Ttavas, written with double “t” to indicate the heavy accent and pronunciation of the Cypriot dialect. Many Cypriot words have retained their double consonants and the route of this Cypriot pronunciation comes from the ancient Greek which Cypriots keep in their pronunciation and way of talking until today.
Ttavas takes its name from the dish it was cooked in.
The main seasoning on this dish is cumin and the amount to be added will depend on your personal taste and preference.
Although some people may make this dish with pork as well, the traditional way is using lamb.
The recipe is included in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!