Balushahi Recipe With Step-by-Step Guidance – Fitelo

Snehil Sharma

Snehil Sharma
Oct 2022

2 min read
Balushahi Recipe

Cooking Time

20 Minutes

Total Time

25 Minutes

  • Whole Wheat Atta - 1 Cup
  • Baking Powder - 1 Tbsp
  • Date Syrup - 1 Cup
  • Desi Ghee - 2-3 Tbsp
  • Yogurt - 1/4 1Cup
  • Saffron - A Pinch
  • Ground Cardamom - 1/2 Tbsp
  • Rose Water - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Pistachios - 1 Tbsp (Thinly Sliced)
  • Edible Dried Rose Petals - 1 Tbsp
  • Soaked Almonds - 1 Tbsp
  • Water - 1/2 Cup
  • Balushahi recipe is a traditional sweet originating from India. It is also called Badusha in South India. Balushahi is a crunchy, sweetened Indian doughnut-like dessert that is a favorite during Diwali, among other special occasions.

    Though the texture and taste of the balushahi recipe differ from a doughnut, it is crispy from the outside and soft from the inside, unlike doughnuts, which are soft from the inside out. The Balushahi recipe is moist and a bit flaky on the inside. Also, you can enjoy this delicious dessert on any occasion such as for new year celebrations. Without delay let’s learn about this amazing, mouth-watering dish.

    How To Prepare Balushahi

    • In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt, 1tbsp of baking powder, and date syrup.
    • After this, add desi ghee, whole wheat atta, and yogurt and gently mix to make a dough. Then cover the dough bowl with a cotton cloth and keep it aside for 10 minutes.

    Make Syrup For Balushahi:

    • To begin with, add date syrup, water, saffron, and cardamom to a medium saucepan and bring it to a boil.
    • On a low flame, simmer it for 3 to 5 minutes or until you get a one-string consistency. Turn off the flame and set it aside.

    Air Fry Balushahi

    • Now, preheat the air fryer to 350 for 5 minutes.
    • Again, gently knead the dough and make balls (5-7). Shape each ball into a round and then lightly press it down to form a disc.
    • On the balls, make a hole through the center with the help of your index finger. This step helps the center cook evenly. Repeat with the remaining dough.
    • Line the air fryer basket with butter paper. Then, place the balushahi on the butter paper (keep a distance between them).
    • Air fry for 15 minutes at 320°F. If the balushahi are not lightly golden-brown, air fry them again at 370 F for 2-3 minutes.
    • Gently place the balushahi in the warm date syrup and allow them to soak for 15-20 minutes.
    • Finally, garnish with thinly sliced pista, edible dried rose petals, soaked almonds, and raisins. Then, your balushahi is ready to serve.

    Nutritional Value of Balushahi Recipe (Per Piece)

    Nutritional Value Balushahi Recipe

    How Fitelo Balushahi is Different from Others?

    Let’s go through a few points to know how Fitelo balushahi is different from others:

    • No added Sugar: In this dessert, there is no added sugar. We have used date syrup to prepare chashni.
    • Maida Free: Balushahi is a famous sweet prepared with the help of maida but keeping health on priority to the readers we have prepared this balushahi only with whole wheat atta which comes along with different benefits.

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