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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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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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