Badushah/Balushahi Recipe

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.

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Ingredients for Badushah/Balushahi Recipe

  • 0.13 cup All purpose flour
  • 0.03 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 0.03 cup Curd
  • 0.03 cup Ghee
  • 0.03 teaspoon Salt
  • As required Oil for deep frying
  • 0.13 cup Sugar
  • 0.03 cup Water
  • 0.13 teaspoon Cardamom powder

Directions: Badushah/balushahi Recipe

  • STEP 1.In a large mixing bowl add1 cup maida, ¼ tsp baking soda, ¼ tsp alt. Mix the dry ingredients together.
  • STEP 2.Then add ¼ cup ghee. Mix the ghee into the flour using fingers til a coarse crumb consistency is reached.
  • STEP 3.Next add ¼ cup dahi and knead till the ingredients come together.
  • STEP 4.Cover the dough with a muslin cloth and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 5.After 30 minutes, divide the dough into small lemon size balls. Make a dent in the centre of each ball. Take care not to press too much while shaping the balls as this might cause cracks in the balushahi. Cover the balls of dough and allow it to rest for another 15 minutes.
  • STEP 6.In a kadai or deep pan, preheat the oil. Slide the balushahi into the hot oil and fry on medium heat to allow the balushahi to cook through.
  • STEP 7.Once the balls rise to the surface of the oil, flip them over and allow the otherside to get golden brown. Remove from the oil, drain off excess oil and keep the balushahi aside.
  • STEP 8.In a saucepan add 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water. Place the pan on medium heat and stir till the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • STEP 9. When the sugar has dissolved bring the syrup to a boil and add 1 tsp cardamom powder.
  • STEP 10. Turn the heat to low and allow the syrup to thicken till it reaches a one thread or one string consistency. At this stage the sugar syrup will be sticky and stretch to form a string between the fingers when touched. Remove from heat.
  • STEP 11. Now, dip each fried balushahi in the sugar syrup and coat well. Drain off the excess syrup and place it on a serving plate.
  • STEP 12. Garnish with chopped pistachios and let the balushahi rest till the sugar hardens.
calories per serving
6 g Fat1 g Protein18 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp