Ghivetch is a traditional vegetable stew from the Balkans, typically made with a variety of vegetables such as eggplants, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and potatoes. The stew is often served as a main dish, and is typically seasoned with various herbs and spices such as paprika, dill, and parsley, and sometimes also includes meat like beef or pork. Here’s a recipe for you:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lb beef or pork, diced
2 eggplants, diced
2 bell peppers, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
2 potatoes, diced
2 cups beef or chicken broth
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried dill
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened.
Add the beef or pork and cook until browned.
Add the eggplants, bell peppers, tomatoes, and potatoes.
Stir in the beef or chicken broth, paprika, dill, and season with salt and pepper.
Bring the mixture to a simmer and reduce the heat to low.
Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 30-40 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
Remove from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.
Ghivetch is a delicious and hearty stew that is perfect for a comforting meal. The various vegetables and meats make it a nutritious and filling dish. The dish is also very versatile and you can use any vegetables or meat you have on hand. It is also easy to make and you can adjust the seasoning to your taste. Some variations of Ghivetch may include additional ingredients like sour cream, yogurt, or feta cheese. Ghivetch is a perfect dish for cold days and family gatherings.
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