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Prep Time
45 Mins
Cook Time

20 Mins

Balushahi - The sweet of religious events. Balushahi is the Asian version of doughnuts. Balushahi too is deep fried dough just like doughnuts, but ofcourse prepared in a different style. The soft and crispy texture of balushahi makes it exceptional.
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  • Fine flour 1, 1/2 cup
  • Eating soda a pinch
  • Silver leaves 2
  • Water 1/2 cup
  • Pistachio 100 gm
  • Tatric acid 1/4 tsp
  • Alum (patkhari) 1/4 tsp
  • Clarified ghee 4 tbsp
  • For Sugar Syrup:
  • Sugar 1 kg
  • Water 1 glass
  • Cardamom, crushed 1/2 tsp
  • Clarified oil as required

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Cooking Directions

  1. In a bowl add fine flour and soda, tatric acid, alum (pitkhari), half cup water and clarified ghee.

  2. Knead well.

  3. Now make small balls of dough.

  4. Make a dent in the center of the dough ball with your thumb.

  5. Fry in oil till golden.

  6. Now prepare sugar syrup with sugar, cardamom and water on medium heat.

  7. Soak the balushahi in sugar syrup for half an hour.

  8. Garnish with silver leaves and pistachio, serve.

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Comments posted by users for Balushahi recipe:

  1. Abid alum wont change the taste its addition is for the texture of balushahi.

    on Sep 13 2014 1:37AM Report Abuse KHANAPAKANA SUPPORT TEAM
  2. Madiha, your queries and questions related to cooking is replied by our cooking experts using their own experience.

    on Sep 12 2014 12:30PM Report Abuse KP SUPPORT TEAM
  3. who is suppose to reply to our questions?

    on Sep 11 2014 11:29PM Report Abuse MADIHA
  4. esky ander tatrek acid and Alum dalne sy Balushahi khatty to nahe ho jaenge?

    on Sep 10 2014 2:35PM Report Abuse ABID

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