Sunday, February 3, 2008


2 cups wheat kernels
1/2 cup rice
2-3 grated orange peel
20 dried apricots
1/2 cup raisins
6-7 dried figs
6 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried white beans
1/2 cup chickpeas

Wash the wheat and rice well. Put in a large pot. Add 4 liters water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Boil the mix. After boiling, cook for another 15 minutes. Turn off the heat. Cover to make sure the wheat and rice to absorb the water till morning. Also wash beans and chickpeas and then soak them in 1 cup of water in a small saucepan separately overnight.
Next day, boil dried beans and chickpeas individually.
Cook 15 minutes the orange peel, raisins, small chopped apricots and figs in 6 cups of water in a large pan. Then add wheat and rice that are soaked overnight to this mix.
Stir regularly. After boiling, add sugar dried beans and chickpeas. Cook them for 15-20 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Pour into dessert cups. Garnish with chopped walnuts, cinnamon, pomegranate pits, currant, almond and pine nuts. Serve warm or cold.

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