Dessert with Cereals, Dried Fruits and Nuts

Aşure

Preparation info

  • To Serve

    8-10

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Nevin Halici's Turkish Cookbook

By Nevin Halici

Published 1989

  • About

Aşure is a feast day observed on the 10th of Muharram (the first month of the Moslem calendar) to mark Noah’s salvation from the flood. Noah is said to have cooked aşure from the foodstuffs remaining in the ark when the flood subsided. It also marks the martyrdom of the Prophet’s grandsons Hasan and Hüseyin on that day.

Ingredients

Method

Pick over and wash the döğme. Put it in a pan with the water, bring to the boil, take off the heat and leave to soak overnight. Soak the chickpeas, haricot beans and broad beans separately overnight, too, then cook separately in fresh water until tender. Rub the peas and beans to slip off the skins. Soak the rice in water, also overnight, wash in the morning and drain.

Put the sultanas,