Vegetable Stew Recipe - Aylazan- Armenian Cuisine

Vegetable Ragout Recipe – Aylazan – Armenian Cuisine

Vegetable Ragout Recipe

Simple and delicious vegetarian, vegan dish, slow cooked vegetable ragout or stew  . The dish is named Aylazan in Armenian, or as many other Caucasians call it Adjab Sandal.

Funny to say, that I remember how my mom and grandma would make this vegetable ragout, every time they clean and empty out the fridge. In Armenia,when it’s the summertime, everyone’s fridge is always full of different seasonal veggies. And sometimes, when you don’t manage to use everything, while fresh, that’s when this dish is the perfect choice to go with.

Aylazan is a Caucasian dish, and as you would expect, it’s made differently by different people.

I’ll present my Armenian version of this delicious, healthy vegetable ragout recipe.

Vegetable Ragout Recipe - Aylazan - Armenian Cuisine

Hope you try and like it. Would love to hear your feedback. You can always reach me out on my instagram and Facebook pages.

Happy cooking!

Vegetable Ragout Recipe - Aylazan - Armenian Cuisine


Vegetable Ragout Recipe - Aylazan - Armenian Cuisine

2 medium eggplants, peeled, cut into 2” thick circles, I leave a thin strip of skin

*Tip: to remove the bitterness from eggplants, place the peeled slices in cold salted water, I didn’t do it, but would recommend to follow that step, only in case you leave the skin on

1 medium zucchini sliced or cubed into 2” pieces

1 ½ -2 lbs fresh young mini or medium size potatoes, or red, golden potatoes, if potatoes are small, don’t cut , larger ones can be cubed into 3” cubes

1-2 green chili pepper or bell pepper, coarsely chopped, colored bell peppers will work as well

1 onion, sliced into semi circles

1 large carrot, sliced into circles ( or use a handful of mini carrots)

2 large tomatoes, peeled and cubed

2-3 celery sticks, chopped coarsely

3-4 garlic cloves, minced

Good amount of chopped fresh herbs, such as: basil, parsley, dill and cilantro

½ tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp ground coriander

⅓ tsp curry powder

Salt to taste

Vegetable Ragout Recipe - Aylazan - Armenian Cuisine

For tomato sauce (stock)

3-4 tbs olive oil

1-2 tbs red pepper paste

1 tbs tomato paste ( you can use 3-4 tbs tomato sauce, lecho or salsa)

¾ cup water or vegetable broth / stock

Vegetable Ragout Recipe - Aylazan - Armenian Cuisine

Vegetable Ragout Recipe - Aylazan - Armenian Cuisine

Start by peeling, slicing and mincing your veggies, prepare the tomato stock by simply combining all the ingredients in a cup

In a large deep pot combine vegetables in following order:

Potatoes, carrots, celery, eggplants, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, garlic

Season with all the spices, except for the salt

Pour the tomato stock over the arranged veggies

Cover the lid and cook over medium to low heat, 35-45 minutes

Vegetable Ragout Recipe - Aylazan - Armenian Cuisine

Remove the lid, add the salt and herbs, stir, cover the lid and allow to cook until all potatoes are fully cooked

Allow to set 10-15 minute and serve

Bon appetit!

Բարի Ախորժակ!

Vegetable Ragout Recipe - Aylazan - Armenian Cuisine


  1. Parev Heghineh jan, I made your recipe yesterday Aylazan and everybody loved it, even my 14 years old daughter who is a picky one. Very happy for the results. This recipe is a keeper. I have tried many of your recipes like ponchik, adjaragan cheese bread and more. I am a big fan of you. God bless you and your beautiful family. Thank you for sharing your great recipes.

    • Barev Sona jan,
      I’m glad you like my recipes.Anush lini !
      Thank you too for your kind words and for following my channel.
      All the best to you and your family!

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