King Rice/Shah Pilaf

Shah plov or crown rice is an Azerbaijani signature dish. There are different types of rice dish in Azerbaijani cuisine but this one is king of rice. This rice dish is known as : Khan rice, shah rice or crown rice and is served in special occasions. Shah rice made with red meat or chicken…

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Fruit Cake

This is light fruit cake with candied orange, coloured cherries and raisins. A cake for four season. I love this beautiful cake , full of colours and flavour. Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour 2 eggs 1 cup white sugar ½ cup melted butter 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tbsp vanilla extract 5 tbsp milk…

Oatmeal Cookies

Either Soft and chewy or crunchy cookies are tasty snacks. You can make your home made cookies with dried fruits such as dates, raisins, figs, or nuts and seeds or chocolate chips. My oatmeal cookies are soft cookies made with raisins and orange skins. Due to orange skin , taste is gorgeous. If you baked…

Shirazi Rice Pilaf

Shiraz is an ancient city in SW of Iran. Shiraz is known as the city of literature, flowers, wine, gardens, nightingales and poets. This beautiful city is a one of the important tourism centres in Iran. With a short driving distance from Shiraz there are ruins of some of most spectacular ancient sites such as:…

Raisins-Pistachio Baklava

For making this baklava no need to special technique. Super easy and quick will be ready. Ingredients Filo pastry Butter 4 tbsp chopped pistachio 4 tbsp raisins Ingredients for syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 tsp Orange blossom or rose water ½ lemon or lime juice   Preparation Preheat the oven to 180C….

Dried Fruits Biscuits (Biscotti)

These scrumptious biscuits are really good. I am sure kids and adults would love it. Recipe is flexible and you can choose your favourite dried fruits. They are just good, simple, healthy, tasty and beautiful. Ingredients 160g all purpose flour 110g butter, softened 100g sugar 50g nuts:pistachio or walnuts or almonds, chopped 2 eggs 1…

Azerbaijani Rice Pilaf with Milk ( Sutti Polow)

This is a traditional rice pilaf made in milk and serves with beautifully fried raisins and dates in butter, cinnamon and saffron. In some recipes you can serve rice either  with smoked fish, that is just yum or with raisins and dates.     Ingredients 2 cups rice 2 cups milk 1 ½ cups water…

Bird Shaped Breads

I love💖💖 home made breads. When you make your breads you will never go back to buying them. I have shared plenty of my bread recipes from flavoured breads with garlic, onion, olive, to quick breads, and to be honest with you Nothing is better than to have home made fresh and warm bread specially…

Chocolate dipped Orange peel- dates and raisins

Anytime I make a dish, desert or jam with orange, it brings amazing beautiful bright coloعr and warm perfume into all kind of my recipes. Orange peel or fruit in sugar syrup is popular in Middle East. but they are not jam. Because It is crystallized fruit or a pieces of peel that are cooked…

Rice with Dried Fruits ( Shirin Polo)

Shirin polow comes from Azerbaijani cuisine. In this dish, we have dried fruits such as dates, apricots and raisins. It has a gorgeous sweet savoury taste and however it is sweet but is not a dessert . Sweet rice ( shirin polow) is served on its own or served with beef or lamb. It is…