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Khash


Khash is a winter dish that is typically consumed in Azerbaijan. The dish is considered a delicacy and is often eaten by the wealthy during the winter months. Ingredients typically consist of cow's feet, vinegar, salt, garlic, and lemon juice. Cow's stomach and head may also be included in the recipe. This dish can be eaten alone, but it is usually combined with other foods such as pickles, hot peppers, fresh greens, and cheese.

Khash remains a purist meal with great parsimony in ingredients. The main ingredient in khash is cow's feet although other cow parts, such as the head andstomach (tripe) may also be used. The feet are depilated, cleaned, kept in cold water in order to get rid of bad smell, and boiled in water all night long, until the water has become a thick broth and the meat has separated from the bones. No salt or spices are added during the boiling process. The dish is served hot. One may add salt, garlic, lemon juice, or vinegar according to one's tastes. Dried lavash is often crumbled into the broth to add substance.

Khash is generally served with a variety of other foods, such as hot green and yellow peppers, pickles, radishes, cheese, and freshgreens such as cress. The meal is almost always accompanied by vodka (preferably mulberry vodka) and mineral water.