Ashure (Noah's pudding)

    1 day 1 hour 55 min

    This Turkish dessert, also known as Aşure or Noah's Pudding, is traditionally served at Eid celebrations. Soak the grains, beans and raisins overnight.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 100g dry chickpeas
    • 100g dry white beans
    • 280g fine bulgur wheat
    • 70g raisins
    • 600g caster sugar
    • 30g dried apricots
    • 25g chopped orange peel
    • 5 whole cloves
    • To garnish
    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
    • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
    • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
    • 2 tablespoons currants
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr45min  ›  Extra time:1day  ›  Ready in:1day2hr55min 

    1. Place the chickpeas, white beans, bulgur and raisins in separate bowls and add water to cover. Let stand overnight.
    2. The next day, combine the chickpeas and white beans in a saucepan with water to cover. Bring the water to the boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until the beans are tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
    3. Drain the bulgur and transfer it to a large saucepan. Add 3.5 litres water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes, skimming and discarding any foam that appears.
    4. When the bulgur has thickened, stir in the sugar and bring the mixture to the boil. Drain the cooked chickpeas and white beans and add them to the bulgur mixture. Stir in the raisins, apricots, orange peel and cloves. Reduce the heat and simmer until the mixture thickens and the fruit is tender, about 15 minutes.
    5. Pour into individual serving bowls. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds, chopped walnuts, chopped pistachios, currants and cinnamon. Allow to cool and then serve.

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    ok so the day of ashure is coming up this week and since i have never made ashure because my mom or aunt or sister in law makes it i decided to give it a try>>>>>it was very yummy....i have never had this with orange peel so it was a nice touch. I garnished it with pomegranite seeds and ground hazelnuts>>>very good! YOU can also make this with green grapes instead of raisins and also dried figs. Thank you aslicik!  -  12 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    bravo sana!!ben de surekli yapiyorummm..kolay gelsin )))*all in all a good one!*  -  28 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    very nice recipe. I live in the US and wanted to make ashure. I love it. So, I was looking for the ingredients, found them online. Now I can cook more Turkish dishes. I am psyched!  -  25 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)