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Through this page, we are bringing to you the steps and materials required in the preparation of the delicious Balushahi sweet.

Balushahi

Ingredients :
  • Plain Maida ( flour)
  • Melted and cool Ghee- 3/4 cup
  • Curd - 1/2 cup
  • Soda -1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom powder -1/4 tsp
  • Ghee to deep fry
For Syrup :
  • Sugar- 1 ½ cup
  • Water- ¾ cup
  • A few drops of lemon juice
Method :
  • Mix flour and soda, sieve it together and add cardamom powder, then rub the mixture thoroughly in ghee.
  • Now, add curd to it and mix. Make stiff dough and cover it and keep aside in a cool place for half an hour. After a while, make small round balls around 3" diameter; press the balls to make them flat and then make a depression in the centre (to give it a typical Balushahi shape).
  • Take a thick bottom frying pan and heat the ghee, cool the ghee a bit and then put a few Balushahi patties into the ghee. Fry it at low flame and do not turn the Balushahis till they become pinkish.
  • Repeat the same for all Balushahi pieces.
  • Drain the pieces, cool a bit and then put them into the sugar syrup. Allow to soak for 5 minutes.
  • Remove and keep on a perforated plate to drain excess syrup.
  • Now reheat the remaining syrup till 2-1/2 thread consistency is attained and coat the above portion of Balushahis with this thick syrup.
  • Keep it on mesh to cool and allow the sugar to set. You can, now, decorate it as per your wishes.