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  • Stuffed quince recipe (Heyva dolmasi)

    Stuffed quince recipe (Heyva dolmasi)

    Dolma, or stuffed vegetables, are a mainstay of Azerbaijani cuisine. The name comes from a Turkic verb meaning “to fill” or “stuff”, “dolmaq” in Azerbaijani. The most popular dolma in Azerbaijan are stuffed vine leaves, aubergines, tomatoes, peppers or cabbage...
  • Noodle broth with meatballs recipe (Khamrashi)

    Noodle broth with meatballs recipe (Khamrashi)

    Khamrashi (xəmraşi) can be made with a clear beef or lamb broth, as in this recipe, or with chicken broth. Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 3 hours Serves: 4-5 Ingredients 500 g/1 lb 4 oz mutton or lamb on...
  • Potato, pea and egg salad recipe (Paytakht salati)

    Potato, pea and egg salad recipe (Paytakht salati)

    This salad is Russian in origin but is so popular in Azerbaijan that it has become part of the national cuisine. The name “paytaxt salatı” is a direct Azerbaijani translation of the Russian name “stolichniy salat” or “capital city salad”....
  • Chicken noodle soup recipe (Khamrashi)

    Chicken noodle soup recipe (Khamrashi)

    Khamrashi (xəmraşi) can be made with a clear beef or lamb broth or, as in this recipe, with chicken broth. Preparation time: 45 min Cooking time: 1 hour Serves: 3-4 Ingredients 150 g/6 oz chicken on the bone 1 cup...
  • Kidney bean soup recipe (Lobya soyutmasi)

    Kidney bean soup recipe (Lobya soyutmasi)

    Bean soyutma is a cross between a thick soup and a serving of beans. It makes a delicious winter warmer but can be served at any time of year. In Azerbaijani cuisine, the term soyutma refers to any dish that...
  • Pumpkin Soup recipe (Balgabag shorbasi)

    Pumpkin Soup recipe (Balgabag shorbasi)

    Pumpkins are plentiful in Azerbaijan from late summer to early winter and are popular in soups, pilafs and kutabi. Pumpkin soup (balqabaq şorbası) is a tasty, warming dish that can be made thicker by increasing the quantity of rice. Preparation...
  • Rose petal jam recipe (Qizil qul murabbasi)

    Rose petal jam recipe (Qizil qul murabbasi)

    Rose petals make a fragrant jam that carries the scent of summer throughout the year. The Kazanlik rose, an old variety of damask rose, is the best for jam, although the dog rose is also suitable. The petals should be...
  • Feijoa jam recipe (Feyxoa murabbasi)

    Feijoa jam recipe (Feyxoa murabbasi)

    Feijoa is a green fruit the size of a small egg, which appears in Azerbaijan’s markets in the autumn. Named after Brazilian botanist Joao da Silva Feijo, feijoa grow in Azerbaijan, Georgia and southern Russia, as well as their native...
  • Cornelian cherry preserve recipe (Zogal murabbasi)

    Cornelian cherry preserve recipe (Zogal murabbasi)

    Cornelian cherries, or cornels, are widespread across the Caucasus and southern Russia. They make a deep red preserve with a tangy flavour. The Cornelian cherry has a high vitamin C content, making cornelian cherry preserve (zoğal mürəbbəsi) a popular winter...
  • Grape preserve recipe (Uzum murabbasi)

    Grape preserve recipe (Uzum murabbasi)

    Small white seedless grapes, another fruit that grows in abundance in Azerbaijan, are best for grape preserve (üzüm mürəbbəsi). Take care that the grapes are only just ripe or slightly under-ripe. Discard any grapes that are starting to brown. News.Az...

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