30-45 minutes
Prep: 10-15 minutes | Cook: 20-30 minutes | Servings: 2-4


½ cups Refined flour, मैदा

1 cup Ghee, घी

½ tsp Soda, सोडा

⅓ cup Curd, दही

Ghee for frying, घी

For Sugar Syrup

2 cups Sugar, चीनी

1 cup Water, पानी

2-3 Green Cardamom pods,  हरी इलायची

1 tsp Fennel seeds, सौंफ

2-3 Black peppercorns, काली मिर्च

For Garnish

Pistachios, blanched, slice, पिस्ता

Mango, small cubes, आम

Fresh Mint leaves, पुदीना


  • In  a large bowl, add refined flour, ghee and crumble the mixture well.
  • Add soda, curd combine well.
  • Additionally, sprinkle some water to make dough.
  • Cover with moist cloth and rest for 1o minutes.
  • Pinch a small ball sized dough and make a ball.
  • Make a dent at the centre with the help of a thumb.
  • Heat ghee in a deep pan, deep fry on medium hot to low flame until the balls turn golden brown and crisp.
  • Drop them into warm sugar syrup immediately.
  • Coat the balushahi with sugar syrup on both the sides and soak for 5 minutes.

For Garnish

  • Finally, serve balushahi garnished with a few slice pistachios, mango cubes and fresh mint leaves on top.


For Sugar syrup

  • In a sauce pot,add sugar, water, green cardamom pods, fennel seeds and black peppercorns mix it well.
  • Boil on a medium heat until it reaches a 1 string consistency.