Balushahi Sweet Recipe - Yummy Traditional

Balushahi Sweet Recipe


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Balushahi  is popular pakistani style glazed donuts mainly made up of all purpose flour and ghee. These are flaky and layered in texture.
A piece of sweet you can’t resist, our Balushahi will tease your taste buds and be your perfect partner for the festive get-togethers or celebrations. This traditional pakistani dessert is a Donut like pastry that is made of Maida flour and clarified butter. Once deep fried, it is then coated in sugar syrup to give you a taste that you would remember forever. This sweet has been delighting generations since a long time and we are sure that once you try it, you won’t be an exception.
                                               
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As you know eid-ul-adha is upcoming and at eid everyone makes sweet dishes at their home or buys sweets from shop I thought should must try to make it at home but very honestly I wasn’t sure at all  about it that will be able to make it successfully yet I tried with all hopes and started to make it. Consequently 4 trials were failed which was disappointing. But then I realized my mistake and tried for 5th time.
 Yes…woahhh I successfully made the famous balushahi at home better than the balushahi which we buy at market. with so many trial and errors I got these absolutely flaky and light balushahi. I can say that this is full proof balushahi recipe if you follow this recipe you all should try at home once you can better result than market..
so let's begin with step by step photos....

Few useful tips for recipe:

  1. The most important thing is the dough making process. Do not knead or press too much the dough for the perfect recipe.
  2. I made approx 1 inch diameter and ½ inch thick ball shapes for Balushahi.
  3. All the procedure performed by me using hands.
  4. I used clarified butter for dough making and ghee for frying to get the perfect traditional taste. You can even use oil
  5. You can use unsalted butter in spite of ghee for making the recipe.
  6. Measurement is very important for this recipe. Make sure you take the ingredients in right quantity.
  7. If your gas burner flame is not low simmer, then bring the frying pan out of flame in between frying procedure.
  8. Sugar syrup – take sugar and water in pan and cook until the sugar gets dissolved properly. Keep the gas on the simmer gas flame and keep stirring in between. Take syrup on a spoon and take a drop in your finger tip and stick another finger tip on it. Now stretch both the fingertips slowly. You will see a string will form now. This is the stage we required for Balushahi.                                           
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Preparation of sugar syrup:
In saucepan,add sugar and water,stir to mix well and cook on low flame until sugar is dissolved and continue cook until syrup becomes thick.then add remaining syrup ingredients,stir to combine well set aside
Sugar syrup (sheera) is ready!


sugar-syrup-preparation

Preparation of making dough:
In bowl put all ingredients and mix well until crumbled.gradually add water and mix until combined (don’t over knead),cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.
Note:it collected like dough,do not knead the flour as we only have to ,ix and collect it  
The dough will require very less water. The harder the dough will be, the more flaky will be balushahi.

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Making balushahi:
Grease hands and working surface with oil
Flat the dough with the help of your palm and fold them few times to form more layers.
Shape the dough into log and cut into equal parts.take a dough ball, mash it with fingers to soften the dough. Then place it between palms of your hands and roll it.
Make a deep dent in centre. Prepare all balushahi like this.


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    Frying Balushahi:
    In wok,add ghee and let it melt,fry dough on low flame for 20-25 minutes.
    After frying,add bhalo shahi in warm sugar syrup (sheera) and leave them for 10-15 minutes and take out in a serving plate.

    instruction-of-frying-balushahi

    Garnish with pistachio and Almond and serve.

    garnish-the-balushahi-with-dry-fruits
    How to make recipe?




    Balushahi  is popular pakistani style glazed donuts mainly made up of all purpose flour and ghee. These are flaky and layered in texture


    Ingredients of sugar syrup:
    1. 1 cups sugar
    2. 1/3 cup water
    3. 4 cardamom crushed
    4. 1/2 teaspoon rose essence
    5. Lemon juice few drops
    Ingredients of dough:
    1. Maida (All-purpose flour) sifted 1 and ½ cups
    2. Baking soda ¼ tsp
    3. Jaifal powder (Nutmeg powder) ¼ tsp
    4. Elaichi powder (Cardamom powder) ½ tsp
    5. Namak (Salt) ¼ tsp
    6. Ghee/butter 85g 1/4 cup
    7. Dahi (Yogurt) whisked 3 tbs (room temperature)
    8. Pani (Water) ¼ Cup or as required
    9. Ghee for frying
    10. Pista (Pistachio) almonds crushed for garnishing
    Instructions:
    1. In saucepan,add sugar and water,stir to mix well and cook on low flame until sugar is dissolved and continue cook until syrup becomes thick.
    2. Then add lemon juice,cardamom ,rose water stir to combine well set aside.
    3. Sugar syrup (sheera) is ready
    4. In bowl,put sifter,add all-purpose flour,baking soda and sift together.
    5. Add nutmeg powder,cardamom powder,salt and mix well.
    6. Add ghee/butter further mix well then add yogurt and mix well until crumbled.
    7. Gradually add water and mix until combined (don’t over knead),cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.  
    8. Here i used desi butter instead of ghee      
    9. Note: it collected like dough. Do not knead the flour as we only have to mix and collect it.the dough will require very less water. The harder the dough will be, the more flaky will be balushahi.
    10. Grease hands and working surface with oil
    11. Flat the dough with the help of your palm and fold them few times to form more layers.
    12. Shape the dough into log and cut into equal parts.
    13. Take a dough ball, mash it with fingers to soften the dough. Then place it between palms of your hands and roll it.
    14. Make a deep dent in centre. Prepare all balushahi like this.
    15. In wok,add ghee and let it melt,fry dough on low flame for 20-25 minutes.
    16. After frying,add bhalo shahi in warm sugar syrup (sheera) and leave them for 10-15 minutes and take out in a serving plate.
    17. Garnish with pistachio and Almond and serve.
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