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Sugar Syrup:

  • Pani (Water) 2 Cups
  • Cheeni (Sugar) 2 Cups
  • Lemon juice ¼ tsp
  • Rose water 1 tsp


  • Anday (Eggs) 3
  • Cheeni (Sugar) 1/3 Cup
  • Sooji (Semolina) 2 Cups
  • Khopra (Coconut) desiccated 1 Cup
  • Dahi (Yogurt) 1 Cup
  • Maida (All-purpose flour) ½ Cup
  • Baking powder 2 tsp
  • Makhan (Butter) unsalted 2/3 Cup (melted)
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • Badam (Almonds) blanched as required
  • Pista (pistachio) chopped as required


For Sugar syrup:

In saucepan,add water,sugar and mix well,bring it to boil and cook until sugar is dissolved & syrup thickens (4-5 minutes).

Add lemon juice and rose water,mix well and let it cool.

For Basbousa:

In bowl,add eggs and sugar,whisk until sugar is dissolved.

Add semolina,coconut desiccated and yogurt,place sifter,add all-purpose flour & baking powder and sift together.

Add melted butter and mix well until well combined.

In the end,add vanilla essence and mix well.

Grease baking pan with butter,pour batter and spread it.

Decorate the top with whole almonds and let it rest for 30 minutes.

Grease ramekins with butter,pour batter and set them.

Bake in preheated at 180 C for 35-45 minutes and turn on top oven grill and bake for another 5 minutes.

After baking,cut into desired shape and pour sugar syrup while it is still hot.

-Pour sugar syrup in ramekins and sprinkle pistachio.

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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