Sarmale cu păsat

Sarmale cu păsat

Stuffed sauerkraut leaves with millet and cornmeal simmered in bors ‘Păsat’ or ‘crupe’ is a stone ground cornmeal milled very coarsely, almost like crushed grains rather than ground. There is not much processing going into it anyway, so all the nutrients and...
Ciulama de ciuperci cu mămăliguţă

Ciulama de ciuperci cu mămăliguţă

Garlic mushrooms in sour cream sauce served with polenta   I adored this dish because it takes very little time to make, hence my mum used to prepare it, when we were too impatient to wait for anything else.   ‘Ciulama’ is usually a white sauce –...
Mâncare de ardei

Mâncare de ardei

Chargrilled peppers with sour cream    This is a summer dish, quick to make and perfect to be cooked outdoors in the summer kitchen. The important thing here is to chargrill the Romano peppers, to bring out their natural sweetness. You can use any sweet peppers,...
Ghiveci- vegetable casserole

Ghiveci- vegetable casserole

You can make this dish with any vegetables that you happen to have in the kitchen. I had cauliflower, aubergines, peppers, French beans and courgettes. The base is made of onions, garlic and tomatoes. The topping is parsley and garlic mixed together, and added at the...
Sauerkraut strudel with caraway seeds

Sauerkraut strudel with caraway seeds

In my family, we love savoury strudels. My mother’s and grandmother’s Transylvanian style of cooking couldn’t have been more delicious than when using sauerkraut. It was almost always paired with caraway seeds, paprika and ground pepper. Sometimes fennel seeds....
Noodles with potatoes and caramelised onions

Noodles with potatoes and caramelised onions

This is a beloved dish from Transylvania, so delicious that you’ll easily forget the amount of carbs that goes into it. Noodle dishes are very popular in this part of the country, and although I don’t know of a name for this dish, apart from the descriptive...