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Tavče gravče

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Tavče gravče (Macedonian: Тавче гравче) or fasoulotavas (Greek: Φασουλοταβάς) is a traditional dish of Republic of Macedonia.[1] It is prepared with fresh beans and it can be found in almost all restaurants in Republic of Macedonia and all over the Macedonian diaspora and Greek diaspora. This meal is cooked and served in a traditional clay made pot. Both names are translated as "Beans on a tava" (Turkish for "frying pan"). Tavče gravče is considered the national dish of the Republic of Macedonia.

Tavče gravče
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Typical Macedonian tavče gravče
Alternative namesFasoulotavas
CourseMain course
Place of originMacedonia (region)
Region or stateTetovo, Polog, Veria
Main ingredientsBeans



The basic ingredients in Tavče gravče are:


The beans are cleaned and then soaked in cold water for 3 hours to become soft. After that they are boiled in a pot. After first boiling, the water is thrown out and replaced with fresh water. Then the onion and the red pepper are added. Apart in a pan, an onion together with the black pepper are fried. When the beans are boiled, they are put in earthenware together with the onion and the red pepper and stirred well. Afterwards, a lid is put on the earthenware and the dish is cooked in an oven at 220 °C. During the baking, the beans are cooked carefully so that they do not become dry.

The earthenware does not just give a traditional look to the meal, but also keeps the beans warm.

The beans may be eaten with different kinds of meat.

Tavče gravče in the Tetovo style is widely known in Macedonia. The Verian style is also famous in Greece.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ΦΑΣΟΥΛΟΤΑΒΑΣ - ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΑ -". (in Greek). Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  2. ^ "Βερροιώτικος Φασουλοταβάς συνταγή από sophia_arien". Cookpad (in Greek). Retrieved 2018-03-29.

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