BALUSHAHI, the sweet of religious events. It is a traditional dessert in northern Indian cuisine made especially during festivals and fasting. A similar pastry is known as Badushah in South India. Its a deep-fried dough which dipped in sugar syrup and garnish with almonds..soft and crispy texture makes it exceptional :))
2 cups Refined flour (Maida)
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
5 tsp Ghee (for adding in maida to make dough)
A pinch of Salt
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
1/4 cup Boiled Milk
Oil / Ghee for deep frying
For Sugar Syrup :-
1 1/2 cup Sugar
1 cup Water
A few drops of rose water
2 nos. crushed Green Cardamom
- Mix maida, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add ghee and rub it with the flour. Then add boiled milk and mix weel. If needed add a little water to make a soft dough. Cover it and keep aside for 20 mins. Divide the dough into equal size in small balls and flatten it slightly and make a thumb impression in the centre.
- Prepare a thick sugar syrup, add rose water and crushed cardamoms when it cools.
- Now heat oil or ghee in a deep pan or kadhai. Deep fry the balls in low heat until it turn browns in colour. Drain the excess oil and drop it into the sugar syrup for 20 mins. Take out the balls from syrup and garnish with fried almonds cut into thin slices. Serve and enjoy the sweet "Balushahi".
NOTE : You can store it for 15-20 days in a air tight container.