A traditional sweet of deep fried leavened dough coated in sugar syrup. balushahi is a famous North Indian sweet. In south India, the same sweet is called as badusha or badhusha. In all mithai shops you can easily get balushahi or badusha. Balushahi are also called as Indian doughnuts. but the taste and texture of balushahi is way different from doughnuts. While a doughnut has a light and fluffy texture, balushahi is not fluffy. It has a soft and slight flaky texture. A doughnut has a soft texture from outside, whereas a badusha has a crisp texture from outside.