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Haliva (Хьэлжъо) and Mataz (Мэтазэ), two of the prominent traditional Adyghe snacks
Type Dumpling
Main ingredients Spiced meat (lamb or ground beef) , mushrooms, cheese, greens, onions, garlic. Potato fillings are another option.
Cookbook: Mataz  Media: Mataz

Mataz (Adyghe: Мэтазэ) are dumplings in Circassian and some other Caucasian cuisines, closely related to mantı, and other Asian dumplings, such as buuz, baozi, jiaozi, mandu, and momo. Mataz dumplings typically consist of a spiced meat mixture, usually lamb or ground beef, with greens and onions, put in a dough wrapper, either boiled or steamed. Mushrooms, potatoes, or cheese may be used in place of meat.