Balushahi recipe (badusha) – Recipes Plaza

Balushahi is an authentic culinary delight, which happens to be an inseparable part of festivals and occasions in India. These sweet treats are crispy on the outside, moist, tender, and flaky on the inside.

Deep-fried dough discs known as balushahis are delectably crispy and then immersed in a sugar syrup after cooling. Even though making sweet and texture-rich balushahis takes time, the joy you experience after taking the first mouthful is definitely worth it. Make sure to fry them at a moderate temperature so they will cook completely.

this delicious sweet is a symbol of joy and festivity. Prepared with desi ghee, Balushahi might be rich in calories, but the taste is just mind-blowing.

This delicious recipe for holidays and other occasions will impress your family and friends.


  • 500 grams of Flour(maida)
  • 150 grams Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 500 grams Sugar
  • 60 grams Curd
  •  4-5 Pistachios finely chopped


Prepare the dough

  1. Here are a few quick instructions for making tasty Balushahi at home. Take a bowl, and add some all-purpose flour, baking soda, and 150-gram ghee to make this dessert.
  2. Mix and combine everything to form a soft dough. Do not knead. Just mix and bring everything together into a dough.

Make small balls

  1. Take small dough balls and roll them into bite-sized balls once the dough is finished.
  2. Do not knead heavily or if required then knead very lightly.
  3. For 30 min, the dough should be covered with a moist cloth to rest.
  4. Take small dough balls and roll them into bite-sized balls once the dough is finished.
  5. Create smooth balls out of the dough by dividing them into ten equal pieces.
  6. Don’t overwork the dough, please. With your thumb, make a small ding in the center of the ball. Be sure to cover the balls.

Deep fry the dough balls

  1. You can start heating oil in a Kadai or pan over a medium flame before frying balushahi.
  2. Utilize a Kadai with side handles. Balushahi can alternatively be fried in ghee rather than oil.
  3. Gently slide in the prepared dough balls, two to three at a time, and deep-fry on low heat
  4. Gradually the balushahi will start floating to the top. Turn gently and fry the other side till golden
  5. . Drain on absorbent paper after removing it with a slotted spoon.

Prepare the sugar syrup

  1. Add 25 grams of water to 500 grams of sugar and make Chashni with 1 thread.
  2.  If there are impurities in the sugar syrup, then add 1 tablespoon of milk. Remove the scum that forms at the top.
  3.  1 teaspoon of cardamom powder should be added once all the sugar has dissolved.
  4.  Turn off the gas and put the Balushahi in it.
  5. After soaking Balushahi’s for 4-5 minutes take them out one by one using tongs and keep them on a plate.
  6. Cool them off so that the Chashni coated on the Balushahi dries up.
  7.  Decorate with the pistachios.
  8. Serve it with some snacks and tea.


  1. To make your Balushahi yummy, you can add some crushed nuts to the dough.
  2. If you want to make it less sweet you can reduce the quantity of sugar.
  3. To make the Balushahi more delicious you can garnish it with crushed almonds and pistachios.
  4.  Make sure the syrup is warm when you add the air-fried Balushahi’s to it


Calories 93kcal
Fat 3g
Carbohydrates 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium 13mg


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