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RECIPE:
Donut, Desi Style: Balushahi


For the sweet-toothed, here’s an Indian recipe that has more than a whiff of Americana, courtesy Chef Sanjay Patel.


(Above): Balushahi [SILICONEER photo]

Ingredients
  • Donuts
  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter or ghee
  • 3/4 cup yogurt

  • Syrup
  • 8 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water

  • Garnish
  • ½ cup crushed pistachios

  • Also: cooking oil.

Method:

Syrup — Bring water to a boil. Add sugar. Cook syrup till you have a two thread consistency.

Donuts — Mix dry flour, baking soda and cardamom. Cut in butter resembling bread crumbs. Add yogurt 1 tbsp at a time and knead to form very stiff dough.

Divide dough into 1 to 1½-inch-sized balls. Preheat vegetable oil in the deep fryer to 325ºF. Press the dough ball into a patty. Depress the center slightly.

Fry doughnuts till golden brown. Use tongs to dunk the doughnuts in the syrup and remove them. Sprinkle crushed pistachios over the doughnuts.


Sanjay Patel has a degree from the Culinary Institute in Birmingham, U.K., and is certified in food and hygiene. He was named 1996 Chef of the Year by Quality Cuisine, U.K. Patel is executive chef at Milan restaurant in Milpitas, Calif.



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