Balushahi(बालूसाही मिठाई)–Tikri-Khurmi Sweet Recipe- Indian Sweet Dish- Badusha Mithai

Ingredients –

  1. All-purpose flour/Maida – 1 cup
  2. Ghee / butter / oil – 2 tbsp for kneading
  3. Vegetable oil for deep frying
  4. Baking powder – ½ tsp.
  5. Few thread of Saffron (kesar) (soaked into warm water)
  6. Sugar – 2cups (as per your taste)
  7. Cardamom powder or whole cardamom – 3-4
  8. Pistachio, almonds, or other dry fruits – for garnishing

Method –

  • Add Maida and baking powder in a bowl and mix it.
  • Add  ghee into the maida and mix it well, it will look like bread crumbs after mixing.
  • Add little bit of water and knead the dough, if required add bit more water and knead.
  • Cover it and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  • Add 2 cups sugar, 1 cup of water and whole cardamom into the pan to make sugar syrup.
  • Add soaked saffron, and cook it until all the sugar dissolves into the water and become little thick (approx. 4-5 minutes).
  • When the syrup is ready, turn off the heat.
  • Check with your fingertip, when you see 1 thread of the sugar syrup between your fingertips, it means sugar syrup is ready.
  • After 15 minutes make small balls from the dough, roll it between your palms and press with your thumb in the middle of it.
  • The edges will be rough so that they get crispy from inside as well. Make the balls with rest of the dough.
  • Heat oil into the pan/khadhai on low heat.
  • Fry Balushahi on low heat, you need lot of patience while frying, if you increase the heat this might remain uncooked from inside.
  • When it starts floating in the oil, flip the balushahi until it turns golden in color. You have to fry this on low heat.
  • Take the fried Balushahi out of the oil.
  • Dip the fried Balushahi, 4-5 at a time into the warm sugar syrup for 10 minutes and transfer to another plate.
  • Balushahi is ready, garnish with grated Pista and serve.

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