Since it was the first time i was trying I halved the original recipe .But later made it twice in a row it was that good...
1 1/2 cups flour/maida
4 tbsp curds
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp ghee
1-2 tbsp cold water to knead if required
ghee /dalda for deep frying
2 cup sugar
1 cup water
few strands of saffron
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
chopped pistachios to garnish
Mix the baking powder and baking soda in the flour and sift it
To this add melted ghee and mix till it looks like breadcrumbs
Add beaten curds/yogurt to the flour and mix.
Knead to a soft dough,the dough won't be smooth don't worry we need the dough to be like that .
Now cover the dough with a cloth and let it rest or 45 -50 mins.
Without kneading the dough divide the dough into 8-9 balls.
Shape it into round balls and make a dent with the thumb.
Heat the ghee /dalda in a kadhai ,the ghee should be medium hot
Drop a small ball of dough to check if the ghee is hot,the bal will float on top this indicates the ghee is hot.
Fry the balushahis in the medium hot ghee ,fry it on low flame
Fry in 2-3 batches don't overcrowd while frying.
Make sugar syrup by boiling sugar and water together till it reaches 1 1/2 -2 string consistency.
Add saffron and cardamom powder to the sugar syrup.
Soak the balushahi's in the warm sugar syrup for 10-15 mins.
Garnish with chopped pistachios
Do not put the flame high while frying the balushahi ,or else it won't cook from inside