RECIPES

Lamb Chops Kebab

LAMB CHOPS KEBAB One of the favorite dishes in Azerbaijan is Kebab, which is lamb strung on skewers and fried on a barbecue using the smoke from burning coals. Ingredients: 2 pounds (1 kg) of lamb chops (8-10 chops) 1 large onion 1 teaspoon  salt ¼  teaspoon pepper Preparation: When cooking lamb chops, the most important part is to marinade them. The lamb tastes so...
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Riza-Kufta

RIZA-KUFTA Kufta is a Middle Eastern meatball usually made of ground lamb or beef formed into balls, large or small. It is very popular in Azerbaijani cuisine. The word “kufta” (or kyufta) is derived from the Persian word “kuftan,” which means "to beat" or "to grind." There are two kinds of kufta: with rice and without. Riza-Kufta is made...
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Adjab-Sandal

ADJAB-SANDAL Azerbaijani-style Ingredients: 1 lb (½ kg) boneless lamb or beef 2 large eggplants 1 large onion 2 large tomatoes 1 large green bell pepper ½ bunch of parsley (or cilantro) Salt and Pepper to taste 3 tablespoons clarified butter (or olive oil) Preparation: Cut the meat into bite-size pieces. In a large saucepan, add butter and cook the meat over medium-high heat until it is lightly brown...
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Sacivi

SACIVI (CHICKEN IN WALNUT SAUCE). It tastes better than it looks! “Every Georgian dish is a poem.” - Alexander Pushkin (famous Russian poet) Sacivi is another Georgian dish popular in Baku. It is a chicken dish with a thick sauce containing onion, garlic, walnuts, spices and herbs. Ingredients: 1 small fat chicken (or any other parts of the chicken to your taste) 2...
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Roasted Leg of Lamb

ROASTED LEG OF LAMB. Ingredients: 3½ lb (1½  kg) leg of lamb 1 large onion 2-3 cloves of garlic 1 lb (450 g) baby white potato 1 lb (450 g) mushrooms melted clarified butter or olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Preparation: When cooking a leg of lamb, the most important part is to marinade it. Wash the lamb well and pat dry. Slice the onion, put...
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