Category: Cuisine

DRINKS

Black tea is Azerbaijan’s national drink. Azerbaijani people usually prefer tea made in special equipment called samovar. Ayran is a cold yogurt beverage mixed with salt. An Azerbaijani sherbet (Azerbaijani: şərbət) is a sweet cold drink made of fruit juice…

DESSERTS

Typical Azerbaijani desserts are sticky, syrup-saturated pastries such as pakhlava and Shaki Halva. The former, a layer of chopped nuts sandwiched between mats of thread-like fried dough, is a speciality of Shaki in North-West Azerbaijan. Other traditional pastries include shakarbura…

MAIN DISHES

Main dishes may include a selection of the following: Meat; Balıq; Fish, usually sturgeon, normally skewered and grilled as a kebab, is served with a tart sour-plum sauce. Dolma; The traditional recipe calls for minced lamb or beef mixed with…