Unraveling the Legend of Ashura

Ashura, also known as Noah’s Pudding, holds a significant place in Turkish culinary heritage. This traditional pudding, crafted with a medley of ingredients like wheat, barley, legumes, dried fruits, and nuts, carries a rich history intertwined with the tale of Noah and the Ark.

According to the age-old legend, as Noah and his family disembarked from the Ark after the Great Flood, they found themselves with meager provisions. In the act of resourcefulness, they gathered the remaining food and transformed it into a healthy pudding. This concoction, now known as Ashura, symbolizes resilience, hope, and the promise of new beginnings.

For centuries, Ashura has been an integral part of Turkish culture. It holds particular significance on the 10th day of Muharram, which marks the Day of Ashura and commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the revered Prophet Muhammad. This solemn occasion is revered, and Ashura serves as a customary culinary tribute.

According to the age-old legend, as Noah and his family disembarked from the Ark after the Great Flood, they found themselves with meager provisions. In the act of resourcefulness, they gathered the remaining food and transformed it into a healthy pudding. This concoction, now known as Ashura, symbolizes resilience, hope, and the promise of new beginnings.

Noah’s Ark

HAFIZ MUSTAFA 1864 

Ashura Nuts

HAFIZ MUSTAFA 1864

Beyond its religious importance, Ashura has gained popularity as a delectable dessert. It graces the tables of joyous celebrations, such as weddings and birthdays, adding a touch of sweetness and cultural charm. Additionally, during the month of Muharram, it is a cherished tradition to share Ashura with friends and family as a gesture of love and unity.

We have proudly crafted Ashura for over a century and a half at Hafiz Mustafa. Our commitment to excellence drives us to utilize only the freshest ingredients, ensuring a delectable and nutritious dessert. Our Ashura is meticulously prepared, incorporating whole wheat, barley, chickpeas, dried fruits, and nuts. To enhance the flavor, we delicately sweeten the pudding with beetroot

Indulging in our Ashura means savoring a wholesome dessert that combines history, culture, and delightful flavors. It serves as a reminder of the enduring power of hope, the importance of communal bonds, and the joyous moments shared with loved ones. Whether for a special occasion or a simple gathering, Hafiz Mustafa’s Ashura encapsulates the essence of tradition and the pleasures of Turkish cuisine.