Badusha is a traditional Indian sweet made of maida. There are many layers inside and is soft and is coated with crystallized sugar outside. Badushas are usually prepared during Diwali. Tasty badushas can be prepared at home with this simple recipe. So, surprise your family and guests this Diwali, with homemade badushas.

Prep time: 25 min

Cook time: 15 min

Serves: 2-3


  • 1 cup maida
  • 3 tsp pure ghee
  • ½ cup khoya
  • A pinch of soda-bi-carbonate
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Few strands of saffron
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • Oil for deep-frying


Take maida, ghee, khova, soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Knead the dough with water to the consistency of chapathi dough.

Prepare thick syrup of string consistency by heating sugar and some water. Add saffron and cardamom powder to the syrup.  Heat oil for deep-frying in a kadai.

Make small balls with the dough and flatten them with a rolling pin. Fold and roll again. Repeat this twice. Then make rounds and flatten with your palm slightly.

Fry in hot oil over a low flame till golden brown. Dip these in cool sugar syrup immediately after remove from the oil. Soak in syrup for about 15 minutes.

Remove and serve hot or cold.

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