• Egyptian Ashora (Whole Wheat Pudding) Recipe

“Ashora – عاشوراء” is a traditional Islamic day. The word “Ashora” means “10,” denoting the date of the month of Moharram in the Islamic Lunar Calendar. Ashura reminds Muslims of the sacrifices the Prophet’s family made for mankind. Ashura is marked by fasting and by the donation and sharing of food and sweets as an act of communion. To Muslims it is a day of atonement. Some choose to fast for two days, as the Prophet Muhammad did when he observed Jews doing the same for their Day of Atonement.

The Egyptian Ashora Recipe ( whole wheat pudding is) here is slightly altered with healthier choices, it is a very popular recipe  in Egypt. Enjoy it with our healthy twist.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wheat, grains
  • 3 cups skimmed milk
  • 3 teaspoons starch
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup of brown sugar (optional)
  • Nuts, almonds, coconut (shredded)
  • Cinnamon

Directions

  • Boil the wheat grains in water and leave it overnight to cool down so that the grains can absorb all the water.
  • Add the milk, sugar, vanilla and heat up until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Dissolve the starch in a 1/2 cup of cold milk, then add to the other mixture, boil altogether.
  • Pour into your serving cups and leave to cool, you can serve them as soon as they are just warm.
  • Sprinkle nuts and some cinnamon to taste.

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