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Lamb stew with chickpeas – Piti

Piti - lamb stew with chickpeas

Piti, a lamb stew with chickpeas, is popular across Azerbaijan and especially in the north-western town of Sheki. Piti is a type of bozbash or meat broth. Long, slow cooking is the secret to a good piti. Traditionally, piti is cooked in individual earthenware pots and tipped out of the …

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Chicken with eggs – Toyug chigirtmasi

The word chigirtma (çığırtma) in the name of a dish means that it includes eggs. Toyug chigirtmasi or chicken with eggs is popular across Azerbaijan. It can be baked in the oven or prepared on the stove top. Preparation time: 30 min Cooking time: 35 min Serves: 3-4 Ingredients

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Aubergine caviar – Badimjan kurusu

Badimjan kurusu -

Aubergines (eggplants), tomatoes and onions grow in abundance in Azerbaijan in summer. Aubergine caviar is a tasty way of preserving this summer produce for the cold winter months. While this aubergine paste is primarily a way of preserving aubergines, it can also be eaten freshly made with bread or salad. …

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Lamb soup with noodles – Sulu khangal

Lamb soup with noodles - Sulu khangal

The term khangal (xəngəl) is used for a variety of dishes made from wheat pasta found across the Caucasus. An ancient Turkic word, khangal occurs in the medieval Turkic chronicle the Oguzname. The recipe below is for a lamb soup with pasta squares. Preparation time: 40 min Cooking time: 15 …

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barbecue salad – Soyug salat

barbecue salad - Soyug salat

This salad of aubergines (eggplant), peppers and tomatoes cooked on a barbecue has a delicious, smoky flavour. Although its name in Azerbaijani, soyug salat, translates as cold salad, the name barbecue salad is a better reflection of the dish. If the salad ingredients are the first food to go on …

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Saffron sherbet or syrup

Saffron sherbet or syrup

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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Baku baklava

Baku baklava

  Baklava, or pakhlava, is a sweet of pastry, nuts and honey popular across the Caucasus, Middle East and eastern Mediterranean. Azerbaijani cuisine has several varieties of baklava. Baku baklava is traditionally served at the Novruz spring holiday, together with shekerbura and gogal, but is also enjoyed throughout the year. …

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