Azerbaijan Cuisine

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

Shakarchorayi - Sugar bread biscuits

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These popular Azerbaijani biscuits are a relative of shortbread, but thicker than the Scottish variety.

Baki qorabiyyasi - Buttery Baku biscuits

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These light, tasty biscuits are an Azerbaijani version of shortbread or the biscuits known in Britain as Viennese whirls.

Tandir choreyi - Tandoori bread

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Bread is a staple food in Azerbaijan, served at every meal.

Yayma - Saffron rice pudding

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Saffron lends this Azerbaijani rice pudding a beautiful colour and aroma.

Qovurma bozbash - Lamb broth with chestnuts

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Lamb or mutton broths and stews are very popular in Azerbaijan.

Mutaki - Pastry nut twists

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Mutaki (mütəkkə) are a popular pastry across Azerbaijan.

Nar salati - Pomegranate salad

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Rich red pomegranates are a much-loved part of Azerbaijani cuisine in the autumn and winter.

Toyuq qaracirəyindən paştet - Chicken liver pâté

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Chicken liver pâté is a popular dish in Azerbaijan, often, though by no means exclusively, served on special occasions.

Badimjan qalyanaltisi - Aubergine snack

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Aubergines (eggplants) grow in abundance in Azerbaijan in summer and are used in an array of traditional and more modern dishes.

Favvaralar meydani salati - Fountains Square salad

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This simple but tasty chicken salad takes its name from a popular spot in the heart of Baku, Fountains Square.

Borsch - Beetroot soup

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Borsch is another Russian dish that Azerbaijanis have adopted wholeheartedly.

Südlü plov - Milk pilaf

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This pilaf is different from other Azerbaijani pilafs as the rice is cooked in milk rather than water.