Azerbaijan Cuisine

- Appetizers - Baking - Vegetarian - Soups & Stews - Barbecue - Meat - Chicken - Flour-based recipes - Fish - Pilaf - Dolma - Dairy - Salad - Sweets & desserts - Jams & preserves - Drinks -

Sirkaya qoyulmush bolgar istiotu - Stuffed pickled peppers

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Pickles are popular in Azerbaijan as an accompaniment to a main dish or as a starter, and are often served as one of a selection of appetizers.

Sirkaya qoyulmush kalam - Pickled cabbage and beetroot

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Pickled cabbage is a popular accompaniment to main dishes in Azerbaijan, especially in the winter when fresh vegetables are less readily available.

Sirkaya qoyulmush yashil pomidor - Pickled green tomatoes

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Green tomatoes are one of the easiest fruits to pickle, as they don't need to be blanched or soused in vinegar.

Badimjan turshusu - Stuffed aubergine pickle

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Pickles are popular in Azerbaijan as an accompaniment to a main dish or as a starter, and are often served as one of a selection of appetizers.

Sirkaya qoyulmush sarimsaq - Pickled garlic

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Pickles are popular in Azerbaijan as an accompaniment to a main dish or as a starter, and are often served as one of a selection of appetizers.

Haftabajar - Aubergine and mixed vegetable pickle

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Pickles are popular in Azerbaijan as an accompaniment to a main dish or as a starter, and are often served as one of a selection of appetizers.

Qiyma chigirtma - Lamb with eggs

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Qiyma chigirtma (qiymə çığırtma) is an Azerbaijani dish of minced lamb or mutton cooked with eggs.

Chighirtma plov - Chicken and egg pilaf

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Azerbaijan has several varieties of chicken pilaf, one of which is chicken and egg pilaf (çığırtma plov).

Merji shorbasi - Red lentil soup

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Originally a Turkish soup, red lentil soup (mərci şorbası or mərci) has become popular in Baku cafes and restaurants.

Qozlu siyiq - Walnut porridge

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This thick soupy porridge of rice and walnuts makes a hearty winter warmer.

Guba tikhmasi - Guba-style sweet pastries

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Tikhma are a sweet version of the popular shor gogal savoury pastries.

Sujuk - Saffron nut jelly

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Sujuk (sucuk) is a jelly-like dessert made with starch, sugar, saffron and walnuts.