badusha recipe, easy delicious Diwali sweet

Badusha Recipe

Badusha Recipe yeilds crispy outer and soft inside delicious sweet which just melts in your mouth. Perfect for diwali celebration and party. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20 pieces
Calories 363kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar



  • 2 Cups cooking oil / Ghee for Frying
  • 1 pinch Saffron for Decorating
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Almonds for Decorating

Ingredients For Dough:

  • 2 ½ Cup All purpose flour / maida
  • 2/3 Cup Ghee / unsalted butter
  • ¼ Cup Yogurt / curd
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda

Ingredients for Syrup:

  • 2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Cup Water
  • ½ tsp Lime Juice


  • Mix the ingredients for dough from the above list with enough water.
  • Cover it with wet cloth and keep it aside for roughly about 1 hour.
  • Divide them into 20 equal sized balls. 
  • Gently pat these balls in between the palms. 
  • For frills-pinch a little on the edges and fold it.
  • Repeat pinch and fold to the entire round.
  • Do the same for remaining balls. Set aside.
  • Make sugar syrup with 'one string consistency'. Add lemon juice at the end to avoid crystallization.
  • Meanwhile, In a medium flame heat sufficient oil in deep pan.
  • Add it one after the other. Fry them in small batches.
  • Fry badusha until becomes golden brown evenly.
  • Then, gently soak each batch of fried Badusha in the sugar syrup for roughly about 4 min. 
  • Remove it and complete this process for the remaining batches as well.
  • Arrange entire badusha in a tray and sprinkle saffron / badhams.
  • Store these delicious badusha in airtight container.


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg