Diwali is one of the most important festival of Hindus. It IS celebrated every autmn i
n the northern hemisphere. One of the most popular festival Diwali symbolises the spiritual “Victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.”
It is a festival of lights and fire work. Every one starts making arrangement earlier before Diwali. At night the people illuminate their houses, walls and terrace with earthen pots. The glitterring light in the darkness of night present a bewitching spectacle. The scene of lights and illumination is very enchanting. In the day diya and lighting, Lakshmi Puja is performed at the night during Diwali. It become symbol of unity.
Many legends are associated with this festival. It marks the victory of Ram over Ravana.
New clothes are purchased, houses are cleaned and decorated with lights and flowers. People invite their nearest and dearest ones.
On this festival sweet are made and distributes among friends and relatives. One of the sweet is I am sharing here.
Balushai (badusha) is a traditional dessert from the Indian sub continent cuisine. Badusha is a famous DIWALI SWEET made from flour and sugar.
Total cooking time – 45 minutes
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup ghee
1/4 cup curd
Oil for frying
Add flour in a large bowl and also add 1/2 tsp sugar and 1/2 tsp baking powder combine together, Now add 1/4 cup ghee and crumble the mixture
Then add 1/4 cup curd and combine well.
To make dough with 1/4 cup of water, do not knead.
Cover with moist cloth and rest for 15 minutes
After 15 minutes knead the dough slightly
Pinch a small ball sized dough and make ball and dent at the centre with the help of thumb
Deep fry in medium hot oil on low flame lift the balls turn into golden brown and crisp. Do not crouded the oil as badusha will puff slightly so the place needed.
After one minute badusha will start to float. Stir occasionally and fry both sides till the balls drop comes to golden brown and crisp
Drain the badusha on kitchen towel to remove the excess oil
Drop them into warm sugar syrup and coat both sides of badush soak to five minutes or according to the need of sweet.
METHOD FOR MAKING SUGAR SYRUP
- In a large pan prepare one cup of sugar in 1/2 cup of water.
- Add three cardamom or few thread of saffron or six drop vanila mix well and boil five minutes to till sugar syrup turn slightly sticky. If you need more sweet badusha then get to string consistency sugar syrup.