|Alternative names||Elbasan tava, Tavë Elbasani, Tava e Elbasanit|
|Place of origin||Albania|
|Associated national cuisine||Albanian|
|Main ingredients||Lamb, yogurt with eggs (substituting soured milk), wheat flour, butter.|
|Ingredients generally used||Rice|
|Variations||Tavë kosi with chicken, Elbasan tava with Béchamel sauce|
|Cookbook: Tavë kosi or Tave Elbasani Media: Tavë kosi or Tave Elbasani|
Tavë kosi ("soured milk casserole") is a national dish in Albania. It is a simple dish of lamb (occasionally chicken, then called tavë kosi me mish pule) and rice baked with a mixture of yogurt and eggs (replacing the original soured milk) added to a roux (wheat flour and butter). It is also popular in Turkey, where it is known as Elbasan tava (Albanian: Tavë Elbasani or Tava e Elbasanit), named after the Albanian city of Elbasan. Some preparations of the Turkish cuisine version involve Béchamel sauce instead of the traditional yogurt sauce.