Recipes

Ingredients: 6 eggs, beaten 2 cups sugar 1 quart plain white yogurt or madzoon 1/2 pound butter 1 cup flour 2 cups farina 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup brandy   Syrup: 5 cups sugar 5 cups water Boil sugar[...]

Anooshabour means “sweet soup” in Armenian. ”That’s the legend that Armenians recall on their Christmas, January 6, as they eat ‘sweet soup’ in thanksgiving,” wrote reporter Nancy Ayer in the Detroit Free Press in[...]

Sonia Tashjian, a noted Armenian food expert and cooking enthusiast, is a never-ending source of interesting, delicious, and easy-to-prepare recipes from numerous Armenian regions. Here is a tasty dish which Sonia was kind enough to share[...]

Armenian Khash (or pacha) is a traditional winter dish, and one of the tastiest Armenian national dishes. This distinctive soup has an interesting tradition of preparation, and also a unique way of eating․ “A recipe for the Armenian[...]

Ingredients: 2 cups shredded zucchini (from about 2 medium zucchini) 2 cups flour 3 large eggs, beaten 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon[...]

When it comes to making stuffed grape leaves (“yalanchi”), most Armenian families have their own unique recipes. Robyn Kalajian at thearmeniankitchen.com reports that Vivian Vezirian-Hovsepsian, a cousin from the ‘Dikranagerdsi’[...]

Variations of this delicious appetizer dish are popular throughout the Mediterranean region.  We like the thick, creamy texture of yogurt in this version.  Letting the dip stand before refrigerating it allows flavors to meld. Serves 4 to[...]

Ingredients: 2 lbs. stew meat (beef or lamb) 2 large cloves garlic, chopped 1 large onion, sliced 1 small can tomato sauce 3-4 cups chicken or vegetable broth or water 1/2 cup zezads (also known as wheat berries or whole wheat kernels) 2[...]

Ingredients: 3 pounds white fish, any kind 2 medium yellow onions, sliced or chopped 3 medium tomatoes, seeded, chopped or 1 1/2 cups crushed canned tomatoes, drained 2-3 large cloves garlic, minced 3-4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2[...]

Yield: About 45 pieces. Ingredients: 4 cups flour 1 cube butter at room temperature (Note: 1 cube is equivalent to 1 stick or 1/2 cup) 3/4 cup shortening 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 dry yeast cake, dissolved in warm water (Note: 1 dry yeast cake[...]

Arousiak Avedyan says this traditional Armenian recipe for grape leaves (“yalanchi”) stuffed with a tantalizing mixture of onions, rice and dill is an Avedyan family favorite. She says “delicious” is the only word to describe these[...]