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by Aparna Anurag Updated February 7,2014


Balushahi is a traditional dessert in northern Indian Cuisine, it is somehow similar to a glazed doughnut. 

It can be prepared in many occasions like Diwali, Holi, Karwachauth…manny more

Like my husband and friends enjoyed a lot when I have made it in Diwali same thing I want for u all, enjoy the recipe with the easiest way, every ingredients are reachable.

Preparation Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Total Time: 1 hr 10min
Recipe type:Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2-3
Author: Aparna Anurag

 Ingredients :

  • Maida/मैदा - 500 ग्राम (4 कप)
  • Ghee/घी - 150 ग्राम (3/4 कप) मैदा में मिलाने के लिये
  • Baking soda/बेकिंग सोडा - आधा चम्मच
  • Dahi/दही - आधा कप
  • Sugar/चीनी - 600 ग्राम means (1 1/2 cup sugar)
  • Edible color-optional(red)


1)Maida+Baking soda+Dahi+Ghee+pinch of edible color(red)=mixing all of them properly make dough,keep this for around 20-25 min.
2)Shape around 1/2inch diameter out of this dough with hand and shape them like gulab jamun
3)Press these with hand to shape them like paida and with a help of one finger make one hole inside paida.
4)continue this process with whole dough
5)Put ghee/oil in a kadai and keep the medium flame
6)Put all balushahi in a hot ghee and cooked it slowly otherwise it is not cooked properly from inside
7)Side by side prepare Chasani/Sugar syrup

Sugar syrup procedure:

1)1-1/2 cup sugar+3/4cup water mix them properly and prepare chasani of 1tar
2)Put all cooked bahushahi in this warm sugar syrup/Chasani for about 4-5 min
3)After that take out every balushahi carefully and allow them to cool

Best thing is that you can store them in a closed jar for a long time