Turkish Noah’s Ark Pudding Asure
Yield 6 servings
3 cups Uncooked whole grain wheat or barley
1,5 cup Canned chickpeas
1,5 cup Canned beans
1/4 cup Rice
3 tbsp Dried currants
3 tbsp Pine nuts
8 Dried apricots, finely chopped
8 Dried figs, finely chopped
3 cups Sugar
2 Cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp Orange zest, optional
1 tbsp Lemon zest, optional
2 tbsp Rose water, optional
Put the barley in a large pot and add enough water to cover it.
Boil it for 10-12 minutes. Let it cool and soak for at least 12 hours.
Once it is fully soaked for half a day, then you can add beans, chickpeas, rice, dried figs, dried apricots, dried raising, and sugar. For freshness, you may add orange zest.
Make sure it contains enough water after adding all these ingredients. Then, start boiling it and keep stirring it until it thickens.
Once the mixture is thick enough and resembles pudding, pour it into bowls and allow it to cool. Cover the bowls and refrigerate for a few hours.
Traditionally, rose water can be used to give it a sweet aroma without adding sugar. And, pomegranate seeds to give it a sour aroma with a charming color. Finally, you can garnish it with cinnamon sticks for an attractive appearance.