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Azma – Minced liver

Azma - Minced liver

Azma (əzmə) is a tasty way of cooking liver. Traditional azma is made with quyrug, fat from a sheep’s tail (the most common breed of sheep in Azerbaijan has a high fatty rump or tail). If no sheep’s fat is available, or you are looking for a lower-fat option, leave …

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Aubergine kebabs

Badimjan kababi - Aubergine kebabs

Kebabs – barbecued meat, fish and vegetables – are a perennial favourite in Azerbaijan. Aubergine (eggplant) kebabs are usually cooked to accompany lamb and lule kebabs. Aubergines to be cooked on the barbecue should not be too large or they will blacken on the outside before they are cooked through. …

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Ganja baklava

Gəncə paxlavası - Ganja baklava

The city of Ganja is renowned in Azerbaijan for its baklava, a sweet of pastry, nuts and honey. Traditional Ganja baklava has more layers of pastry than its Baku equivalent and rose water is added both to the pastry and the filling. In 2010, a 15-metre long and 5-metre wide …

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Onion pickled with sloe

Onion pickled with sloe

Onion pickled with sloe an appetizer going well with any type of meals. Pickled onions can be used as a side dish or added to sandwiches for extra punch. Made with vinegar and salt, pickled onion recipes can be tweaked to provide various flavorings. Preparation time: 60 min Cooking time: …

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Kalakosh

Kalakosh

Kalakosh is a delicious soup with yogurt, rice and flour. Kalakosh is the yogurt soup with the tone of the walnut, garlic and onion. This is the outstanding example of the yogurt soups in Azerbaijan cuisine. Preparation time: 30 min Cooking time: 25 min Serves: 4

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Sweet nazuk

Sweet nazuk

Sweet nazuk is perfect with tea, delicious and easily suits for decorating. Sweet nazuk is flaky pastry filled with a sweet mixture. This is an excellent pastry that can be eaten practically anytime of the day. Preparation time: 45 min Cooking time: 30 min Serves: 6

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Tomato jam

Tomato jam

Homemade jam is a great tasting addition to any meal. Tomato jam is a good alternative to may unhealthy condiments and sweets. It can be made at home with all fresh ingredients and goes well with tea and as breakfast appetizer. Preparation time: 4 days Cooking time: 4 days Serves: …

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Shaker-pendir

Shaker-pendir

Shaker-pendir is traditional Azerbaijan sweet with classical marmalade taste. Azerbaijan cuisine is rich with sweets and pastries. one of the most delicious sweets is shaker pendir. With molasses, sugar powder and vanilla saker-pendir has marvelous taste. Preparation time: 10 min Cooking time: 25 min Serves: 4-5

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Peshvenk

Peshvenk

Khalva refers to many types of dense, sweet confections, served across the Middle East, West Asia, Central Asia. Peshvenk khalva is a traditional sweet, prepared in Azerbaijan, made by sugar powder, rice flour and with melted butter. Citric acid gives unique taste to this meal.

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Fisindjan of beans

Fisindjan of beans

Fisindjan of beans is one of the unique and original examples of Azerbaijan cuisine. Azerbaijan cuisine is traditionally considered to be an exotic element of the national culture for foreigners. And it is indeed as it has everything to be exotic. It is original, poignant and reflects the richness of …

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