Rice

Basturma or Basdirma Polo

Basturma or Basdirma polow /pilaf is a traditional Azerbaijani rice dish that is popular in Ardebil an ancient city near Caspian Sea. The meaning of the word ‘ Basturma or Basdirma’ translates as ‘ to press’ or ‘ pressed’. An other literally meaning of this word is ‘ buried’. Why the name of this dish… Continue reading Basturma or Basdirma Polo

Stew with polow

Azerbaijani Almond Stew (Pichagh Qheymasi)

Ardabil is an Azerbaijani city in Iran and near the Caspian Sea. Almond stew or Pichagh ghemasi is one of local and traditional dishes from Ardabil.  Pichagh means knife in Azari language and refers to the silvered almonds. This scrumptious stew made with few ingredients such as lamb or been, onions and spices. It’s not… Continue reading Azerbaijani Almond Stew (Pichagh Qheymasi)