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    Arishta

    Birthplace of such a light and tasty meal is Azerbaijan. Every self-respecting Azerbaijani family prepares Arishta at least 2 times a week. This in itself is not a finicky dish, easy to prepare. Let the mysterious word "arishta" does not scare you, because this is just a simple home-made noodles, combined with luscious meatballs.

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    Badymjan, Pomidor, Biber Dolmasy

    This is probably the most popular dish prepared in Azerbaijan in summer. When vegetables and fruits are in abundance, Azerbaijani women like to stuff them. They stuff eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, quince and even apples!

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    Chyghyrtma

    Chyghyrtma - is chicken soup, which is different from the others with its surprisingly gentle and unusual taste. When you cook and taste Chyghyrtma, you will definitely have a desire to prepare it as often as possible.

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    Dyushbara (Meat Dumplings)

    Dyushbara is meat dumplings in the Azerbaijan style. Homemade dushbara are very small so 4-5 of them go in a tablespoon. However, the best cookers in Absheron village are able to make such a small size of dyushbara that there will be enough to place 20 such dyushbara is one spoon.

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    Fish Levenghi

    It is the king of Azerbaijani fish recipes – the fish stuffed with walnuts. Especially it is preparing on joyful occasions such as the celebration of Spring Holiday - Novruz.

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    Gabyrga Kebab

    In Azerbaijan, kebab is known as both an amazing dish and also as ‘extreme’ – an easy-to – make meal. Due to the same reason, the preparation of “shashlik” kebab is deemed always as a truly masculine occupation. It is the symbol of male hospitality.

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    Greens Gutab

    Gutab is the general name given to half-moon shaped stuffed flatbreads, popular all over the country. The stuffing can be made with fresh herbs, butternut squash, ground lamb of beef, or farmer cheese - you name it.

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    Gyurza

    This delicious dish of Azerbaijani cuisine is a bit like large dumplings. Gyurzais indispensable for fans of floury dishes. Their main feature is the way of dough modeling.

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    Meat Gutab

    Gutab is the general name given to half-moon shaped stuffed flatbreads, popular all over the country. The stuffing can be made with fresh herbs, butternut squash, ground lamb of beef, or farmer cheese - you name it.

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    Nar Govurma

    This is one of the ancient dishes of the Turkic peoples. It derives from verb ‘govurmag’ and translated as ‘fry on high heat’.

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    Nardancha Pilaf

    In Azerbaijan it is impossible to imagine any party, festivity or wedding ceremony without a flavored, tender and amazingly tasty pilaf. The pilaf is the inalienable part of Azerbaijan hospitality.  For very good reasons people consider it as the Crown or the Shah- the Master Dish of the Azerbaijani cuisine.

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    Pakhlava

    The name of this sweet derives from external shape. It is rhombic, which symbolizes fir, which is called ‘pakhlava’ by Azerbaijani carpet specialists. It is one of the festive sweets that are baked on the eve of the arrival of Spring - the Novruz Holiday to honor the Sun.

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    Piti

    Tasty, flavored and nourishing piti is only cooked in chanag, kyupe or dopu (all these words mean a clay in the Turkic languages). The recipe of piti has, for a very long time, overpassed the boundaries of the Turkic world.

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    Shakerbura

    The ancient name of this crescent shaped sweet derives from the Turkic words ‘shekerburek’ – ‘sweet patty’. Shekerbura are a popular Azerbaijani sweet pastry, filled with ground almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts.

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    Stewed Sturgeon Basdyrma

    Many second courses are prepared of fish. Sturgeon shashlik (kabab), kutumala Azerbaijan, kuku of kutum, balygchygyrtma, stuffed fish, boiled, fried and stew fish, fish-pilaff, starred sturgeon pilaff, balygmutyanjan are the most popular fish dishes.

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    Ter Khalvasy

    Halva refers to many types of dense, sweet confections, served across the Middle East, West Asia and Central Asia.
    Terkhalva is a traditional sweet, prepared in Azerbaijan, made by sugar powder or doshab and with wheat flour. Cinnamon gives unique taste to this meal.

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    Yarpag Dolmasy (Vine Leaf Dolmah)

    In the Azerbaijan language ‘dolmah’ means ‘stuffed’ or ‘filled’.  There is also another Azerbaijani verb ‘dolamag’ which means ‘folding’ and is linked directly to the dolmah’s leaves which are used to wrap, eat.

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Do You Know

  • Formula 1 Grand Prix
    2016 saw Azerbaijan become the latest addition to the Formula One calendar, with capital city Baku hosting what many claimed to be the fastest street circuit of the season, on a layout designed by renowned F1 track architect Hermann Tilke. Today, with a unique, narrow and ultra-high speed street layout Baku has become a long-term feature of forthcoming Formula 1 seasons.
  • Burning Mountain Yanardag
    That another beautiful wonder of the world is the Burning Mountain Yanardag in Azerbaijan. Yanardag is a mountain near Baku, the Capital of Azerbaijan. Yanardag continuously vents flames of fires all year round a process that has been going on for over 1000 years. Natural gas vents on the sides of the mountains make sure that the flames don’t subdue inspite of rain.
  • highest world’s flag-post
    That the Flag-post of Azerbaijan State Flag is the highest world’s flag-post! This was confirmed by Guinness World Records in May 2010. The height of the supporting block erected in 20000 m² land is 162 m, the diameter of the foundation is 3.2 m, the diameter of the top surface – 1.09 m. The width of the Flag is 35 m, length – 70 m, total area is 2450 m² and weighs – 350 kg.
  • Baku Multinational City
    That Baku is one of the biggest multinational cities in the world. For centuries people from more than 50 nations continue making Baku their home. These people include - Azerbaijanis, Russians, Ukrainians, Byelorussians, Georgians, Jews, Lezghins, Tatars, Germans, Polishs, Greeks, Turks, Tats, Talish and representatives of other nationalities and other ethnic groups.
  • Mud Volcanoes
    That Azerbaijan is considered as a homeland of mud volcanoes. Azerbaijan ranks first in the world in the number of mud volcanoes. Mud volcanoes are originally related to oil and gas fields. At the international competition of Swiss non-profit organization of the "Seven Wonders of Nature", The largest mud volcanoes on the territory of Azerbaijan took 5th place. The mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan are also listed in the Guinness Book.
  • Naftalan Oil
    That the Nafthalan oil is the only oil in the world for medical features.The deposit is situated 50 km away from the Ganja city of Azerbaijan. Nafthalan oil is famous in the world as the exclusive means with healing properties of bone, joint, skin, gynecological and urological diseases, nervousness, skin diseases, liver diseases, rheumatic joints, and soft tissues outside of the support apparatus.
  • Salty Mountain
    That the only Salty Mountain in the world is found in the south region of Azerbaijan. The Salty Mountain is famous both for it's pure salt and healing peculiarities. It's natural resources make 90 million tonnes. The salt was extracted here 6 thousand years ago. Before world-wide known “Silk Way” there was “Salt Way” extending from Nakhchivan to the countries of Middle East. Azerbaijan operates the World's Famous Salt Mountain Physiotherapy Center.
  • Caspian Sea
    That the Caspian Sea. World’s largest inland body of water with a surface area of 371,000 km² (143,000 sq. m.), also borders Azerbaijan. The Caspian Sea has the characteristics common to both - sea and lake! It has been listed as the world's largest lake, though it is not a freshwater lake. The Caspian Sea is a unique ecological system with rich natural resources, which include mineral, biological, agro-climatical, balneological, and recreational components.
  • Caspian Seal
    That the smallest seals in the World Ocean known as pinnipeds are an endemic species spread only in the Caspian Sea, bordering Azerbaijan. These seals, also known as the Caspian Seals are the only specimen of the pinnipeds listed in the Guinness Book Records and the “Red Book” of International Union for Conservation of Nature.
  • Ashabi-Kahf
    That the Ashabi-Kahf, one of the world's rare sanctuaries is found in Azerbaijan. Ashabi-Kahf is located in the natural cave between Ilandag and Nahajir Mountains, approximately 12 km away from the city of Nakhchivan of Azerbaijan. Acquaintance with the structure, the natural geographical conditions of the cave allows one to say, that Ashabi-Kahf was one of the world’s early settlements.
  • ironwood Demiragach
    That the wonder of nature ironwood Demiragach is growing in the south region of Azerbaijan. Ironwood Demiragach is one of the rare plants of the World. The Ironwood Demiragach tree neither burns in the fire nor sinks. Interestingly enough, It is impossible to drive a nail into this tree. The lifespan of this tree growing in the Talysh woods in Azerbaijan is more than 200 years.
  • Sheikh Safi Carpet
    That the most beautiful example of ornamental weaving is the"Ardebyl Carpet" or the "Sheikh Safi Carpet". This Carpets was woven in Tabriz, Azerbaijan in 1539 by the request of Sephevi Monarch Tahmasib I for Ardebil Mosque. The carpet of 56,12 sq.m. size was considered the largest carpet in the world for a long time, and is stored in "Victoria and Albert" Museum in London.
  • Shirali Muslimov
    That one of the long-lived inhabitants of the world (168 years)Shirali Muslimov was an Azeri. He was born in Barzavu village of Lerik region in 1805 and died in 1973. Shirali Muslumov was married 3 times and had 23 children. In 1966 Azerbaijani film studio shot a documentary film about him “Shirali descended from the mountain”. He became a father to a beautiful daughter at the age of 136. He was listed in Guinness Book Records for longevity.
  • Mugham Center
    That Baku, the Capital of Azerbaijan Houses the first and the only, world International Mugam Center. The building has a unique design and brings to mind one of the ancient beautiful musical instruments of Azerbaijan - the "Tar". Materials and equipment used for the building and construction of this state-of-the art Monument was imported from Italy, Austria, France and Turkey.
  • Azerbaijan Oil
    FACTS ABOUT AZERBAIJAN OIL. The first reliable information about oil extraction on the Absheron Peninsula, where Baku is located, dates back to the 7th and 8th centuries. At that time, the oil was taken primarily by very primitive or natural ways. In the 10th century, the Arabian traveler, Marudee, reported that both white and black oil were being extracted naturally from Baku. But as the demand for oil increased, people looked for new ways to extract the oil. It was in Azerbaijan that the first oil extraction took place. In Balakhany, one of the districts of Baku, there is a 35 meters deep well with a carved stone at the bottom. It was dug out in 1594 by a skilled workman named Mamed Nuroghlu . A Russian scientist Gemlin who visited Baku in 1771 and mine-engineer Voscoboynikov in 1827 researched and described these wells and their technology. By the end of the 19th century, Baku's fame as the "Black Gold Capital" had spread throughout of the world.

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