ASHOURA (An Egyptian Dessert)

ASHOURA (An Egyptian Dessert)

6 - 8 servings

4 mins


  1. 250 gm whole wheat grains
  2. 250 ml whipping cream
  3. 1000 ml full fat milk, preferably tetra pack
  4. 1 3/4 cup sugar
  5. 4 tbsp cornstarch
  6. 1 tbsp rose water
  7. 1/3 cup golden raisins, seedless
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 4 cups+ 3 cups water
  10. for garnishing
  11. as needed freshly grated coconut
  12. as needed cinnamon powder
  13. as needed pistachios
  14. as needed toasted almond slivers


  1. 1
    Wash and soak whole wheat overnight in 4 cups of water. Drain the water next morning.
  2. 2
    In a pot add the drained wheat along with 3 cups of warm water. Cover and let cook on simmer till the wheat grains are cooked through. Let cool. Do not drain The water.
  3. 3
    In a blender puree I cup of the boiled wheat using the water(as required) it was boiled in.Add he pureed wheat back into the remaining wheat.
  4. 4
    Combine milk, sugar, rose water,vanilla extract,raisins and cornstrach making sure there are no lumps.Add to the wheat and cook,stirring occasionally, until the consistency thickens.
  5. 5
    Pour into individual serving bowls or one big dessert bowl. Let cool completely.Garnish with grated coconut, cinnamon powder, pistachios and toasted almond slivers before serving.
  6. 6
    Can be served warm or cold.