Balushahi Recipe | बालुशाही

Prep time
10 min
Cooking time
30 min
Cousine / Course


  • मैदा / White flour -2 cups
  • मीठ / नमक / Salt – a pinch
  • बेिकंग पावडर / Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • तूप / घी / Ghee – 1/4 cup
  • साखर / शक्कर / Sugar – 2 cups
  • पाणी / पानी / Water – 1 cup
  • वेलदोडा / इलायची / Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Red color – a pinch
  • िलम्बू / नींबू / Lime juice – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil for frying


  1. In bowl take while four, add salt, baking powder, mix well
  2. Add ghee mix well
  3. Add little water a time and make medium soft dough, cover and set aside for 20-30 min
  4. Now a pan, add sugar, add water, mix well to dissolve sugar completely
  5. Cook till mixture turns single string consistency, turn off heat
  6. Add cardamom powder, and a pinch red color, mix well
  7. Add lime juice, mix well, set aside the syrup
  8. Divide dough in lemon side pieces, roll the piece round, make a hole, repeat for remaining pieces.
  9. Heat oil on low heat, drop. Balushahi to oil, fry till golden, turn occasionally.
  10. Drop fried Balushahi to sugar syrup, soak for 2-3 min on each side
  11. Strain Balushahi from sugar syrup, and let it cool down
  12. Garnish with chopped nuts and silver varak
  13. Enjoy yummy Balushahi


  1. Fry on low heat to get it done from inside
  2. Adding lemon juice to syrup avoids sugar crystalisation
  3. Store in cool dry container for 2-3 days
  4. Garnish with nuts before serving


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