RECIPES

Lyulya-Tava Kebab

LYULYA-TAVA KEBAB In Azerbaijani cuisine, there are many types of kebab, one of which is Lyulya-Tava Kebab--minced meat formed into thin, long, tube-like sausages that are fried in a pan. The word Lyulya means "tube" in Turkish, Kebab means "fried meat," and Tava mean "pan." Ingredients for two servings: 1 lb (½ kg) lamb (not lean) 1 large onion 100g chopped fresh herbs...
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Cake “Nagil” (“Skazka”)

“NAGIL” or “SKAZKA,” which means “fairy tale,” is a very popular and beloved cake in Azerbaijan. *A full-sized picture of this dish is available in the Gallery. Cup size – 250 ml Baking pan 11"x 15" (28cm х 38cm) 10 servings  Ingredients for cake layers: 4 large eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour Ingredients for cream custard: 2 egg yolks ½ cup milk 1...
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Turkey Levengi Roulade

TURKEY ROULADE with LEVENGI STUFFING *A full-sized picture of this dish is available in the Gallery. Ingredients for 4 servings: 1 large boneless turkey breast with skin 1 large onion 1 cup walnuts 1 cup raisins 1 cup seedless prunes ½ cup seedless sour cherry-plums (or lavashana) 4 tbsp melted clarified butter 1 cup chicken broth (or water) Salt and pepper to taste Preparation: Preparing the stuffing. Read more

Badimjan Dolmasi

BADIMJAN DOLMASI (Stuffed Eggplant) *A full-sized picture of this dish is available in the Gallery. Ingredients for 3 portions: 6 medium size eggplants 1 lb (450 g) ground beef or lamb 1 large onion 1 bunch of cilantro ½ bunch of dill ½ bunch of mint 2 large tomatoes (or canned tomatoes) Salt and pepper to taste Preparation: Preparing the eggplants: Cut a long slit down the...
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Jiz-Biz

JIZ-BIZ is an Azerbaijani dish that is traditionally made with fried sheep liver, kidney, lung, heart, and intestines. Each of the components have to be cooked in a specific order and preparing them requires the use of some very special techniques. This recipe, however, is a simpler form of Jiz-Biz that only incorporates lamb or cow liver....
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