RECIPES

Dolma Shirvani-style

DOLMA SHIRVANI-STYLE is dolma made of grape leaves, finely chopped lamb meat, riblets and sour plums. (My family recipe.) *A full-sized picture of this dish is available in the Gallery. Ingredients: 1 lb (450g) grape leaves (fresh or preserved) 2 lb (900g) lamb 2 lb (900g) lamb riblets 1 large onion ½ cup short-grain rice ½ bunch...
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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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Turshi Kelem Dolmasi Azeri-style

KELEM DOLMASI (stuffed cabbage leaves) is as popular in Baku as is Badimjan Dolamsi (stuffed eggplant, tomato, and bell pepper) and Yarpag Dolmasi (stuffed grape leaves). There are two types of Kelem Dolmasi in Azerbaijani cuisine–Turshi Kelem Dolmasi Azerbaijani-style (cooked with split chickpeas, chestnuts and dried sour plums) and Baku-style Kelem Dolmasi (cooked with tomato sauce). *A...
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Yarpagi

YARPAGI (stuffed cabbage leaves in sour sauce) - the  Mountain Jews dish. The story of the Azerbaijani Mountain Jews began thousands years ago during their exodus from Israel. They passed through Persia, where they picked up an ancient, Farsi-based language and seasoned it with Aramaic, Arabic, and Hebrew, and most of them settled in Baku, Shemakha and Kuba...
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Kartof Dolmasi

KARTOF DOLMASI (Stuffed Potato) Ingredients: 5-6 medium size white potatoes 4 tomatoes 1 lb (450 g) grounded beef or lamb with 15% or more fat 1 large onion Salt and pepper to taste 1 bunch of coriander, ½ bunch of dill and ½ bunch of mint. 2 tbsp of clarified butter Preparation: Preparing Potatoes. Wash white potatoes, tomatoes and herbs. For this dish, you will need thin-skinned white potatoes,...
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