Ingredients for Dough
Considering 1 cup to be 250 ml, given below are the quantities:
Firstly, take 1.5 cups of maida in a large mixing bowl before adding half teaspoon of sugar & half teaspoon of baking powder and mixing them well.
Now add 50 gm of ghee or clarified butter and crumble the mixture before adding one-fourth cup or 65 gm of curd or yoghurt and start mixing again.
Now, add one-fourth cup of water to make the dough without kneading. When it’s done, cover it with a moist cloth and let it rest for 15 minutes. After the completion of 15 minutes, slightly knead the dough and pinch the dough to make small balls.
Ingredients for Sugar syrup
Making Sugar syrup
Add one cup of sugar and half a cup of water to make the sugar syrup of Balushahi. Boil the water and mix until the sugar dissolves. When the syrup is almost ready, add a few saffron strands and one-fourth teaspoon of cardamom powder before boiling it for five last minutes; remove from the heat to cover.
Take the small dough balls and make a dent at their centre with the help of your thumb before deep frying them in medium hot oil on low flame until they turn golden brown and crisp.
When the dough balls turn golden-brown, pull them from the oil and drop them into warm sugar syrup immediately. Just ensure that they are coated with sugar syrup and are soaked for at least five minutes.
After they are soaked, they can be served garnished with chopped cashews.
To make a perfect flaky Balushahi recipe, please take care of these points.