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Azerbaijan Cuisine

Meals (dishes) of Azerbaijan kitchen. Various tasty eatings recipes and preparation

Herb omelette | Goyarti kukusu

Goyarti kukusu - Herb omelette

Goyarti kukusu is not just a herb omelette, it’s an omelette packed with herbs and spinach. Kuku can be made with a variety of herbs, with each combination producing a slightly different flavour. It’s a popular and easy breakfast dish and can be cooked on a hob or in the …

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Walnut and herb omelette | Qoz kukusu

Qoz kukusu - Walnut and herb omelette

Walnuts add even more flavour and texture to the herb-packed omelette, goyarti kukusu. Kuku can be made with a variety of herbs, with each combination producing a slightly different flavour. It’s a popular and easy breakfast dish and can be cooked on a hob or in the oven. Preparation time: …

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Green beans and egg | Lobya chigirtmasi

Lobya chigirtmasi - Green beans and egg

The word chigirtma (çığırtma) in the name of a dish means that it includes eggs. Runner beans, also known as string beans, are plentiful in Azerbaijan in summer and are the most commonly used type of bean in this dish. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 50 minutes Serves: 4

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Tika | lamb-kebab

Tika - lamb - 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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Potato and herb omelette | Kartof kukusu

Kartof kukusu - Potato and herb omelette

Grated potato makes the herb-packed omelette, goyarti kukusu, an even more substantial dish. Kuku can be made with a variety of herbs, with each combination producing a slightly different flavour. It’s a popular and easy breakfast dish and can be cooked on a hob or in the oven. News.Az is …

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Sturgeon kebab

Sturgeon 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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Shuyud plov – Dill pilaf

Shuyud plov - Dill pilaf

Azerbaijani cuisine has a rich variety of pilaf dishes. Dill pilaf is a light, fragrant rice dish, ideal in summer. It can be served on its own or with fish, eggs or meat. The basic cooking method for rice is to parboil it and then steam it. Azerbaijani rice should …

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Chicken-kebab

Toyug - chicken - 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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Sweet Lankaran pastries | Lankaran kulchasi

Lankaran kulchasi - Sweet Lankaran pastries

Kulcha are a sweet pastry, traditionally baked in a clay oven. The name kulcha (külçə) probably shares a root with the bread known as kulcha, popular in India and Pakistan. Two different types of kulcha are found in Azerbaijan: round kulcha with a filling, which come from the southern town …

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Chicken cutlet |Toyuq kotleti

Chicken cutlets are a tasty way to use up chicken and a popular everyday dish across Azerbaijan. Chickpeas rather than breadcrumbs are used in Azerbaijani cutlets and rissoles. Preparation time: 30 min Cooking time: 60 min (including time for the chickpeas) Serves: 3-4

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