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  • Tomato and cucumber salad recipe (Çoban salatı)

    Tomato and cucumber salad recipe (Çoban salatı)

    Çoban salatı, which translates as “shepherd’s salad”, is a classic Azerbaijani salad, found in many homes and restaurants over the summer. The key to a good tomato and cucumber salad is to make it an hour before serving, so that...
  • Cabbage salad recipe (Kələm salatı)

    Cabbage salad recipe (Kələm salatı)

    Azerbaijani cuisine has a rich variety of salads, from a simple combination of tomatoes and cucumbers to the more complex “vinegret”. Salads based on white cabbage are enjoyed all year round, but are especially popular in winter, when other salad...
  • Stewed lamb recipe (Qoyun ətindən soyutma)

    Stewed lamb recipe (Qoyun ətindən soyutma)

    Azerbaijani stewed lamb is easy to prepare and can be served as a main course or side dish. In Azerbaijani cuisine, the term soyutma refers to any dish that has been boiled in water. The most popular versions of soyutma...
  • Poached chicken with pickles and tomatoes recipe (Toyuq soyutması)

    Poached chicken with pickles and tomatoes recipe (Toyuq soyutması)

    Azerbaijani poached chicken is a light, healthy dish, easy to make. It can be served as a main course or appetiser. In Azerbaijani cuisine, the term soyutma refers to any dish that has been boiled in water. Preparation time: 30...
  • Roast chicken with walnut stuffing recipe (Toyug ləvəngi)

    Roast chicken with walnut stuffing recipe (Toyug ləvəngi)

    Levengi (ləvəngi) is a stuffing made from ground walnuts and dried fruit, typical of the southern Lankaran area. Levengi is used as a stuffing for both poultry and fish. Traditionally, chicken and fish levengi are cooked in a tandir or...
  • Baked kutum recipe (Qızardılmış kütüm)

    Baked kutum recipe (Qızardılmış kütüm)

    Kutum is a white fish unique to the Caspian which lends itelf well to baking in the oven. Traditionally, kutum is baked in a tendir or stone oven, but a modern oven will do the job too. If you cannot...
  • Beetroot and bean salad recipe (Vinegret)

    Beetroot and bean salad recipe (Vinegret)

    Vinegret is a substantial, beautifully pink salad of beetroot, pickled cabbage and cucumbers, popular across the entire former Soviet Union The name of the salad should not be confused with the term vinaigrette which has entered the English language with...
  • Green beans with garlic recipe (Sarımsaqla göy lobya)

    Green beans with garlic recipe (Sarımsaqla göy lobya)

    Green beans with garlic are a tasty dish, easy to prepare. Served with crusty fresh bread, they make a light, healthy lunch, while traditionally they are served as an accompaniment to other dishes. Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 5...
  • Azerbaijan Salad recipe (Azərbaycan salatı)

    Azerbaijan Salad recipe (Azərbaycan salatı)

    Azerbaijan enjoys a summer abundance of tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs and other fresh ingredients. Not surprisingly, salads are a popular side dish or starter at many Azerbaijani meals. Tomatoes and cucumbers are the mainstay of summer salads, combined in this recipe...
  • Milk sherbet recipe (Südlü şərbəti)

    Milk sherbet recipe (Südlü şərbəti)

    Milk sherbet is an interesting variation on the Azerbaijani sherbet, which is more commonly made from fruit. Milk sherbet is served at the end of a meal in Azerbaijan or to welcome guests. Recipes for two versions of milk sherbet...

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