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Armenian lavash

lavash

Lavash is Armenian thin and soft flatbread, perhaps one of the thinnest flatbreads.

It is by far the most popular type of bread in Armenia and in the Caucasus region, and from there it made its way to Russia. It is nowadays very popular for various healthy wraps.

Lavash is also used at traditional fast-food takeaways: grilled chicken straight off the grill is quite often wrapped in lavash which immediately absorbs its spices and juices. But the most popular lavash fast-food is shawarma – grilled  meat and  chopped fresh vegetables wrapped with lavash. The  wrap is then additionally toasted for a nice crust.

 You can keep lavash in the freezer and thaw the necessary amount of layers right before consumption – it only takes a few minutes.

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Oh my pow! Juicy, hot, crunchy and delicious!Easy bite to decorate the table

Comments (2)

  • David

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    Hi, I’m new to your site, and I think what you’re doing is awesome! I am going to foollw your cooking journey because it is such a great idea. I’m Armenian and I wanted to make one comment about the burger. The lamb and lavash are certainly Armenian but Armenian cuisine definitely does not mix sweet and savory things, like in a chutney. Apricot would just never be served on a burger, sandwich, with onions, coriander, etc. Neither would any other fruit or sweet ingredient. Don’t get me wrong, your chutney actually sounds like it would be quite delicious, but it definitely makes the flavors of the burger be distinctly non-Armenian.If you’re interested, the reason you are finding so many conflicting things online about Armenian cuisine is that some of it is referring to food in the nation of Armenia, and the rest is referring to food made by Armenians living in various Middle Eastern countries. In those countries, Armenian cooking has adapted and taken on many elements of middle eastern cuisine. In Armenia itself, however, the food is very much different than typical middle eastern food, with much more of a Russian and Greek influence than anything else.

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  • My RussianFood.com

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    Hi David, thank you very much for your comments and tips. I am actually going to add information about a few other Armenian products which are popular in Russian, for example bastirma. In the above recipe the garlic sauce is more of an improvisation, I believe the original Armenian sauce has more mystery to it :)

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