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Signature Azerbaijani Dolma made by SMAACK Dutch Authentic Platform

These gorgeous Azerbaijani dolma's you see on the photo is made by the talented and creative founders Karen & Dafne of SMAACK, a Dutch Food Platform where you can find the most authentic recipes from all the parts of the world. What makes this even more special is, the switch of the roles. This time, we shared the authentic recipe of the UNESCO Heritage listed Azerbaijani dolma and they prepared the dolma all by their own. It is absolutely amazing to see SMAACK preparing such a complicated meal! You can find the complete recipe and read about the ancient Azerbaijani cuisine through the link below. To get warm, you can listen to beautiful Azerbaijani jazz.   Ancient Azerbaijani Cuisine   ...

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Stuffed Aubergine, Tomato and Bell Peppers

Called "tomato, aubergine bell pepper dolma", this stuffed dish is definetely a favourite dish of all times in the summer! As mentioned before, Azerbaijani people eat seasonally, so using seasonal vegetables and fruits is a must in the Azerbaijani cuisine. There are lots of health benefits you can gain by eating in season. Foods that are grown and consumed during their appropriate seasons are more nutritionally dense. So, whenever the aubergines pop, make sure you prepare a nice stuffed dolma. What do you need for this delicious dolma and how to prepare it? Very easy! Just follow the steps below. Ingredients: - 1-2 tablespoons of oil - 6 small aubergines (12 cm long, 4 cm in diameter, available in the Turkish supermarket)...

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Qarabağ Kətəsi - Filled Karabagh Bread (Sweet)

  Today I’m in the mood of making a traditional Azerbaijani sweet bread  called “Karabagh ketesi” which comes originally from the Karabagh region. Karabagh Ketesi is a soft dough sweet bread with an amazingly tasty filling. I always loved this bread as a child, it brings so much sweet memories! I am sharing below our family recipe.   Ingredients: 6 sweet breads For the dough 3 eggs 100g melted butter 100g sugar 5 cups of flour 1 tea spoon yeast 1 tea spoon salt Water (as much as you need to create a solid “ball” For the filling 2 cups of flour 5 cup of sugar 100g butter Decoration: 1 egg yolk to put on top of it to get...

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"Shah Plov" Azerbaijani King's Rice

Azerbaijani Shah Plov or "Crown Plov" is known as the king of dishes, as it is considered to be the most special dish in Azerbaijani cuisine. The addition of saffron, makes the Azerbaijani rice unique. But what makes the Azerbaijani rice even more unique is the fact that the rice and other ingredients such as (meat, dried fruits, chestnuts, etc.) are being prepared separately and not together in one stew. Certainly, this outstanding dish cannot be missed on the table during festive evenings, weddings, birthdays, etc. There are more than 40 varieties of Azerbaijani rice, in this blog we will get acquianted with the recipe of the classic Shah Plov with dried fruits and meat (You can also try the...

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Easy & Healthy "Farmer's" Salad with Pommegranate Sauce

A simple, budget, fresh salad that can add a healthy dose of vegetables to your daily meals! This is what you need: 2 tomatoes Half of cucumber "Bizim Tarla" Pommegarante Sauce Half of red onion 3 strings of Coriander Salt & Pepper  1 teaspoon olive oil Cut the tomatoes, the cucumber, red onion and the coriander and mix it all together. Finish it with sprinkling pommegranate sauce and a little bit of olive oil. Wait 2-3 min so the vegetables can absorb it all and voila!

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