and family!

Here is a sweet to celebrate the Valentine's day. I made it for my hubby as a home made gift, as it is one of his most favorite sweets. It came out very well just like the store bought. 

Recipe Source - An article called 'Kalyana Virundhu 64' by Mr.Subham Ganesan in Mangayar malar magazine, Feb 2012 edition.

Maida / All purpose flour - 2 cup
curd - 1/4 cup 
butter - 100 gm (1/2 cup)
cardamom powder - 1 tsp
baking soda, baking powder - 1/2 tsp each.
sugar - 2 cup
water - 1 1/2 cup
oil - 250 ml (to deep fry)
rose essence - 2 drops

To garnish:
coconut flakes or almond or saffron.
lime - 1/8 of a fruit

Whisk the butter or dalda with baking soda and baking powder , curd till it blends well and slightly frothy.
(Don't use more baking soda / powder).
Sprinkle the maida  little by little and mix well. The maida will look like crumbs now.
(I add 2 drops of rose essence in the dough or sugar syrup to get more flavor).
Add cool water (few tbsp ) little by little to get a loose chapathi dough.
Knead it like a kiddish crumbs dough. It should not be like firm chapati dough. Let it rest for 20 mins.

Divide it into 18 small balls. Flatten it to a 1/4 inch thick, 3 inch diameter discs. Make a slight indent with the thumb.   This is the shape of badusha. Make all of them and keep aside.

Heat the oil and test fry one disc. Keep the heat in low and fry it till all the bubbles stop. It may take nearly 5 minutes. take it out and check if it is almost cooked till the center. If broken, it should look flaky. It may be very slightly soft in the center, but it will taste fine after soaking in syrup. This is the perfectly fried badusha.

Just like that prepare 5 badushas at a time and fry them as told.

In the same time prepare the sugar syrup. Heat the water and sugar together to get a one thread syrup. It should be sticky to touch and should not crystallize. Squeeze the lime over it to prevent crystallization. Switch off!

Put the fried hot badhusha in to the sugar syrup and let it soak for 10 minutes. Take out and place in a tray. After soaking and arranging all the badushas, pour the excess sugar syrup over it (optional).
Decorate with colored coconut flakes or almond slivers.

Badusha is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Makes nearly 750 gms of badusha (18 - 20 small pieces).
Serve as snack / dessert.
Great for home made gifts.

St.Valentine's day:
In USA, the St.Valentine's day is celebrated to express the love and affection towards our family, friends, pets, society and especially for the our spouse or sweet heart. Click to read more. St.Valentine was a Christian saint who was said to have helped the lovers getting married.Red color dress was the code word for those wishing to get married and St.Valentine took great steps to unite those lovers in holy matrimony. Red rose and red colored objects are popular during this season. The second Sunday of February is celebrated as World Marriage day in Churches. Celebrating the sacrament of marriage, importance of love, understanding between couples are emphasized by the church on these days.
I made this boonthi for hubby...homemade Valentines day gift. Chocolates from him:)

Hairclips and scented candles from hubby dear.

Gifts from Xav. Happy Valentines day always!


Aarthi said...

This looks delicious.Thanks for posting it Dear..


Santosh Bangar said...

wow so tempting looking yummy

hotpotcooking said...

WOW!!! Looks sooooooooooo nice. Delicious badusha

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Happy Valentines day...
Badusha looks very yummy and perfect..

www.mahaslovelyhome.com said...

omg......simply superb......u made pefectly viki.just mouth waterring.......i love sweets..

Dharma said...

Feliz dia de San Valentin con esta exquisita receta.

Sobha Shyam said...

very yummy sweet, my husband's fav..Happy Valentines Day dear..

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divya said...

Happy Valentine's day..these badusha look gorgeous..

Sravs said...

Happy Valentine Day dear !! very wonderful badhusha !! perfectly done !!
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Torviewtoronto said...

badusha looks wonderful

Aruna Manikandan said...

Badusha looks very perfect and delicious :)
Happy valentine's day...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wonderful badusha...

Neetz said...

beautiful!! definitely looks tasty too :)

Hema said...

The badushas look very perfectly done, very nice, love to follow U..

Cham said...

I adore badusha - love the full box filled with goodness!

Chitra said...

i TOO MAKE THE SAME WAY. Mouthwatering clicks. Iam planning to post this for a long time.donno when ;) Urs is too tempting :)

Anonymous said...

This is my hubby's favourite as well but mine doesn't turn out as yummy as yours.

Teena said...

Feel like grabbing one! Perfectly done Viki! Thanks for sharing :)

Chutneytales said...

Hi Viki, how are you? Was looking for a perfect badusha recipe...and I got it now :) Your badushas look great--just the way I want. Will try soon and let u know how it turned out. Thanks!

Vikis Kitchen said...

Madhu: Try this Madhu. I am sure it will come out good. FYI: Fry them in very low flame, it may take more time, but it is the only way to cook the whole badusha. Thanks!