Easter sweet Armenian pilaf with Ararat dried fruits. Since ancient times, Armenians have been preparing a special sweet pilaf Ararat for Easter. This name for the dish is very symbolic, because Ararat is the symbol of Armenia. And the fact that in the last century, at the conclusion of a peace treaty between Armenia and the Republic of Turkey, Ararat remained on Turkish territory, became a tragedy for the Armenians, they have not come to terms with this fact so far, they sing their love for their symbol in songs, write about him poems, and assign his name to delicious dishes. And thanks to the snow-white rice, folded in a slide, Ararat pilaf really strongly resembles the snow-capped peak of the famous mountain.
And dried fruits, simmered in butter or ghee, give the dish a special elegance and festivity. How to cook this magnificent dish, which is considered special in a number of dishes of Armenian cuisine, will be shown by our photos of the step-by-step preparation of sweet pilaf with Ararat dried fruits.
Traditionally, for Easter, Armenian women prepare special dishes symbolizing Christian values, among them sweet fragrant pilaf with Ararat dried fruits. There are several varieties of this magnificent dish, but it is Ararat pilaf that represents the soul of the Armenian people, its values, because Armenians adopted Christianity several centuries earlier than all other peoples.
Each ingredient of this dish has its own symbolic feature, and all together personify the resurrection of Christ. So, rice grains in pilaf represent humanity, and the raisins of those elect who believed in the resurrection of Christ. Each housewife decorates the dish in her own way to her taste, it can be dates, and prunes, some fruits, nuts. But the principle is always the same - snow-white rice and fragrant dried fruits. To give rice a special whiteness, many housewives specially boil it in milk, but this is all individual.
Among the many dishes of Armenian cuisine, Ararat pilaf is especially useful. After all, all its ingredients are prepared separately, do not pass strong heat treatment, all the useful properties of its components remain almost in their original form. Rice does not contain gluten, so it is recommended even for people prone to allergies. Rice is also rich in B vitamins, which is also important for the human nervous system, and, accordingly, is recommended for people prone to diseases of the nervous system.
Also, one of the properties of rice is enveloping, which is very important for the human digestive system and is useful for people with high stomach acidity. Dried fruits are also of great utility, because they are a storehouse of vitamins and minerals for the human body. Dried fruits are rich in iron, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, other micro- and macro-elements necessary for visual impairment, anemia, cardiovascular diseases. Armenian pilaf Ararat is a healthy, tasty and low-calorie dish that will perfectly complement your diet with the necessary elements.