Preparation time: 12 minutes

Cooking Time:  30–35 minutes



1 cup yoghurt

1 cup sugar

1 cup flour

1 cup semolina

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

2 teaspoon  baking powder

2 tablespoon vanilla essence

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Sugar Syrup

3 1/2 cups sugar

2 tbsp lemon juice

3 1/2 cups water

20g crushed pistachio


  1. In a large bowl add egg, sugar, whisk well, Add oil and yogurt, Mix it properly then add shredded coconut and semolina, whisk until it become thick paste
  2. In a separate bowl mix flour and baking powder, after mixing add this to the thick batter paste, add vanilla essence. Mix it properly
  3. Grease the baking dish with unsalted butter, pour the mixture into the dish. Bake at 180C for 30 -35 minutes
  4. For syrup Take a sauce pan add water,sugar,lemon juice, cook it for 2 minutes on a medium flame.
  5. Take out the dish from oven and cut the basbousa into square cubes and pour syrup over the top of whole dish.
  6. Put the cubes into serving tray and serve with the crushed pistachio topping.