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  • Armenia,  Meat and Poultry,  Recipes,  Winter

    Armenian Pelmeni

    emointhekitchen Dumplings are a beloved food that transcends borders and cultures. Many nations have their variation of this dish, prepared on the same principle as dumplings. There is a debate about the origins of dumplings, whether they came from the Urals or Siberia. Regardless of their origin, one thing is certain – dumplings hold a special place in the culinary traditions of various countries. In Russia, people consider pelmeni as “the heart of Russian cuisine,” and it is a popular choice for dumpling lovers. China has its version called jiaozi or wonton, while Nepal and Tibet offer momo as their variant of dumplings. In Turkey, and Kazakhstan it is manti,…

  • Armenia,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff

    Ecler dessert

    emointhekitchen This French dessert has long been “naturalized” in Armenia and is a frequent participant in any celebration—sweetened sugar balls, known as choux, filled with cream. Ecler (Eclair) is one of the best gifts of French cuisine for those with a sweet tooth. The author of the eclair is the famous French chef Marie Antoine Carem. Translated from French, éclair means lightning. And that’s why we eat these delicious desserts at lightning speed. If you find yourself in Armenia, be sure to try the Ecler dessert for a taste of French-inspired pastry with an Armenian twist. Whether you enjoy it as a midday snack or a dessert after a delicious…

  • Armenia,  Azerbaijan,  Georgia,  Meat and Poultry,  Recipes,  Russia

    Khinkali (caucasian dumpling)

    emointhekitchen The Caucasus is a region that includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and parts of Russia. Khinkali, the delectable Caucasian dumpling, is a culinary delight that is sure to bring joy and satisfaction. These dumplings are a delicious example of Caucasus cuisine. But what truly sets Khinkali apart is the unique way people eat it. Traditionally, you hold the dumpling by its topknot and take a small bite out of the side. As you savour the flavours of the filling, they release the juicy broth inside, creating an explosion of taste in your mouth. In the Caucasus, it is widespread etiquette to use only bare hands when eating these dumplings. Using…

  • Armenia,  Recipes,  Salads,  Vegetarian

    Tomatoes stuffed with cheese

    emointhekitchen Armenia never disappoints when it comes to its delicious cuisine. Whether you are a foodie or just someone who likes good food, the flavours and dishes of Armenia are sure to leave you satisfied. One dish you definitely have to try is stuffed tomatoes. I filled these juicy tomatoes with a spicy mixture and fresh curd that creates flavours with every bite. You will need: 2 tomatoes fresh cottage cheese cheddar cheese cucumber basil Procedure: Remove the tomato stems and wash them thoroughly. Then use a sharp knife to cut the top of the tomatoes (try to make a zigzag shape). Scoop out the inside of the tomatoes with…

  • Armenia,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff

    Armenian ‘Bird Milk’ Cake

    emointhekitchen Known for its irresistible taste and creamy texture, this cake will surely bring a smile and a twinkle to your taste buds. Generations in Armenia have passed down Armenian Bird Milk Cake, a culinary masterpiece. The name itself is as whimsical as the cake, evoking images of birds fluttering in the sky and the delicate touch of their feathers. It is relatively unknown why is called that. It has nothing to do with the Soviet bird’s milk. It reminds me of Medovník. You will need: for the cream: 250 grams butter  sugar 1 cup of milk Vanilla extract 1 ½ tbs flour 1 ½ tbs cornstarch for the dough:…

  • Armenia,  Indian summer,  Recipes,  Salads,  Vegetarian

    Carrot salad

    emointhekitchen Nothing beats a hearty Armenian carrot salad to start your day off right. They packed this dish with nutritious ingredients like carrots, walnuts, and sour cream, and it’s hearty enough to keep you full until lunch. Plus, it’s so easy you can have it on your desk in no time. If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy way to start your day, look no further than this Armenian Carrot Salad. It will definitely become a breakfast staple in your household. You will need: 2 large carrots 1 clove of garlic salt, pepper, parsley, coriander (optional) 1 sour cream 50 g walnuts Procedure: Grate the carrot coarsely, chop the…

  • Armenia,  Greece,  Israel,  Recipes,  Turkey,  Vegetarian

    İmam bayıldı

    emointhekitchen Oh my goodness, have you ever heard of “İmam Bayıldı”?And the best part? It’s super easy to make! İmam bayıldı (“the imam fainted”) is a dish in Ottoman cuisine consisting of whole aubergines stuffed with onions, garlic and tomatoes and stewed in olive oil. Aubergines were introduced into Turkish cuisine during the Seljuk period by the Arabs and within a few years became one of the most beloved vegetables of Ottoman cuisine. The first recipe for the olive oil-based dish was published in “Melceü’t Tabbahin” by Mehmet Kamil in 1844. It is no surprise that the meatless dish became popular throughout the region and even reached Greece. The name…

  • Armenia,  Recipes,  Starters and Snacks

    Omelette in Basturma

    emointhekitchen Basturma is a traditional dried beef that’s been seasoned and cured with a mouthwatering blend of spices. It’s like a flavour explosion in your mouth! The process of making basturma involves marinating the beef in a mixture of garlic, cayenne pepper, paprika, and other secret spices, before drying and ageing it for several weeks. The result is a tender, flavorful meat that’s perfect for snacking on its own or adding to sandwiches and salads. In Armenia, basturma is a beloved staple and an integral part of their culinary heritage. It’s often enjoyed with a side of fresh bread, cheese, and pickles. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll be…

  • Armenia,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff,  Vegetarian

    Cigarettes cookies

    emointhekitchen If you’re looking for a delicious and unique cookie recipe, look no further than Armenian cigarettes cookies (Սիգարետ Թխվածքաբլիթներ). These cookies are made with a combination of flour, sugar, and spices, and they are rolled into thin cylinders that resemble cigarettes. Cookies are perfect for any occasion, and they are sure to be a hit with your guests. Whether you’re serving them at a holiday party or giving them as a gift, these cookies are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face and are a delicious and easy treat. With just a few ingredients, you can create a tasty batch of cookies that everyone will love. Soft and…

  • Armenia,  Recipes,  Summer,  Vegetarian

    Summer tolma with rice (Amarain pasuc tolma)

    emointhekitchen Summer is the perfect time to indulge in delicious vegetarian dishes, and one of my favourites is tolma with rice! This mouth-watering dish is packed with flavour and is a staple in Armenian cuisine. It’s a perfect addition to any summer meal, and it’s a great way to get your daily dose of vegetables. You will need: 4-5 tomatoes 2 peppers 1 cup of rice 2 cups of water 1 teaspoon of salt a pinch of pepper bunch of fresh parsley, finely chopped 2 onions Procedure: Fry the onion in oil, add rice, parsley and all the spices, one cup of water and cook. When the water is absorbed,…