Desserts, Nowruz

Mutekke Cookies(شیرینی متکا)

Mutekke or Cigarette  cookies are  traditional Azerbaijani cookies. Mutekke موتکه یا متکاwhich is called bolster in English language is a long and narrow pillow filled with cotton or feather. By the way I have attached some photos of Mutekke in following photos. So name of this cookie come from their shape which resembles a traditional… Continue reading Mutekke Cookies(شیرینی متکا)

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Stew with polow

IranianAlmond Stew (Pichagh Qheymasi)

Ardabil اردبیل is an beautiful city with very freinedly and nice peopel in NW of Iran, near the Caspian Sea. Almond stew or Pichagh ghemasi پیچاق قیمه سی is one of local and traditional dishes comes from Ardabil.  Pichagh means knife in Azari language and refers to the silvered almonds. This scrumptious stew made with… Continue reading IranianAlmond Stew (Pichagh Qheymasi)

pasta/ spaghetti/ macaroni, Vegetarains

Azerbaijani Pasta with Potato and Garlic Yogurt Sauce

This pasta dish is divine.  It is popular in Azerbaijan and Turkey. There is no meat sauce but with fried potatoes and onions along with garlic yogurt sauce is just a piece of heaven in your plate.     Ingredients: 120 g pasta 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped… Continue reading Azerbaijani Pasta with Potato and Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Soup/aash

Azerbaijani Noodle Aash

This noodle aash is popular in NW of Iran. It has a sour/sweet taste due to vinegar and prunes in it.. This is a noodle soup with cereals, meat balls, fried onions and dried mint. Azerbaijani noodle aash Ingredients 200g Persian noodles ) if it is not available you can use egg noodles instead of… Continue reading Azerbaijani Noodle Aash