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Herb pancakes – Goyerti gutabi

Herb pancakes - Goyerti gutabi

Gutabs, a version of pancakes, are an Azerbaijani national dish and can be made with meat, herbs or pumpkin. Gutabs are widespread in the Shirvan region which covers Baku, Shamakhi and the plain south to the Kur River. The cuisine of the Shirvan region is known for its flour-based dishes …

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Meat pancakes – Et gutabi

Meat pancakes - Et gutabi

Gutabs, a version of pancakes, are an Azerbaijani national dish and can be made with meat, herbs or pumpkin. Gutabs are widespread in the Shirvan region which covers Baku, Shamakhi and the plain south to the Kur River. The cuisine of the Shirvan region is known for its flour-based dishes …

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Pumpkin pancakes – Balgabag gutabi

Pumpkin pancakes - Balgabag gutabi

Gutabs, a version of pancakes, are an Azerbaijani national dish and can be made with meat, herbs or pumpkin. Gutabs are widespread in the Shirvan region which covers Baku, Shamakhi and the plain south to the Kur River. The cuisine of the Shirvan region is known for its flour-based dishes …

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Dumpling soup – Dushbara

Dumpling soup - Dushbara

Dushbara are very small dumplings served in broth. They are a classic Azerbaijani dish, especially popular in Baku and the surrounding region. Traditional broth needs to be made well in advance. It will keep for up to five days in the refrigerator but can also be frozen. Put the lamb …

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Baku halva recipe

Baku halva

Halva is a traditional Middle Eastern sweet, popular in Azerbaijan. There are many variations on two basic types of halva: one is a moist, near-liquid sweet made from butter, sugar and flour while the other is harder and is based on nuts or sesame seeds. Saying halva won't make your …

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Stuffed vine leaves – Yarpag dolmasi

Stuffed vine leaves - Yarpag dolmasi

The term dolma covers a variety of stuffed vegetable dishes, widespread in the Middle East and Mediterranean area. Stuffed vine leaves or yarpag dolmasi are one of the most popular forms of dolma. Stuffed vine leaves are served as a main dish in Azerbaijani cuisine, whereas in other countries they …

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Umaj halva

Umaj halva

Halva is a traditional Middle Eastern sweet, popular in Azerbaijan. There are many variations on two basic types of halva: one is a moist, near-liquid sweet made from butter, sugar and flour while the other is harder and is based on nuts or sesame seeds. Saying halva won't make your …

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Chicken soup recipe

Chicken soup - Toyug shorbasi

Azerbaijani cuisine is rich in soups and stews – piti, bozbash, dovga and dushbara, to name but a few. Typical of many Azerbaijani soups is the use of different varieties of dried plum and prune to add a fruity zest to the flavour. Preparation time: 20 min Cooking time: 40 …

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Rice pudding – Firni

Rice pudding - Firni

Firni is a dessert made from rice and milk, much lighter than the British and North American baked rice puddings. Firni is popular in South Asia and the Middle East. In Azerbaijan, firni is made from rice flour, not grains of rice. Preparation time: 10 min Cooking time: 20 min …

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Minced lamb – Lula kebab

Minced lamb - Lula kebab

Kebabs – barbecued meat, fish and vegetables – are a perennial favourite in Azerbaijan. They are an obligatory feature on special occasions, such as weddings. Azerbaijanis love to make kebabs at picnics and at their summer houses and, as is the case the world over, it is the men who …

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