Tuesday, December 22, 2009



This is a very traditional Turkish dessert with a history behind it. You can check the historical part out from here and here.

  • 1 cup of uncooked whole wheat
  • 1/2 cup of uncooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup of uncooked kidney beans
  • 1/3 cup of uncooked rice
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 10 dried figs
  • 15 dried apricots
  • zest of an orange
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
Soak wheat, chickpeas, and kidney beans in different cups for 10 hours over night.
Next day, drain the water of beans and take them different pots. Add 6 cups of boiling water to the wheat, 2 cups of boiling water to the chickpeas, and 2 cups of boiling water to the kidney beans. Bring the them to boil and turn the heats down to low.Cook wheat around 2 hours or until it is mushy. Add 1/3 cup of rice and 2 cups boiling water to the wheat's pot. Cook it until rice is soft. Add boiling water if necessary. Cook chickpeas and kidney beans until they are soft. Add chickpeas and kidney bean to the wheat's pot. Chop figs and apricot. Add orange zest,raisins, figs, and apricots. Stir, cook until fruits are soft around 10 minutes. Add sugar to the pot and turn the heat off.
With these ingredients, you will have a big pot full of pudding. 
Apportion the pudding into small serving dishes and serve it warm or cold. Could be decorated with walnut, cinnamon, pomegranate, hazelnut, almond, pistachio, sesame seeds, etc.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A very original dessert! Really interesting and surely delicious!



Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home said...

This has to be one of the most interesting desserts I have ever seen! Thank you for posting the links with historical information. Your blog is so fascinating - great recipes!

Nar said...

This is one of my favorite Turkish desserts! I haven't tried to make it myself, but I plan to. Thanks for the recipe. :)

tasteofbeirut said...

Since we are celebrating Ashura in Lebanon tomorrow I am sure a lot of people will be making it here, some savory some sweet, depending on their confession.

My Turkish Kitchen said...

Thank you for your kind comments.

Aysegul - nysdelight said...

This is delicious!Allah kabul etsin Iffetcim.

My Turkish Kitchen said...

Tesekkur ederim Aysegul, amin.

Sophie said...

Very yummm!!!

Sophie said...

Yummmm! I love it!