"Mahbub hired a room over against the railway station, sent for a cooked meal of the finest with almond-curd sweetmeats (balushai we call it)....." Kim, Rudyard Kipling, Chaper 8
Balushai (also spelled balushahi and badshah) is a fried mithai (sweet) and is a favorite throughout India. It is made from a dough containing white flour and fermented yogurt. The dough is rolled into rounds, deep fried, and then dipped in a sugar syrup. Balushais are slightly flattened in the center and are fairly small.
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