May 27, 2011


Maida- 1 1/2cups
Soda Bi-carb -1/4tsp
Yoghurt - 8tbsp
Sugar - 2cups
Pista/almonds(chopped) - 4 to 5
Ghee - 2/3cup and for deep frying


Sieve flour,soda together.
Rub in ghee(2/3rd cup) into the flour till it resembles bread crumbs.
Add beaten yoghurt and knead into a soft dough.Cover and allow to rest for 45min
Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and shape into balls with light hands.
Make a dent in the centre of the ball using ur thumb.
Keep the balls covered.

Heat sufficient ghee in a kadai and when it is medium hot,add the balls and deep fry on very low heat.
Gradually the balls will start floating to the top.At that time turn it and fry till it is golden brown.
Drain and allow to cool on room temp.

Sugar Syurp

Heat sugar and water(1cup) till it reaches 2 string consistency.
Remove the syurp from heat and soak the fried balls in it for 30 min.
Gently remove the Balu-shahi's from syurp and place on a serving plate.

Garnish with the chopped nuts.

Serve when the sugar has hardened.

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