Ashura (Aşure) Recipe: How to Make Ashura?
- 250 grams of wheat
- 4.5 liters of hot water
- 100 grams of rice
- 1 orange peel (cut into small cubes)
- 1 lemon peel (cut into small cubes)
- 2 medium-sized apples (peeled, diced)
- 4 tablespoons of raisins
- 1 cup of dried beans
- 1 cup of chickpeas
- 1/2 cup of raw almonds
- 2 tablespoons of currants
- 1 handful of hazelnuts
- 1 handful of walnuts
- 10 dried apricots (diced)
- 900 grams of granulated sugar
- 10 carnations
- 1 cup of water (to cook with cloves in a coffee pot)
- 1 pomegranate (extracted)
- 1/2 cup pistachio powder
- 1/2 cup of net pistachio
- 5 dried figs (sliced)
- 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup of raw almonds
- 1/2 cup of nuts
You can use the apple and orange peel (we do not use the pulp as it dissolves) to increase the variety of Ashura material as desired and to give it a pleasant aroma. Ashura becomes more viscous as it cools and waits. However, if you think the ashes you bought from the stove are dark, you can increase the amount of hot water you will use.
1.- Transfer 250 grams of wheat to a deep and wide saucepan by washing it with plenty of water.
2.- Add 1 liter of hot water, close the lid halfway and cook on low heat for half an hour.
3.- Add 1 liter of water to the wheat that drains the water and continue to cook the wheat over low heat for 1 hour.
4.- After 1 hour, add 100 g of rice, 1 orange and lemon peel and 1.5 liters of water, cover the stove and let it rest for 3 hours at room temperature.
5.- Add 1 liter of hot water to the mixture, which rests for 3 hours at room temperature, and immediately add 2 peeled cubes of chopped apples and 4 tablespoons of raisins and mix well.
6.- Add 1 cup of cooked chickpeas and 1 cup of cooked dry beans to the mixture and mix them with the wooden spoon according to the ingredients you added.
7.- Put half a glass of raw almonds, 2 tablespoons of currants, 1 handful of hazelnuts, walnuts and 10 chopped dried apricots in a saucepan and mix in a row.
8.- After adding 1 cup of water that you boil in a coffee pot with 900 grams of powdered sugar and 10 cloves, cook for half an hour on a low heat, cover the stove, and leave the ashes for about 2 hours to warm up. Of course, don’t forget to stir your ashes from time to time during these two hours. The texture of the Ashura will be watery at first, don’t worry, it will darken over time and will be in full consistency.
9.- After heating the Ashura, use a shovel to put it in the service bowls.
10.- You can decorate the ashes you have divided into bowls with pistachios, pomegranates, sesame seeds, raw almonds, dried figs and all fruits and fruits and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Don’t forget to share your handmade Ashura with your fellow human beings and loved ones. Enjoy your food!