Balushahi | How to make Balushahi

By Shashikala Teggi  |  29th Jun 2016  |  
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About Balushahi Recipe

This is a North Indian delicacy, a classic dessert.It is flakey from the outside and soft from inside.

Balushahi is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Balushahi has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Shashikala Teggi is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Balushahi recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Balushahi is 30 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 30 minutes. This is recipe of Balushahi is perfect to serve 10 people. Balushahi is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Balushahi. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Balushahi by commenting on this page below!


Ingredients to make Balushahi

  • Maida/all purpose flour 1 cup
  • salt 1/4 tsp
  • Baking powder 1/4 tsp
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • ghee 1/4 cup
  • Curd/yogurt 1/4 cup
  • Chopped almonds 1tsp
  • For sugar syrup -
  • sugar 1 cup
  • water 1/4 cup
  • cardamom powder 1/4tsp
  • A pinch of saffron

How to make Balushahi

  1. Mix maida, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl.Add ghee and mix nicely with your finger tips.Add yogurt and mix well.If required add little water and knead to make a soft dough. Cover and keep the dough aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Now prepare sugar syrup- Heat sugar, water in a pan. Cook till the syrup reaches a 1 string consistency. Now add cardamom powder and saffron mix well and remove from heat.
  3. Make 10-12 equal sized balls from the dough.Do not smoothen them much.Press in the center with your thumb.
  4. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.When the oil is slightly hot, drop the Balushahis in the oil very gently.Do not heat the oil very much otherwise the balushahi will fry from outside but will remain raw from inside. Fry on very low heat till golden brown.
  5. Remove from heat once done. immediately dip the balushahi in the sugar syrup for 1-2 minutes and remove on a plate and garnish with chopped almonds. You can store balushahi in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Reviews for Balushahi (3)

Hema Latha2 years ago

Add lemon water while boiling the sugar syrup to avoid crystalizing

prema udawat2 years ago

hi Shashikala!easy recipe,,the balushahi's came out well but the sugar syrup kept crystallising please give some tips so next time I can improve :relaxed:

Aman Kaur2 years ago

I will surely try, it's looking yummy....