Badusha/Balushahi – Diwali Sweet

Balushahi Recipe

Badusha/Balushahi - Diwali Sweet

Badusha or balushahi are soft, flaky deep-fried pastries dipped in a sticky cardamom, saffron & rose flavored syrup. Celebrate Diwali (Indian festival of lights) with this delicious homemade Indian sweet!


For the dough,
All-purpose flour – 1½ cups
Salt – ½ tsp
Baking soda – ½ tsp
Butter – 1½ tbsp, cold
Yogurt – 4 tbsp
Cold water – as needed
Oil – for deep-frying

For the syrup,
Sugar – 1½ cups
Water – ½ cup
Saffron – a generous pinch
Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
Rose water – ½ tsp
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Slivered almonds – 1 tbsp, for garnish
Dried rose petals – 1 tbsp, for garnish


Find detailed recipe method in the link given below.

Full recipe: Badusha/Balushahi – Diwali Sweet

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