November 19, 2013

BALUSHAHI RECIPE


Ingredients :

For Balushahi
 
Maida (All purpose flour): 6 cups
Baking soda: ½ teaspoon
Cardamom powder: ½ teaspoon
Un-salted Butter or Ghee: 1 Cup
Dahi yogurt: ¾ Cup 

For Syrup

Sugar: 8 Cups
2. Water : 3 Cups

For Garnish
  Crushed Pistachio nuts: ½ Cup 

Method

  •   Bring water to a boil. Add sugar. Cook syrup till you have a two thread consistency. 
  •   Mix dry ingredients Maida, Baking Soda and Cardamom.  
      


  •   Cut in butter resembling bread crumbs. 
  •  Add Dahi (yogurt) 1 Tablespoon at a time and knead to form very stiff dough. 
  •  Divide dough into 1 to 1½ balls. 
       




  •  Preheat vegetable oil in the  deep kadahi.
  •  Press the dough ball into a Patty. Depress the center slightly. Don't put a hole as in doughnuts, just deep depressions.
  •  Fry it till golden brown. Use tongs to dunk the doughnuts in the syrup and remove them. 
     
     



  •   Sprinkle crushed pistachios over the doughnuts.( Its optional)