Now that we are stuck indoors and relying mostly on home-cooked meals, most of us are totally missing our favourite desserts and sweets. We Indians love mithai, barfi, and halwa, so not having them once in a while is not an option. That’s why today we are sharing an easy recipe of one of the most loved traditional desserts, Balushahi. Made from simple and fewer ingredients like all-purpose flour, ghee, etc, it is really a child's play to prepare this dish. So, if your family members are wanting to eat something sweet and really scrumptious for the longest of time, satisfy their sweet cravings by offering them Balushahi today. 

Balushahi Recipe Card

Balushahi, a traditional Indian dessert loved by children and adults.

Total Time :
60 min
Preparation Time :
30 min
Cooking Time :
30 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Samriddhi Srivastava


  • 1½ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup of ghee
  • ¼ cup of curd
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 2-3 saffron threads
  • ¼ teaspoon of cardamom powder.


Step 1
Begin by adding all-purpose flour in a large bowl.
Step 2
Add sugar, baking soda, and cardamom powder in the bowl and mix well.
Step 3
Then add ghee, curd, and mix. Make sure to break all the lumps.
Step 4
Add ¼ cup of water and start kneading the dough.
Step 5
Once done, cover the dough with a moist cloth and let it sit for around 10-15 minutes.
Step 6
Knead the dough a little more and begin making small balls from it.
Step 7
Make a dent at the centre of every ball, using your thumb. You can also make any design of your choice on the edges of the ball.
Step 8
Place a wok on the stove on high flame, add oil, and allow it to become hot.
Step 9
Turn the flame to medium and start adding your small dough balls one by one.
Step 10


Deep fry so that they turn golden brown and crisp.
Step 11
Take them out on a plate and keep aside.
Step 12
Place another pot on the stove. Add sugar and water to make sugar syrup.
Step 13
Let it cook for around 5-8 minutes. Once the solution seems ready, coat Balushahi with sugar syrup by soaking for 5 minutes.
Step 14


Your Balushahi is ready, garnish with dry fruits and serve.