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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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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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