Balushahi or Badusha recipe||step by step video of making balushahi

Balushahi is also known as North India it is known as Balushahi and the same is known as Badusha in South India.

It is easily available all over India.But currently we’re outside India and my elder son Aaryash has a sweet tooth.I really make a lot of sweet for him at home.Not only I like making it for him and my family, bonus is they are healthy too,as they are homemade.

These are crispy from outside and light,succulent from inside.

To me personally its my “GUILTY PLEASURE” ssshhhh…!!! 😁

Type: Sweet,Dessert

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

Cooking time: 20-25 minutes


  • 2.5 cups of sugar
  • 2.5 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1.25 cups of water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 3-4 drops of orange food color
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or clarified butter

For the syrup:

  • In a pan add 2.5 cups sugar and 1.25 cups of water and stir
  • Add 1 tsp lime juice as it prevents crystallization
  • Add 1 tsp cardamom powder and 3-4 drops of orange food color
  • Mix until everything is dissolved and bring it to boil
  • At the point when you drop the syrup from the spatula,the last drop of the syrup falls the slowest then the right consistency is reached
  • Turn off your heat and keep it aside

For the dough:

  • In a bowl add 2.5 cups of all purpose flour
  • Add 1 tsp baking powder and mix
  • Sift it together
  • Add 1/2 cup of melted butter or clarified butter
  • Start kneading
  • Kneading should not be too firm or too soft
  • Just try to put it together
  • We’ve used almost 3/4th cup of water
  • Give it a 30 minutes rest
  • Take out small rounders and flatten it and make a hole in the middle
  • In a deep dish pan add oil
  • Oil should be that much that the doughs should sink
  • The heat should be that much that it will sink at the bottom and slowly float and get cooked as well
  • Fry until golden brown
  • Now take then out and dunk directly to a semi warm sugar syrup for 6-8 minutes
  • Flip halfway after 3-4 minutes
  • Allow them to cool and decorated with some pistachios and silver leaf

We’ve added a step by step video of the recipe👇

Enjoy this sweet after any meal or whenever you feel like “just like that”😉

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