Balu Shahi

by AshaPatel
Balu Shahi is a deep fried and delicious Mughal sweet that is crisp on the outside, flaky and moist on the inside. Balu refers to sand texture and shahi stands for royal. In short, Balu Shahi refers to a royal sweet that has sand texture. You will never say enough to Balu Shahis and every bite simply melts in your mouth. These sweets are simply irresistible. Ghee fried Balu Shahis are soaked in sugar syrup and that gives a unique flavor and aroma. You can explore a step wise presented Balu Shahi dish here.
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Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
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Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For Balu Shahi:
For syrup:
Votes: 1
Rating: 4
You:
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Instructions
  1. For preparing Balu Shahi, first sieve flour in a mixing bowl and add the heated ghee and baking powder.
  2. Rub the mixture with your hands, gradually adding milk/curd and warm water and mix into a stiff dough.
  3. Break off a small portion of the dough into a ball, flatten it and make a deep hole through the center.
  4. To prepare the syrup, boil the sugar and water together in a large pan for 15 minutes; the syrup should be quite sticky.
  5. Heat the ghee in a frying pan.
  6. Fry the balu shahi quite slowly until they are golden brown.
  7. When they are fully done, put them in warm sugar syrup for a few minutes, shaking the pan frequently to let them become well-coated with syrup.
  8. Take them out singly from the pan and place on a shallow dish.
  9. :- Serve Balu Shahi cold or hot.
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