Yarpaq Xəngəli (Quru Xəngəl / Süzmə Xəngəl)
Pasta With Ground Meat and Yogurt Topping
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On chilly winter days a few things can be as comforting to Azerbaijanis as gathering around a table to enjoy warm and satisfying pasta dishes, khemir khorekleri (dough dishes), that come in a variety of forms and shapes.
Take khengel, for example. Khengel is a versatile category of pasta dishes that branches out into numerous delectable variations. There is, for instance, yarpag khengeli (leaf shaped khengel), also known as guru khengel (dry khengel) or suzme khengel (drained khengel) – drained pasta in the shape of diamond or square, boiled in salted water, drained and topped with meaty or meatless additions. Or, when squares of pasta are cooked in a flavored broth and served as a nourishing hearty soup, it becomes sulu khengel (brothy khengel). There is also khengel that comes in the shape of half-moons stuffed with either meat (et khengeli), with farmer cheese (shor khengeli), or butternut squash (gabag khengeli) – staples of the northwest – boiled in salted water and served with butter and piquant sauces and condiments, including garlicky yogurt, garlicky vinegar, or hot pepper relish ajika, or even pomegranate juice, to drizzle on top to exalt the taste.
A warming winter comfort food, yarpag khengeli is one of the most popular pasta dishes from the versatile khengelcategory. In this dish, drained square or diamond shaped pasta leaves (yarpag means “leaf” in Azeri) are piled onto serving plates, drizzled with butter, then topped with delicious shallow-fried ground meat and kicky garlicky yogurt sauce. In a variation of this recipe, the pasta is topped with soghancha, fried onion or soghancha-gayganag, fried onion with scrambled eggs.