RECIPES

Khayle

KHAYLE or Gayle (accent on the last syllable) is a delicate vegetarian dish of Mountain Jew cuisine, made of herbs, onion and eggs. *A full-sized picture of this dish is available in the Gallery. Ingredients for 4 servings: for khayle 1 large onion 1 bunch spinach (170g/6oz baby spinach) 1 bunch green onions 1 bunch cilantro 1 bunch dill 1 bunch parsley 5-6 large eggs 2...
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Bozartma (Lamb Stew)

BOZARTMA (LAMB STEW). The word "bozartma" is an Azerbaijani word derived from the Turkish word "bozartmaq", which means cooked (boiled) chunk of meat. It is a national Azerbaijani dish; a kind of stew made with lamb meat and vegetables.  *A full-sized picture of this dish is available in the Gallery. Ingredients for 4 servings: 4 lamb...
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Tara Bebeyi

TARA-BEBEYI Baku-style Tara (accent on the last syllable) is an ancient Mountain Jew dish which is kind of like a risotto-style soup made of herbs and rice. Compared to the Mountain Jews from other regions of the Caucasus, Azerbaijani Jews don’t add meat and nuts to this dish, they just add sour plum sauce and other seasonings. "Tara" gets...
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Lobya Chigirtmasi

LOBYA CHIGIRTMASI is a very popular vegetarian summer dish in Azerbaijan made from string beans and eggs. “Lobya” mean “beans” in Azerbaijani language, and “Chigirtma” is included in the name of any Azerbaijani dish that incorporates eggs. *A full-sized picture of this dish is available in the Gallery Ingredients for 2-3 portions: 1 lb (½ kg) fresh string beans 1 onion 4 eggs 2...
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Shomo-Kofte Bebeyi Osh

OSH SHOMO-KOFTE BEBEYI is a Mountain Jew dish. “Osh” means pilaf, “Shomo-Kofte” (Shomo Köfte) means cutlets made of ground meat, and “Bebeyi” means that the dish is prepared in an old-fashioned way. Unlike some of the other dishes of the Mountain Jews, this one is relatively easy to make. *A full-sized picture of this dish is available...
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