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Emointhekitchen
  • 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,  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,…