Balushahi Recipe | Food Diaries | Chef Zarnak Sidhwa

A traditional dish that will make your day more sweeter. Enjoy!

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Balushahi and Condensed Milk Suji Halwa. This show of Food Diaries with Chef Zarnak Sidhwa aired on 8 October 2019.




  • Flour 350 gm
  • Clarified butter 100 gm
  • Baking soda ¼ tsp
  • Salt a pinch
  • Boiling water 75 ml
  • Oil for deep frying

Ingredients for Sugar Syrup:

  • Sugar 400 gm
  • Water 250 ml
  • Lemon juice 3-5 drops
  • Saffron few strands


Mix the flour, clarified butter, baking soda and salt well, knead to soft dough, adding boiling water, a little at a time. Shape into balls, flatten a bit and press the centre with your thumb. Heat oil and fry first on medium flame then low, till well cooked.
For sugar syrup heat sugar and water and bring to a boil. Boil till a one-thread consistency is reached. Add lemon juice that will ensure the syrup clears out. Add a few saffron strands; take the vessel off from the stove. Soak the balushahis in it for 5-10 minutes. Strain out of the syrup. Serve.


  • Semolina ¼ kg
  • Clarified butter 150 gm
  • Condensed milk 1 tin
  • Sugar ¼ – ½ cup
  • Saffron few strands
  • Milk 1½ – 2 liters
  • Vanilla essence ¼ tsp
  • Cashews, almonds, pistachios handful
  • Butter 2 tbsp


In a pan heat the butter, fry the cashew nuts, slivered almonds and pistachios, till they turn light golden. Drain the nuts from the butter and keep them aside. Take ½ cup hot milk, add the saffron, and allow the saffron to seep. Heat ghee, add the semolina and roast on medium low heat till it’s well roasted (it should not change color). Add the milk gradually to the roasted semolina. Ensure that there are no lumps. Add the saffron milk. Add the condensed milk and stir well. Add the vanilla essence, remove from heat. Serve garnished with fried nuts and serve.

Balushahi Recipe in Urdu and English

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