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Balushahi

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Ingredients
  Flour 125 Gram
  Soda bicarbonate 1 Pinch
  Ghee 45 Gram (3 Tablespoons)
For syrup
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Curds 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Cardamom seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Ghee/Vanaspati 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
Directions

Sift together flour, salt and soda.
Rub in fat.
Add cardamom, curds and enough water to make a stiff dough.
Divide dough into 12 portions.
Make balls and flatten between two palms, so as to have the centre thinner than the edges.
Pierce a toothpick in the centre and make a small hole.
Heat ghee or vanaspati in a frying pan.
Remove from heat.
Let cool slightly.
Place on very low heat and fry balushai on extremely low heat for 10 minutes without disturbing them.
Turn over and let the other side fry.
When light brown remove from fat.
Use fork to turn and remove balushai from fat.
Combine sugar with enough water to cover it in a pan and place them on medium heat.
Stir till sugar is dissolved.
Bring to boil.
Sprinkle lemon juice to clarify syrup.
When the syrup reaches one thread consistency, remove from heat.
Stir the syrup till it becomes slightly thick.
Dip balushai one by one in the syrup and put them on an oil greased tray.
Garnish with nuts(if desired) before the syrup sets.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Fried

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