Albanian Tave Kosi Delight

Albanian Tave Kosi Delight—a dish that embodies the essence of Albanian comfort cuisine. Picture tender lamb or chicken baked to perfection in a luscious yogurt and egg sauce, creating a harmony of flavors that dance on your taste buds.


  • 1.5 lbs lamb or chicken, cut into pieces
  • 3 cups plain yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Fresh mint for garnish
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Prepare the Meat:
    1. In a skillet, brown the lamb or chicken pieces over medium heat until they are golden brown on all sides. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Sauté the Onion:
    1. In the same skillet, sauté the finely chopped onion in butter until it becomes translucent.
  4. Layer the Meat:
    1. Place the browned meat at the bottom of a baking dish, creating an even layer.
  5. Make the Yogurt and Egg Mixture:
    1. In a bowl, whisk together yogurt, eggs, and rice flour until well combined. Season with salt and black pepper.
  6. Pour Over the Meat:
    1. Pour the yogurt and egg mixture over the meat in the baking dish, ensuring an even distribution.
  7. Bake to Perfection:
    1. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the Tave Kosi is set.
  8. Garnish and Serve:
    1. Garnish with fresh mint and serve the Tave Kosi hot, allowing the rich flavors of this Albanian delight to take center stage in your culinary experience.

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