Balushahi

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Balushahi
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Alternative names Balsaahi, badushah
Course Dessert
Place of origin India
Region or state Bihar
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Maida flour, sugar, ghee

Balushahi is a traditional dessert from the Indian subcontinent; popular in Indian, Pakistani, Nepali and Bangladeshi cuisine. It is a famous sweet of Harnaut of South Bihar. It is similar to a glazed doughnut in terms of ingredients, but differs in texture and taste. In South India, a similar pastry is known as badushah.

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Balushahi[edit]

Balushahis are made of maida flour, and are deep-fried in clarified butter and then dipped in sugar syrup.[1]

Badushah[edit]

Badushahs (also spelled Bhadushah) are made from a stiff dough made with all-purpose flour, ghee and a pinch of baking soda. One-inch-diameter (25 mm), 12-inch-thick (13 mm) discs are shaped with hands, fried in ghee or oil and dunked in thick sugar syrup so that there is a sugar coating. They are very sweet, but tasty with a slightly flaky texture.

Badushah is sold in sweet shops in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Badushah have been served at Bimbis at Pazhvangadi in Thiruvananthapuram[2] and at Sri Rama Vilas (better-known Gundappa's hotel).[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Glenn Rinsky and Laura Halpin Rinsky (2008). The Pastry Chef's Companion: A Comprehensive Resource Guide for the Baking and Pastry Professional. John Wiley and Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-00955-0. 
  2. ^ Shilpa Nair Foodies' destination . Yet another place to indulge your sweet tooth February 5, 2005 The Hindu
  3. ^ Pamper that sweet tooth at Gundappa's June 7, 2009 Times of India

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Balushahi at Wikimedia Commons