Basbousa/Semolina Cake

Basbousa is a middle eastern cake recipe made with semolina.Its super easy as well as tastes yummy.
Semolina-11/2cup,coarse variety
Grated or dessicated coconut-1/2cup
Plain yogurt-1/2cup
Plain flour-1/4 cup
Rose water-1tsp or cardamom-3to4 pods
Almonds or raisins 
Mix together the semolina,coconut,yogurt,butter,1/2cupsugar,flour and salt to form a thick batter.Pour this into a greased cake tin.Decorate with almonds or raisins.With a butter knife draw lines on the cake to give diamond shaped pieces.Bake it for 25 to 30mins in a preheated at 180deg cel.Boil the water with remaining half cup sugar.When it has 1thread consistency.Add in the rose water or cardamom.allow to boil for a minute.Pour this over the baked cake.Let it stand for 15 mins.Cut out into diamond shapes and Serve!!!!
You may choose to add 1egg instead of plain flour,but it does not suit my taste
I avoided pouring the sugar syrup to cut down calories.
I made a small quantity in a sauce pan lined with baking paper.Usually its made using 3 to 4 cups of semolina in a baking tray.


divya said...

Tempting n inviting...

Torviewtoronto said...

one of my favourite looks wonderful

DivyaGCP said...

Cake look yum..Love the use of rose syrup..

Maha Gadde said...

perfectly done cake..yummy

Vimitha Anand said...

Always wanted to try this... Looks yum

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and yummy looking cake. I surely would try this one out soon.

Latha Madhusudhan said...

Semolina and healthy it looks. Yummy.

Priya said...

Love this fabulous cake, tried long back and enjoyed it thoroughly.Wish i get a slice now.