- 100g of wheat,
- 100g of small white beans,
- 100g of chickpeas,
- 100g of peeled fava beans (available in oriental shops)
- 0.5-1l almond milk (vegan version) or whole milk (vegetarian version)
- 2-4 tsp aniseed grains
- 1⁄2-1 tsp cinnamon powder
- dried fruits, preferably light varieties such as apricots, sultanas, figs, light dates etc…
- nut mixture, chopped into small pieces.
- organic agave syrup or honey, or simply sugar! Or also with homemade syrup.
- Soak then cook the beans separately because of the different cooking points!
- Boil wheat with about 4 times the cooking water until al dente, then remove from heat and wrap in towels while still hot and leave to soak for a few hours (this will make it soft but not fall apart!).
- Cook the chickpeas until soft. Then drain the water (tip: you can use the water in the same way you would cream to make a delicious chocolate mousse!).
- Cook white beans until slightly al dente.
- Cook shelled fava beans until slightly al dente.
- When all the pulses are ready, put them into a larger pot, add 0.5-1l almond milk or whole milk little by little. Consistency must be like stew, not too runny!
- To this add approx. 2-4 tsp aniseed grains (according to taste) and 1⁄2-1 tsp cinnamon powder, also according to taste.
- Once brought to a boil, while stirring constantly and it is ready. While still hot, add finely chopped dried fruits, preferably light varieties such as apricots, sultanas, figs, light dates etc… and nut mixture, chopped into small pieces.
- Sweeten according to taste with organic agave syrup or honey, simply sugar or with homemade syrup. Done!
PS: I sweetened it with typical Arabic syrup in addition to the agave syrup! Syrup (hangover in
Arabic) is made as follows:
- Sugar 200g water 100ml, bring both together to boil, then put in: a few drops of lemon, a couple of drops of orange blossom water, a couple of drops of rose water, bring to boil for 1 minute, done.
- Leave to cool. The consistency should be like liquid honey. Sweeten to taste.
PS2: you can also play with the taste: either anise and cinnamon and neutral sweetness, or
sweeten with just the sirop, or both! The mixture of cinnamon, aniseed, orange blossom and
rose water goes well together.
Story behind the recipe
Pulses with wheat, beans, dried fruits and nuts, cinnamon, aniseed.