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.
Ingredients:Maida / All purpose flour - 2 cup
butter - 100 gm
cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
baking soda, baking powder - a pinch 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
Method:Whisk the butter or dalda with baking soda and baking powder till it blends well and slightly frothy.
(Don't use more baking soda / powder, just a pinch is more than enough).
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 little by little to get a loose chapathi dough.
Knead it for nearly 10 minutes. Now if we press the dough ball , it will spring back.
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. It will try to raise. But keep it pressing. This is the shape of badusha.
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.
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|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!