Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cogîrle- Steamed Rolls and Potato Pot


One of the Moldovan fussy dishes- so much so that in my mom's village they ask the picky eater "maybe it is cogîrle that you desire?"- on a sarcastic tone, of course. Well, after getting a taste of other cuisines and their ways of cooking, I do not see too much fuss about them, but I understand the ever so busy lady of Moldova, who has a job, a family to feed, laundry to do (often by hand), and land to work on, a house to keep (spotless)-add to it the hungry animals and maybe a hubby in the bar ;)-to be fetched home...

The rolls dough is made of plain flour and water (add an egg if you will,- just like pasta dough), the rolls stuffed ( or smudged) with fetta cheese and mashed potatoes (or either of them)- sometimes without anything,  just plain, oiled and rolled. Placed on a bed of potatoes 
(or a blend of root veggies)and stock to just cover the veggies - the rest is the magic of the steam- keep the lid tight on!





10 comments :

aipi said...

That sounds like such a comfort meal..loved each n every element in the dish!
Thanks for sharing this authentic recipe ..


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sangeeta said...

This is fabulous Adelina...i am going to try this as steamed dumpling kinda things are all my favorite and these have some cheesy goodness rolled inside ...:)

Priya said...

Would have tastes fabulous na, wat a complete food, quite new for me..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...love this version...looks extremely yum...

Prathima Rao said...

What a delicious dish!! Never tried anything like it..Healthy & filling too :)
Prathima Rao
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alison said...

suna bine,chiar nu am auzit de ele!:)

Swathi said...

Delicious , love steamed food, this one sure i will try to make them.

Alessandra said...

Wow, this looks great, perfect for a cold evening ;-)

ciao
A.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Such an easy and delicious looking treat, Adelina! Would love to try them soon.

Now Serving said...

Hi first time here, As you can tell, I scrolled down your home page and I am massively impressed with your soups, cake and laddos :) Happy to follow your recipes - Hope you will stop by my blog and feel likewise :)
btw, also like your blog name :)
cheers, Priya

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