Balushahi / Badushah/ Makkan peda | How to make Balushahi / Badushah/ Makkan peda

By Swapna Sunil  |  10th May 2016  |  
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About Balushahi / Badushah/ Makkan peda Recipe

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 !!!

Balushahi / Badushah/ Makkan peda

Ingredients to make Balushahi / Badushah/ Makkan peda

  •  For the Donut / Peda : yield : 18 to 20
  • 3 cups all purpose flour / Maida
  • 100 gms butter ( softened at room temperature not melted )
  • 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..

How to make Balushahi / Badushah/ Makkan peda

  1. 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.
  2. Now start kneading the dough by adding water little by little.. The dough has to be stiff and tight.Cover it with a lid and set aside until use.
  3. 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 and set this aside as well.
  4. Coming back to the dough now make small dough balls ..(i could make around 18 ) flatten a bit and make dents in the centre. Meanwhile start heating oil in a pan for deep frying, on medium heat.
  5. Once all the balls are rolled and ready, start deep frying on low to medium heat, fry three to four at a time.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 !!!

Reviews for Balushahi / Badushah/ Makkan peda (4)

Karmjit Bhatia2 years ago

at festival season we bought it from mrkt..its very simple and easy recipe i must try this....swapna ji can we use food color in it....

Nirupa Duddoo2 years ago

thanks I will try

Divya 2 years ago

hi Swapna I have become a fan of ur cooking.good going!

Evelyn Shilpa3 years ago

Amazing! I never thought balushahi could be made at home, thanks for sharing this :)