Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 3 cups Allpurpose flour Maida
  • 3/4 cup Ghee melted
  • 1/2 cup Curd
  • Soda bi carb - 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder Elakka
  • Ghee for deep frying

For the Syrup:

  • 1-1/2 cups Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 5-6 drops Lemon juice


  • For making the syrup: 1)Prepare sugar syrup of 1 thread consistency by boiling together sugar, water and lemon juice.
  • For making Balushahis: 1)Sieve together flour and soda.
  • Add cardamom powder.
  • Rub in ghee thoroughly.
  • Add curd and mix them together in one direction.
  • Make a stiff dough. Add a tbsp of tepid water if required.
  • Keep it aside covered in a cool place or fridge for 1-2 hours.
  • Make small round balls about 3÷ in diameter. Press to flatten a bit, and make depression in center with thumb. This is the traditional balushahi shape.
  • Heat ghee in a frying pan.
  • Add a few patties and reduce the flame. Do not turn the side until one side is pinkish.
  • Follow the same procedure for the rest of the patties.
  • Drain and leave it to cool.
  • Put them in the sugar syrup and allow them to soak for 5 minutes.
  • Remove and keep on a perforated plate to drain off the excess syrup.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • :- Store in an air tight container.
  • For making sugar coated Balushahis: 1)Reheat the remaining syrup till 2 1/2 thread consistency is obtained.
  • Coat the above balushahis with this or dip inside the syrup.
  • Keep on mesh to cool and let the sugar set to a white coat.
  • Sprinkle some red rose petals and crushed cardamom over them.
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