Balushahi / Badusha is a popular Indian sweet. It is a flaky, puffy and round shaped sweet. It is popularly known as Balushahi in North and Badusha in South. Balushahi is crispy from outside and soft and juicy from inside. This sweet is not difficult to make. Balushahi is perfect for any festive occasion.
All purpose flour – 1 cup
Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
Baking Powder – 1/8 tsp
Cold Ghee / clarified butter – 1/4 cup
Cold Curd – 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar – 1 cup
Water- 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
Few strands of saffron
Chopped Pistachios for garnishing
1. In a pan, add water, sugar, cardamom powder and saffron. Over a medium heat, bring it to a boil. Let it boil until syrup is almost to one thread consistency. Keep it aside.
2. In a big mixing bowl, take flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix them very well.
3. Add butter. Mix with your fingers. Mixture should be crumbly. Add curd. Make it into a dough. DO not knead the dough. Cover it with damp cloth for at least 30 mins.
4. Divide the dough into equal parts. Make a balls. Balls should not be very smooth. It should have cracks all around. Make a deep dent in the center of the balushahi balls.
5. Heat the oil in a pan. Place the Balushahi in the frying pan. Fry them over low to medium heat. If it is fried over a high heat, they will not be cooked inside.
6. Take them out on a paper towel and rest it for 1 to 2 minutes.
7. Dip the Balushahi in the syrup. Your syrup should be warm while dipping the Balushahi. Leave it for 1 to 2 minutes and remove them. Don’t leave them in syrup for longer time.
8. Yummy Balushahi / Badusha is ready. Garnish them with chopped pistachios.