Balushahi / Badushah/ Makkan peda !!!

Badushahi is a traditional dessert of Indian Cuisine..while the ingredients & outlook are similar to a glazed donut but taste & texture are totally different...
 There are so many ways to make this and many more names to call this dessert matter how u make or call ,the taste is to go flat for ,The flaky & sugary exteriors , soft & succulent interiors make this a fabulous treat for any special occasion or festivals !!!

             Ingredients :             
 For the Donut / Peda :          yield : 18 to 20 .
  • 3 cups All purpose flour / Maida
  • 100 gms Butter ( softened at room temperature )
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • A pinch of Baking soda 
  • Water as needed 
                          For sugar syrup :
  •  3 cups sugar
  •  1 cup water 
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder or a pinch of saffron...
  • Oil for deep frying..
                                     Method : 

  • Sift the all purpose flour , baking powder and baking soda together n take it out to wide bowl..

  • Add the softened butter to the flour mixture & mix until well incorporated resulting in crumbly texture...
  • Now start kneading the dough by adding water little by little..
  • The dough has to stiff n tight..
  • Cover it with a lid n set aside until use..
  • In another wide bowl add sugar n water & bring this to a boil until one string consistency...
  • Now turn off the heat , add saffron or cardamom powder n stir ...n set this aside as well ..
  • Coming back to the dough now...make small dough balls ..(i could make around 18 ) flatten a bit n make dents in the centre...
  • Meanwhile start heating oil in a pan for deep frying , on medium heat..
  • Once all the balls are rolled n ready, start deep frying on low to medium heat..fry three to four at a time not over crowd as the temperature of oil falls down doing so...
  • Always keep heat controlled ..never fry on high ..
  • Frying on low to medium heat ensures that they are fried perfectly resulting in flaky texture or else they will not puff up n remain small..
  • Once they turn golden on both sides remove draining the excess oil and add them to sugar syrup ..
  • Now repeat the same until all are fried ..
  • Let them sit in sugar syrup atleast for 2 hours so that it soaks up the syrup ..
Now the Badushah / Balushahi / Makkan peda is ready to served n enjoyed...

Made this yummy dessert on the occasion of My son's Birthday as its one of his favorites...
                 Simple efforts make our occasions even more special u too go ahead n make urs special too !!!


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