Turkish Asure/Asurah/Noah's Pudding
It is very common to cook asure in Turkiye in the first month of lunar calendar.
The story of this desert is as follows: When Prophet Noah’s ark came to rest on
It is believed that cooking asure will bring blessings to the household during that year.
We share it with neighbors and friends as much as possible and spread the joy!
Of course you can prepare and enjoy it anytime you want so I picked "asure"as my recipe for "Turkish Night"!
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Here is a basic recipe:
1 cup* wheat,
1 cup chick peas,
1 cup garbanzo beans,
1 cup raisins,
5 cups sugar, water (enough to cover)
Dried apricots, figs, or any dry fruit and nuts as desired
Apple,orange,orange peels if desired
Topping: walnuts, cinnamon,almonds,pomegranate etc
*Actually the amount and ingredient totally depend on your choice. The more types of ingredients you have ,the richer you asure is :) "40" is believed to be the critical number such that if you have 40 types of ingredients, it is the best ;) So do not limit yourself!
How to prepare Asure /Noah's Pudding?
Boil them in seperate pans. (You can use canned chick peas and beans).
After they are cooked ,mix them in one big pot and add dry fruits and nuts that remained in water for while and cut into small pieces.
Add to mixture along with sugar and boil for additional 10-15 minutes.
Serve with toppings
*You can add more/less water and/or sugar depending on your preference