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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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 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 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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Lasagna rolls

LASAGNA ROLLS (Italian dish) Ingredients: 6 lasagna noodles 1 lb (450 g) ground beef 1 medium size onion 2 cups Marinara sauce 1 ½ cup Ricotta cheese (or Cottage cheese) 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese 2 cups chopped spinach Salt and pepper to taste For Marinara sauce: 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 small onion 4-5 red tomatoes (or canned tomatoes) ½ teaspoon...
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