When one savours a bit, the deliciousness of garnishing can take away your heart, the sugar syrup melts on your taste buds and you dive into an everlasting flavor till the last bite. Have you ever felt the mouth-watering essence of Balushahi? On the off chance you have not, then you might be missing the ephemeral feeling of tasting it.
Among famous Indian and foreign savoury deserts like Donuts, jalebis, patisserie, etc., Balushahi of Rajasthani origin stands impeccable as one of the best contenders for the top-ranked position.
Did anyone say Donuts? Yummy!
When something goes wrong, have a donut because these round-ring shaped sweet dishes are famed for their delectable taste and are truly a delight to eat. There is a huge list of flavors- chocolate donuts that might impress you with their melting chocolate, strawberry donuts which are served with tangy pink syrup, glazed donuts that will tempt you with their rich glazing and many more sweet options to choose from. Now donuts and their crumby yet moist texture are heavenly but the lookalike Balushahi is the one that will make you revel in the sweetened sprinkles.
The term ‘Balushahi’ is the combination of Balu and shahi. The suffix shahi means regal and royal so the origin of the dish can be traced back to the medieval era where Maharajas, who had a picky palate, were served a fine range of delightful recipes as mahabhog. Since then the flavoursome dessert has been spotted shining in Rajasthani thalis, in the merrymaking of festivals and as a gesture of sweetness and affection exchanged as gifts. The dish has left no region of India untouched. Balushahi of North Indian provenance spread its taste to the southern parts where it is famously called as ‘Badusha’ or ‘Bhadusha’ or ‘Balsaahi’.
What is the secret recipe of this dish that we cannot stop our tempting desire for this one, among all other cuisines?
Attention Foodies! You will be shocked to know that this sugar bathed or
You would not even need to run to the nearby stores to shop the ingredients as the three crucial things required for concocting the most beloved flavour of Balushahi are there at your home.
This lookalike of the donut has the same magic constituents as a donut, but except that everything is unique and special. With distinctive flavors, Balushahi gives you a crispy outer and flaky sensation of taste in the first bite. On the other hand, donut lovers relish a bit of soft and spongy texture. However, it is undeniable that both of them continue to charm us with their luscious taste.
How To Make Rajasthani Balushai at Home
So, let’s see how you can make this dish by following a few simple steps? You would need ghee for the purpose of deep-frying, maida flour to make the dough and sugar to make the sweetened syrup. To prepare the dough, add ghee, baking soda and a pinch of salt to the dough and pour water accordingly. The sugar syrup or
Balushahi has been a part of Rajasthan’s ancient culture; hence, its taste is near perfection. These small balls of saccharin can help you rejoice zestful moments among your kindred spirits. The glaze coming out from every nook and corner of the dish will make your taste buds want more and more. And especially when you do not know what to eat to calm your hunger, this sugary recipe will please you with its variance of flavors and crispiness. And let’s not forget the major plus point that it is definitely healthy than most of the modern day sweet meals served in lavish restaurants.
So when a dessert craving rises, you know what to do right?