Balushahi – A traditional Indian sweet that is soft and flaky from inside and crispy from outside. Cooking halwai style BALUSHAHI at home is easy. Though this is the first time, I cooked this recipe at home. This is a time consuming recipe. The entire cooking needs 1 hour to more than one hour. The cooking needs you to fry Balushahi batchwise, that too you can’t put many pieces together at a time. Though cooking needs lot of time, it’s worthy. When you will take a bite, your entire fatigue will run away. Have you cooked this yet?
Balushahi – a famous North Indian sweet. You can easily get them at any sweet shop. Now it’s easy to cook this crispy flaky sweet at home.
What is Balushahi
A crispy flaky sweet that are also called as Indian doughnuts, but taste and texture of Balushahi is way different from doughnuts.
Fry Balushahi in low heat, so that it gets cooked from inside, otherwise on cooking in high flame, it gets browned from outside but stays raw inside.
HOW TO COOK BALUSHAHI (STEP BY STEP RECIPE WITH PHOTOS)
Take 1/4 cup ghee and 1/4 curd in a bowl. Whisk it.
Pour the all purpose flour in the same bowl. Add 1/2 tsp baking powder.Start kneading till maida starts crumbling.
Then add warm water and finish kneading.
Make small balls from the balushahi dough. Roll gently and lightly between palms. Then make an indent or depression.
Put refined oil in pan. Heat the oil, then lower the flame. Put the balushahi one by one. Don’t overcrowd the pan. As balushahi tends to become fluffy on frying, keep space in pan. Make a batch of 4-5 Balushahi at a time.
When one side firms up, turn them over. In this way, fry all the balushahi batch after batch. Each batch frying requires 20-25 minutes
Prepare sugar syrup- Add one cup sugar in 1 cup water. Boil them till the consistency of the syrup becomes sticky. Then add the warm Balushahi in the syrup. Rest it in the syrup for 10-15 minutes. Take them out.
RECIPE CARD FOR COOKING BALUSHAHI
Cuisine – Indian
Course – Dessert
Prep time -30 minutes Cooking time -1 hour Total time – 1 hour 30 minutes
AUTHOR – Tina
Ghee -1/4 cup
Curd -1/4 cup
Maida – 2 cup
Baking Powder -1/2 tsp
Sugar -1 cup
Water -1 cup(For syrup)
Warm water for kneading
Refined oil for frying
YIELDS -10 PIECES
HOW TO COOK BALUSHAHI
Take a bowl. Add the ghee, curd and whisk it.
Add flour in the same bowl. Start mixing till maida starts crumbling.
Add warm water and knead the dough. Set it aside after kneading.
Then take balls out of the dough. Roll them gently and lightly between palms. Make an indent or depression in them.
Put refined oil in pan. Put the balushahi one by one. Put 4-5 pieces together at a time.
When one side firms up, turn them over. In this way, fry them batch after batch.
Put sugar and water in a bowl and prepare sugar syrup by boiling it.
Put the warm balushahi one by one in the syrup. Rest them for 15 minutes. Take them out and serve.