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Azerbaijan Cuisine

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

Chudu – Meat pasties

Chudu - Meat pasties

Chudu are an Azerbaijani pasty, made with a rich pastry. They are another of the Azerbaijani cuisine’s combinations of sweet and savoury. Chudu can be deep fried or baked in the oven. Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 25 min Serves: 5-6

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Walnut preserves |Qoz murabbasi

Qoz murabbasi - Walnut preserves

Azerbaijanis love to eat jam and fruit preserves with tea. Jam is usually eaten on its own by the spoonful rather than spread on bread. Walnut preserves are a traditional delicacy made from early, green walnuts. The preserves are highly prized, as their preparation is laborious and time-consuming. Preparation time: …

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Black mulberry preserve |Xartut murabbasi

Xartut murabbasi - Black mulberry preserve

Mulberry trees grow across Azerbaijan, producing a crop of deliciously sweet, dark red or white berries in June and July. Mulberries are harvested by shaking the tree so that the soft fruit falls onto an outstretched sheet or blanket. Mulberries can be eaten fresh or made into a nutritious tonic …

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Ovshala – Rose sherbet

Ovshala - Rose sherbet

Ovshala or rose sherbet is a refreshing drink made from the petals of dark red roses. An Azerbaijani sherbet (şərbət) is made from fruit, sugar and water. The word sherbet comes from the Persian sharbat, itself an adaptation of the Arabic for drink, sharab. Sherbet entered the English language as …

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Pomegranate sherbet

Nar şərbəti - Pomegranate sherbet

An Azerbaijani sherbet (şərbət) is a refreshing, cooling drink made from fruit, sugar and water. The word sherbet comes from the Persian sharbat, itself an adaptation of the Arabic for drink, sharab. Sherbet entered the English language as sorbet, which is now more of an iced dessert or palate cleanser …

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Caraway sherbet

An Azerbaijani sherbet (şərbət) is a refreshing, cooling drink made from fruit or spices, sugar and water. The word sherbet comes from the Persian sharbat, itself an adaptation of the Arabic for drink, sharab. Sherbet entered the English language as sorbet, which is now more of an iced dessert or …

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Apricot preserve |Arik murabbasi

Arik murabbasi - Apricot preserve

Apricots grow across Azerbaijan, ripening in late June and July. Apricot preserve is a delicious way to enjoy the abundance of summer all year round. Use ripe but not over-ripe apricots to make preserves, avoiding the smaller fruit as they lose their shape in the cooking process. In Azerbaijani apricot …

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Kofta Tabrizi |Tabriz meatballs

Kofta Tabrizi - Tabriz meatballs

A Tabriz meatball is an even larger version of the kofta. It is made with minced veal or lamb packed round a filling of hard-boiled egg and fruit. Tabriz is an ethnically Azerbaijani city, capital of Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province. The name kofta is derived from the Persian and “pounding”, …

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