Basbousa Arabic Dessert | How to make Basbousa Arabic Dessert

By Swathy Nandhini  |  17th Aug 2016  |  
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About Basbousa Arabic Dessert Recipe

Basbousa is an very famous Arabian dessert that is prepared by soaking semolina cake in sugar syrup.

Basbousa Arabic Dessert, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Basbousa Arabic Dessert by Swathy Nandhini will definitely help you in its preparation. The Basbousa Arabic Dessert can be prepared within 600 minutes. The time taken for cooking Basbousa Arabic Dessert is 50 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 15 people. The recipe details out how to make Basbousa Arabic Dessert step by step. The detailed explanation makes Basbousa Arabic Dessert so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Basbousa Arabic Dessert can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Basbousa Arabic Dessert from BetterButter.

Basbousa Arabic Dessert

Ingredients to make Basbousa Arabic Dessert

  • semolina/ rava – 1 and 1/2 cup
  • sugar – 1 Cup
  • Desiccated coconut – 1 cup
  • all purpose flour – ½ cup
  • Baking Powder – 1 tsp
  • oil – 1 /2 cup
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
  • almonds – 10 for garnishing
  • FOR SYRUP: water – 1 cup
  • sugar – 1 Cup
  • lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  • rose essence – 1 tsp

How to make Basbousa Arabic Dessert

  1. Let us make sugar syrup first, add a cup of sugar and water along with a tsp of lemon juice. Bring it to boil and cook until it is slightly sticky. Add rose essence, mix well and keep it aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degree and grease a round baking tin with oil and keep it ready.
  3. In a bowl, combine together semolina, sugar, desiccated coconut, all purpose flour and baking powder and combine well.
  4. To this add milk, vanilla essence and oil and combine evenly into thick batter. The batter has to be in idly batter consistency.
  5. Pour this batter to the greased cake tin and spread evenly. Line it with a sharp knife to get diamond shape. Place the almond at the center of each piece and press very lightly.
  6. Bake it for about 45 – 50 minutes or the top turn golden brown. Remove from the oven. Line it with a sharp knife again.
  7. Pour the cold sugar syrup over the hot basbousa or semolina cake. Cover everywhere with sugar syrup and allow them to soak for 30 minutes.
  8. Let it cool. Our eggless semolina cake or basbousa is ready.

My Tip:

Drizzle Chocolate sauce at top for added taste.

Reviews for Basbousa Arabic Dessert (2)

Veena Kalia2 years ago

very nice

shilpi singh2 years ago

how thick should be the batter.kindly let us know with an example

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