Ashura/عَاشُورَاء is a popular Arab and Turkish dessert. It is believed to be the dish that Nuh/نُوْحٌ (Noah) and his family ate on the day the Ark landed on Mount Arrarat after the flood. It’s ingredients – grains, nuts, and dried fruits – are supposed to have been the only food left on the ark after the long journey. This is a recipe from a website called Arab America.
The word Ashura/عَاشُورَاء means “tenth” and refers to the tenth day of the month. According to the Quran/القرآن God split the Red Sea on the tenth day to save Musa/موسی ابن عمران (Moses) and his people. For Shia Muslims the day is mostly remembered for the Battle of Karbala and the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali.
Turkey / Armenia; 7. Century AD; Islamic; Food; Mountain: Ararat