Tave kosi ( Baked Lamb and Yoghurt )

Tave kosi ( Baked Lamb and Yoghurt ) - Albanian cuisine


  • 700 g lamb
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of rice
  • Salt and Pepper


For the Yoghurt Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 900 g yoghurt
  • Salt and Pepper



  1. Cut the meat in 4 serving pieces, sprikle each piece with salt and pepper, then bake in a moderately heated oven with half the butter, sprinkling the meat with its gravy now and then.
  2. When the meat is half-baked, add the rice, then remove the baking pan from the oven and leave it aside while you prepare the yoghurt sauce.
  3. Sauté flour in butter until mixed thoroughly.
  4. Mix the yoghurt with salt, pepper and eggs until you obtain a uniform mixture, finally stir in the flour.
  5. Put the sauce mixture in the baking pan, sauté it with the meat pieces and bake it at 190°C for about 45 minutes. Serve it hot.


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