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Ruchi Chopra
30 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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Balushahi is a traditional indian sweet mostly prepared during festival or special occasions. Pista, Saffron, Ghee and all the ingredients gives it a taste of richness.

Recipe Tags

  • Egg-free
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Indian
  • Frying
  • Dessert
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. For Balushahi:-
  2. Maida 1cup
  3. Ghee 1/4 cup
  4. Baking soda 1/4 tsp
  5. Dahi 1 tbsp
  6. For sugar syrup:-
  7. sugar 2 cup
  8. Water 1 & 1/4 cup
  9. Pinch of saffron
  10. For frying :-
  11. Ghee as required


  1. Heat a pan put sugar and add water, saffron and add cardamom powder and cook till sugar is mixed and melted, it should be thick but make sure it's not too thick. Once you're satisfied with its consistency keep it aside
  2. In a mixing bowl put 1/4 cup ghee, 1/4 cup of water and dahi and mix well
  3. Now add maida baking soda and mix well and make a dough out of it and apply oil to it and keep it aside for 5-7 minutes
  4. Now roll the dough with a rolling pin and then fold it, repeat this procedure 2 times ( Roll it and fold it)
  5. Now cut it into pieces and take the piece on your palm and make a ball of it and then press it in the center
  6. Now balushahi is ready to be fried
  7. Now take a kadhai put ghee in it and heat it and drop balushahi to fry them, fry them on low flame and flip sides in 3-4 mins and cook till golden and crispy
  8. Now put these balushahi in luke warm sugar syrup that we made earlier for 2-3 mins and then transfer to plate.
  9. Now balushahi is ready, Garnish with Chopped Pista!
  10. Enjoy delicious Balushahi

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