An ancient recipe probably as old as Armenia herself!
• 1 cup whole wheat kernels [zezads]
• 2 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey
• 1/2 cube butter
• 1 tsp. paprika
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 4 cups chicken broth
• 4 cups boiling water
• Wash the zezads and soak overnight in hot water. Keep in a warm place, preferably covered. Pour off water.
• Add the shredded meat to the chicken broth and boiling water and cook slowly until all the liquid is absorbed. Then add salt and pepper and beat the mixture until it becomes smooth like a well cooked mush. Add more water if necessary to make the mixture smooth. Melt the butter with the paprika and pour over each serving.
Note** Lamb or beef roast can be shredded and used in place of poultry.