Basbousa | How to make Basbousa

By Vandana Jangid  |  20th Aug 2016  |  
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About Basbousa Recipe

Basbousa is a native Egyptian and traditional Middle Eastern sweet cake.

Basbousa is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Basbousa in your kitchen. This recipe requires 15 minutes for preparation and 60 minutes to cook. The Basbousa by Vandana Jangid has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Basbousa at home without any difficulty. Basbousa is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Basbousa would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Basbousa this weekend. Share your Basbousa cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Vandana Jangid for inputs. In case you have any queries for Basbousa you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Vandana Jangid. You can also rate the Basbousa and give feedback.


Ingredients to make Basbousa

  • 1 cup fresh coconut
  • 1 cup semolina/suji
  • 1 cup all purpose flour/maida
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1 cup curd
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Chopped pistachios or almonds
  • For sugar syrup:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Orange zest or essence

How to make Basbousa

  1. In a bowl mix semolina, maida and grated fresh coconut. Add baking powder and soda.
  2. In another bowl mix sugar with lukewarm milk then add curd and butter.
  3. Mix liquid mixture in the dry mixture. Basbousa batter is ready
  4. Grease a baking tin then pour batter in the tin.
  5. Preheat the oven at 175 degree centigrade. Bake it for 20 to 30 minutes or till it is baked perfectly.
  6. Check with the help of a knife. When the knife or toothpick inserted in the center of batter and comes out clean then it will be baked.
  7. For the sugar syrup: In a pan mix sugar and water on a medium flame. (No need for string consistency) Just boil sugar and water for 5 minutes.
  8. Add in the orange zest or essence, sugar syrup is ready.
  9. When basbousa cake is still hot after being perfectly baked, pour the sugar syrup on it.
  10. Garnish with chopped pistachio or almonds.

Reviews for Basbousa (1)

Shiva Pande2 years ago

Looks amazing!