Here I am..again remembering my blog . Happy Diwali to all!
Diwali- The only time in the year I am motivated to cook sweets. It just happened that in my family all are spice lovers and none got a sweet tooth except for those chocolates.
I remembered that the year before I was in a crunch of time to do a sweet for Diwali. I did say to myself , anything is impossible if we think of it ahead of time. So, I did do my analysis, gathered recipes, shortlisted them and picked up my fave- Badushah/Balusahi
This is a recipe from our family friend -who is an excellent cook herself and an expertise in using locale items in traditional cooking. Yes you guessed it right- This is like my Kala Jamoon which also uses pancake mix.
All purpose flour/ Maida – 3 cups
Bisquik pancake mix- 1 cup
Butter – 4 tbsp (1/2 stick)
Milk – to knead
For the syrup:
Sugar – 4.5 cups
Water – 2 cups
Food color- optional – 1 pinch
Lime juice- 1 tsp
Mix the flours and butter till the butter is well incorporated. Sprinkle milk (Can use yogurt as well- I have had used both) and knead it like a roti dough. Let it rest for three hours.
Make the syrup till 1 string consistency. Add food color at the end and squeeze lime juice to avoid crystallization. Let the syrup cool down.
Make small similar sized balls out of the dough , place them between the palms, twist and make it a disc. Press a thumb in the middle .
Fry these discs at medium heat just like we fry gulab jamuns.
Drain , place in the syrup for three minutes and remove and line them up on a plate/cookie sheet. While they are hot , garnish the top with flakes of coconut/pistachios/saffron to your liking.
Enjoy eating and sharing the badushas