Tunisian Masfouf

Sweet Fine Couscous

  • Easy
  • 45min
  • 6 Servings
  • Sweet

When it comes to couscous, there are a thousand and one ways to prepare it. Tunisian masfouf is a sweet couscous with fine grains. It is usually prepared during the holy month of Ramadan.


  • 500g of fine couscous
  • 150g of soft butter
  • 4 to 5 table spoons of sugar
  • 20cl of warm water
  • Nuts and Dates
  • Wet the fine couscous with warm water and mix well so that the grains don't stick together.
  • Steam the couscous during 30 minutes.
  • When ready and still hot, put the soft butter on the couscous and mix until it is totally absorbed then add sugar.
  • The masfouf is ready. It is usually decorated with nuts and dates. You can also enjoy it with grenade, grapes or dried raisins.