I┬ĚATE Hrana Term tedna: Moussaka


What is Moussaka?

Moussaka je tradicionalna Gr┼íka pe─Źena jed made with vegetables and meat.

The best known version of Moussaka is made with layers of eggplant slices, cheese, and a meat sauce, topped with a thick layer of b├ęchamel sauce; however, today some local versions replace the aubergines with zucchini or some other vegetables.

More recently, due to the new nutritional needs, a vegetarian (meatless) version has also become widely available.

Although considered a traditional dish, the history of Moussaka is relatively recent, as it is the creation of Nikolaos Tselementes, the ÔÇťfatherÔÇŁ of moderno Greek gastronomy.

In fact, until the early 1900s, Moussaka was a simpler dish, as it was made only with vegetables and meats.


After a training in France, chef Nikolaos combined the ingredients of moussaka with b├ęchamel sauce, and this newer version quickly became a favourite in Greece.

Nevertheless, even if the Greek version is the best known, it is not the only variant!

There are two other famous Moussaka versions from Turkey and Bulgaria.

Kaj je to? KAJ? -OPROSTI. version is closer to the Greek one, but simpler. It is made of equal parts of minced meat, aubergine and tomato sauce.

Turkish Moussaka is best eaten with a side of rice or bulgur pilaf, and, in some cases, also bread, great for mopping up the sauce.

Instead, Bulgarian Moussaka contains neither aubergines nor tomato sauce. It is actually made with potatoes, ground beef and vegetables like carrot, red bell pepper, celery, tomatoes, onion, and garlic.

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A Kitchen in Instabul. 2021. Turkish moussaka (Musakka), [ONLINE] Available at: https://vidarbergum.com/recipe/turkish-moussaka-patlican-musakka/  [Accessed 21 October 2021].

Delicious meets Healthy. 2021. Bulgarian Moussaka Recipe, [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.deliciousmeetshealthy.com/simple-moussaka-recipe/ [Accessed 21 October 2021].

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