KHINKALI are Georgian dumplings that became very popular in Baku. They look like little pleated pouches with a knob on top and filled with ground meat, usually lamb or beef, mixed with finely chopped onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Traditionally, Khinkali are eaten with hands, you hold their knob and take a bite off the side, and...
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Iskender Kebab

ISKENDER KEBAB -Turkish dish (usually referred as Döner Kebab) is one of the most famous dishes of Turkey, and takes its name from its inventor, restaurateur Iskender Efendi. Back in 18 century in Turkey the lamb kebab was cooked above the charcoal fire horizontally. Iskender Efendi realized that each of his customers had different parts of the meat....
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Havaskar Qovurmasi

HAVASKAR QOVURMASI (Lamb cooked with saffron) The word «qovurma» in the name of a dish («kavurma» in Turkish) means that it contains cooked meat. The full name of this dish “Havaskar qovurması” from Azerbaijani language translates literally as «Amateur cooked meat». The word “amateur” comes from the Latin «amat» meaning “he loves”, so the main idea of this...
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Chicken Tabaka

CHICKEN TABAKA (Flattened fried chicken) Chicken Tabaka is a famous dish of two Caucasus neighbors Georgian and Azerbaijani. The meaning of the word “Tabaka”, from Georgian “tapha” and from Azeri “tava”, is “heavy frying skillet”. The difference between Georgian Tabaka and Azerbaijani Tabaka is the spice seasoning. Tabaka usually made of a small Cornish Hen, the smaller your chicken, the...
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Fiesta Grill

FIESTA CHICKEN & MANGO GRILL (Roasted Chicken & Vegetables with Mango Salsa) Ingredients: 1 small Cornish hen chicken 2 bell peppers 1 medium onion 8-10 mushrooms 2 Mango 2 tomatoes Cilantro Salt and pepper Butter or Vegetable oil Preparation: Cut chicken into pieces, season with salt and pepper und brush with melted butter or oil. Cut the onions and bell peppers into rustic chunks. Peel the skin from the mango and...
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