Harissa is one of the tastiest and most favourite traditional dishes in Armenia. Besides being too delicious, Harissa is also a symbol of Armenian strength because of the prehistory of its origin.
The origin or Harissa
Many people make sure that the history of Harissa origin goes back to 1915 when the Turkish government was massacring Armenians, trying to solve Armenian question by a genocide.
A small town in Armenia named Musaler was fighting for 40 days in order not to be killed and when the chicken was nearly over people put Korkot (a special type of wheat) together with chicken to survive. Armenians survived and the fantastic dish named Harissa became a traditional Armenian dish!
What is Armenian Harissa?
Armenian Harissa is a thick porridge prepared with Korkot (a roasted cracked wheat), chicken or lamb (in the end you can add a butter). Armenians love making Harissa so much that they even have a festival dedicated to this amazing dish and the bravest people of Musaler.
Harissa Festival in Musaler Armenia
Today proud people of Musaler are annually celebrating their victory with the help of Harissa festival. During this festival, people have a great chance to taste the best Harissa in Armenia which is made in front of their eyes.
Harissa Festival in Musaler Armenia 2018
Here you can find the date and the place of the Harissa festival 2018:
Date: September 15
Place: Musaler, Armavir Province
Learn more about the tours to Harissa Festival in Musaler 2018 going to the official website of Ararat Tour.