Ishtah Bil Aasil

Recipe by chef FIFI
READY IN: 25mins


  • Aasil
  • 1 23
    cups water
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon honey
  • red food coloring (as many drops needed to achieve a nice red color as pictured)
  • Ishtah
  • 12
    cup water (cold)
  • 10
    tablespoons cornstarch (leveled off)
  • 3
    cups milk
  • vanilla (to taste)


  • Combine all the ingredients in a small pot to make the aasil, let boil for about 7 minutes. Sit aside let cool.
  • To make Ishtah:
  • In a cup filled with 1/2 cup cold water add the above amount of cornstarch.
  • Stir well.
  • Place 3 cups into a medium pot and add the cornstarch/water mixture to the cold milk and stir well.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Stir frequently and let milk come to a boil.
  • Let milk boil on low until very thick, but pay very careful attention that milk doesnt scorch all the time it is on the stove.
  • Spoon the pudding like cream into small bowls.
  • Let cool.
  • Then place in the refridegerator until firm, approximately 1 1/2 hours.
  • Before serving spoon the aasil over it, about 2-3 Tbsp or more if desired.
  • Enjoy!