Baursaki Recipe: Delight in the Taste of Kazakh Fried Dough Delicacy

Dish recipes: Baursaki
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Indulge in the savory delights of Kazakh cuisine with Baursaki, a beloved traditional treat that has been enjoyed for generations. These fried dough balls are crispy on the outside, yet soft and fluffy on the inside, making them the perfect accompaniment to tea or a satisfying snack on their own.


2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons melted butter or oil

1/2 cup (120ml) warm milk or water

Oil for frying

Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)


In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the melted butter or oil and warm milk or water to the dry ingredients, stirring until a soft dough forms. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-7 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest for 30 minutes. After the resting period, divide the dough into small balls, about the size of a golf ball. Heat oil in a deep frying pan or pot to 350°F (180°C). Carefully drop the dough balls into the hot oil, frying in batches until golden brown on all sides, about 3-4 minutes per batch. Remove Baursaki from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve Baursaki warm, dusted with powdered sugar if desired.


Baursaki is best served warm, allowing you to enjoy the contrast of crispy exterior and soft interior. Pair these fried dough balls with a cup of hot tea or coffee for a delightful snack or dessert. They are perfect for sharing with family and friends during festive gatherings or as a treat any time of day.

Baursaki represents the essence of Kazakh hospitality and culinary tradition, offering a simple yet irresistible treat that brings joy to every occasion. Whether enjoyed plain or dusted with powdered sugar, these fried dough balls are sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.