The name Ashure comes from the Hebrew Language, Ashura. Ashure is a dessert made in Muslim countries, Turkey being one of them. The dessert is made to celebrate the 10’th day of this special month, Muharram ul Haram in the Hijri calendar. This month is generally celebrated in September which translates to the new year in the Hijri calendar.
In the month of Muharram ul Haram, there are 10 reasons which make it special. These are:
This month which celebrates all these events is handed out this dessert which is made by mixing 9 different ingredients. Once they are made, they are left to cool and then handed out to families and neighbours. Whichever city you are in, in the centrum, the municipality will handout homemade Ashure to the homeless and then to the people who are passing by.
Some Muslims also fast during this month because it is believed to be Sunnet (acts performed by the prophet Muhammet).
Here are the 9 main ingredients used for making this dessert:
The flavour and colour of the dessert can change from who is cooking it. There are no limitations on what you can add to it. Most people add or remove some of the main ingredients to make it as their liking.