The traditions of Armenian cuisine saved Since the dawncenturies. Experts believe that 2,500 years ago the Armenians already knew how to bake bread. The nuances of cooking Armenian food are observed today. Dishes Armenia are complex and time-consuming preparation technology. Most of them require whipping and stuffing. Many dishes are prepared in parts, which are then combined into one.
The main food of Armenians referspita. This is the bread, which is baked on the walls of a round clay hearth or tandoor. In such a stove locals smoked fish and poultry, make porridge and baked vegetables. The Armenian cuisine has a different composition dishes with a complex aroma and flavor range. They are prepared from products grown on the territory of Ararat valley and the Armenian highlands. Cooks actively use spices: coriander, black pepper, basil, tarragon, garlic, thyme, onion. Food RA, generally have more acute. The confectionery add cardamom, saffron, cinnamon, vanilla and cloves. Much attention is paid residents of Armenia Fruits and Vegetables. They are used fresh, dried, marinated and pickled. They are added to the first and second courses. From vegetables popular cabbage, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, spinach, sorrel, squash and others. The dishes with meat and fish added fruit. For example, lemon, quince, plum, dried apricots, raisins and pomegranate.
The most common dishes
The most popular meat dishes includekhorovats (kind of kebab), iki-bir (skewers of sheep's tail fat and beef), kyufta (meat balls), dolma, kololak (meatballs), and others. From soups Armenians prefer bozbash. They are made out of sheep brisket, vegetables and fruits. They also prepare cereal soups with vegetables, laying them rice, sauerkraut, beet tops, raisins, nuts, dried apricots. Because they use grain barley, millet, rice, wheat, beans. Dairy products is given a place of honor in the national cuisine. They are used as components in complex food, as well as in a pure form. Armenians are preparing a variety of cheeses, fermented milk drink Tan, chortan paste and other products. Cheese is the pride of the people. They are made from goat, cow and sheep milk. They are produced salted, fresh or smoked. Cheese wrapped with vegetables and greens in a pita, is a very simple snack. An important component of the Armenian table is matsyun - a fermented milk product. On this basis, in the hot season cook hodgepodge. In winter, this product makes hot soup.