Friday, 17 October 2014



Balushahi is a traditional Indian sweet which is a favourite for this festive season.  It’s usually made for the weddings in India and also on special occasions.

The main ingredients of this dessert are all purpose flour, ghee, yogurt, sugar syrup. It crispy from outside, soft and flaky from inside.

It is very easy to make and can be kept a few days in an air tight container so you can make it in advance of the celebrations.




2 cup refined flour (maida)
1/4 tsp baking soda
6 tbsp yogurt
1 tbsp ghee
5-6 almond chopped
5-6 pistachio chopped
Water as required
Ghee/oil for frying

For sugar syrup:

2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/4 tsp cardamom powder


1. Sieve flour and baking soda in a large bowl, then slowly start adding ghee.
     Mix well till it resembles bread crumbs. 

2. Add beaten curd, water and make a soft dough.

3. In a pan add sugar and water stirring occasionally, till the sugar dissolves. Boil till
    it reaches one-string consistency.

4. Now take dough and make small round-shaped balls also make a hole  in center
    of the ball. 

5. Heat ghee/oil in a pan on medium heat. Gently slide in dough balls, only 2-3 at a
    time, deep fry on low heat till golden brown from both sides.

6. Remove and drain balushahi on absorbent paper. Now add these fried balls to
    sugar syrup keep it for 2-3 hours.

7. Now remove the balushahi on a plate and garnish with chopped pistachio
    & almond.

8. Delicious balushahi is ready to serve for this Diwali.



1. Balushahi must be fried on very low heat otherwise it will remain uncooked
    from inside.

2.  It has to be soaked in sugar syrup for a longer period.

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  3. looks delicious... thanks for the recipe...