Cashewnut Basbousa / Hareesa (Cashewnut &Semolina Cake)



Semolina (rawa)-1cup(fried) 
Powdered cashewnuts-1/2 cup 
Baking powder-1/4 tsp 
Butter (melted)-1/4 cup 
Condensed milk-1/2 tin 
Milk-1/2cup 

for the sugar syrup 
Sugar-3/4 cup 
Water-1/2cup 
Cornflour-1/2tsp 
Rosewater-1tsp 
Lemon juice-1tbsp
Cashewnuts-for garnishing




  • Preheat oven to 190 degree C
  • Stir sugar,cornflour and water into a small sauce pan until sugar dissolved.Bring to boil.Reduce heat and allow to boil for 5 minutes.Add lemon juice and rose water.Set aside to cool.
  • Mix semolina, cashew nut powder,baking powder,melted butter,condensed milk and milk in a bowl.Keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.If the mixture is too thick ,add a little milk.
  • Spread in a greased baking tray and cut into diamond shapes.Place a cashew nut in the center of each diamonds.



  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden.

  • Pour cooled syrup over the cake.Let it cool completely. Cut into diamond shapes and serve.




12 comments:

  1. ithu kollamallo, super aayittunde pinky

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  2. Super soft and fluffy cake !! Looks so wonderful !!

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  3. Looks amazing and heavenly dear. New here, happy to be a part of ur blog.

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  4. Omg, incredible basbousa,beautifully executed and stunning.

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  5. It looks great. new recipe to me. sounds yum

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  6. wow very tempting recipe,luks gr8!

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  7. Adipoli!! Ennius tarumo our piece :)

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  8. Very nice and so tempting.... would like to have all of them...

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  10. Very delicious n cutee basbousa..ithu kure kettittundu but ithu vare undakiyittillla,ininium try cheyyanam:)
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  11. oh wow, I'm gonna bookmark this! and hey give me your no, in case i have any challenges :)

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