Balushahi also is known as Badusha or Badhusha or Makhan Vada.  It is sweet from Uttar Pradesh and in Rajasthan, it is known as Makhan Vada.

Now, a popular Indian dessert, which looks like a glazed doughnut but differs in taste and texture. It is crispy from outside and soft and flaky from inside. A bite of it is an amalgamation of texture and bliss in your mouth.

You can make this dessert during any festivals or celebrations, although it is easily available in any sweet shop in India. A very easy to make dessert and can be stored in an airtight container for 5-6 days at room temperature.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp. curd
  • 6 tbsp. ghee  (clarified butter)
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Dried rose petals ( for garnishing)
  • Pistachios (for garnishing)
Balushahi Recipe
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Balushahi Recipe

Procedure:

  1. In a bowl add all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder, and mix it.
  2. Add ghee and mix it well to get a crumbly texture.
  3. Now, add curd and milk to make a soft dough, making sure that the dough is not too soft.
  4. Cover the dough with a cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  5. In a pan add sugar and water to make the sugar syrup, once the syrup is ready, keep it aside to cool down.
  6. Divide the dough into equal pieces and make lemon size balls.
  7. Into a heavy bottom pan add ghee and heat it and then fry the balushahi in low heat so that they get cooked nicely from inside.
  8. Soak the fried balushahi into the sugar syrup and let it soak the syrup for 5-6 minutes.
  9. Transfer the soaked balushahi in a plate and garnish with chopped pistachios and dry rose petals. Keep aside to let it dry for sometime before serving.