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Serveral glass bowls of Ashure garnished with cinnamon, raisins and nurs on a blur and brown table.
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Ashura Recipe

A traditional rich and festive dessert made throughout the Mediterranean region.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 143.4kcal
Author: Amira


  • 1 cup pelted wheat.
  • 5 cups water.
  • 5 cup of milk divided.
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar or to taste. Note1
  • 3 Tbs cornstarch.
  • For flavors: Use either of vanilla extract orange blossom water, rose water or any flavor you like for your pudding.
  • For garnish:
  • use coconut flakes raisins, dried cranberries, nuts, ground cinnamon or dried fruits.


  • Start by rinsing the wheat very well and picking any debris that might be in there. Place in a pot then cover with cold water, bring to boil then reduce heat and let it cook for about 45 minutes until the wheat is cooked.
  • Do not drain. Pour 4 and 1/2 cups of milk in then add sugar and you flavoring extract to the wheat, stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Dissolve cornstarch in the remaining half cup of cold milk then add to the pot. Keep on stirring for about 10 more minutes until it thickened.
  • Remove from heat, let it set for 5 minutes then place the mixture in the serving plates.
  • Garnish with cinnamon,nuts,raisins whatever you like. Refrigerate or keep it to cool on your kitchen counter and enjoy.


Note1: I grew up in a home the loves sweet Ashura so if you think 1/2 a cup od sugar is too much for you start with 1/4th cup and taste as you go.
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Calories: 143.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.9g | Protein: 5.5g | Sodium: 72.9mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 16.2g | Vitamin A: 4.6IU | Calcium: 14.2mg