A is for Armenian Lamb Casserole (Armenia)
The 26 traditional Indian dishes predictably hovered around spicy curries, finally leaving me with too much spice to handle at times. That is when global cuisines come to the rescue. Yet one didn't want to go too far yet, in terms of taste and flavour. This Armenian casserole is full of flavours such as garlic and cumin and allspice, yet is not hot at all, using only black pepper. Tomato puree gives it a familiarity of colour and taste and one has a perfect weekend winner here!
Armenian cuisine belongs to the family of Caucasian cuisines, and has strong ties with Turkish cuisine, Georgian cuisine, Persian cuisine, and Levantine cuisine in general. Historically, there have been mutual influences with all of the above-listed cuisines, though the exact nature of the influences is nebulous due to the dearth of research, political and nationalistic tensions, and the close co-habitation of the Armenian, Turkish, and Iranian people during the past seven centuries. I followed this recipe which was easy and uncomplicated. You can have it with rice or your choice of bread and its a satisfying meal. http://
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