Basbousa (Semolina Cake) with Yogurt

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Semolina - 1.5 cups
  • Yogurt - 2 small cups (similar to ice cream cup)
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp
  • Desiccated dry coconut - 1 cup
  • Salt - little
  • Sugar - 1 cup + 1 and half cup
  • Almonds - to decorate
  • Baking powder - 3/4 tsp

How to Make Basbousa (Semolina Cake) with Yogurt

  • Make sugar syrup out of 1 and half cup sugar and 1/2 cup water keeping in low flame.
  • In another bowl Mix semolina, desiccated dry coconut, salt, sugar, baking powder, ghee in the quantity mentioned above. Then add yogurt and make a smooth paste.
  • Grease the baking dish with ghee and lay out the mixture in the dish and cut in square shapes.
  • Decorate each square with almonds before baking in the oven.
  • Bake in very low flame from down, then once done (insert a knife to check if it is cooked once it comes out clean it means it has been cooked properly) cook on flame from top until the top turns golden brown.
  • Add few drops of lemon juice into the sugar syrup prepared earlier before pouring it into the baked Basbousa.