Basbousa (Middle Eastern Dessert)

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Basbousa (Middle Eastern Dessert)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 40 Min


Serves : 6
  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 tsp. dry rose petals

  • 1 tbsp. candied pan & gulkand mix

  • 1/4 cup oil

  • 1/2 cup yoghurt

  • 1/2 cup semolina

  • 1/2 cup plain flour

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • pinch of salt

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 1 tsp. lime juice

  • butter to grease

  • few pistachios


  • Blend 1/2 cup sugar along with dry rose petals and candied pan-gulkand mix. Sift the plain flour, salt and baking powder. Make a sugar syrup with the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, water and lime juice.
  • In a bowl whisk the eggs and sugar first. Then add the oil, yoghurt and coconut. Mix well. Now add the semolina and plain flour. Give a good mix and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Pour the batter into a greased baking tin and make light gashes. Place the pistachios on it and bake at 180 degrees C. for 30-35 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick.
  • Bring it to room temperature and then pour the sugar syrup over it. Refrigerate for a couple of minutes. Cut the basbousa and serve as an after-meal dessert or as and when desired.