This is a traditional Turkish dessert with rich ingredients which is cooked especially for Eids, delicious for real!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 1 hrs 55 mins
12 servings


For the Pudding:

  • ½ cup dry garbanzo beans

  • ½ cup dry white beans

  • 2 cups fine bulgur

  • ½ cup raisins

  • 15 cups water

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • ¼ cup dried apricots

  • ¼ cup orange peel, chopped

  • 5 whole cloves

For Garnish:

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachio nuts

  • 2 tablespoons dried currants

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Place the garbanzo beans, white beans, bulgur, and raisins in separate bowls and add water to cover. Let stand overnight.

  2. The next day, combine the garbanzo beans and white beans in a saucepan with water to cover. Bring the water to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until the beans are tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

  3. Drain the wheat and transfer it to a large saucepan. Add the 15 cups water (3 quarts plus 3 cups) and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes, skimming and discarding any foam that appears.

  4. When the wheat has thickened, stir in the sugar and bring the mixture to a boil. Drain the cooked beans and add them to the wheat mixture. Stir in the raisins, apricots, orange peel, and cloves. Reduce the heat and simmer until the mixture thickens and the fruit is tender, about 15 minutes.

  5. Pour the pudding into individual serving bowls. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds, chopped walnuts, chopped pistachios, currants, and cinnamon. Allow the pudding to cool and then serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

390 Calories
3g Fat
88g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 390
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 88g 32%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 57g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 447mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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