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Azerbaijan - soft drinks
Ayran
lebanon
armenia
syria
azerbaijan
ouzbekistan
turkey
Ayran drink
© packaging-creality.de
National drink in Turkey, Ayran is a yogurt drink composed of one third fresh yogurt and two thirds salt water. Yogurt may be from cow, sheep or goat milk. Ayran's flavour suits spicy meals, also cool as an aperitif with pistachios.
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Pomegrenate juice
azerbaijan
iran
israel
tajikistan
turkey
Pomegrenate juice drink
© satoriz.fr
refreshing and natural drink obtained from the freshly squeezed fruit.



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Dough or Doogh
afghanistan
armenia
azerbaijan
iran
iraq
syria
tajikistan
Dawghe in aramean, Tahn in armenian
Dough or Doogh drink
© shopify.com
Dough or doogh is a popular drink made with yogurt, (sometimes sparkling) water, salt, pepper, and seasoned with dried mint. Doogh is the national drink of Iran and Armenia. Commercialized also in Azerba´jan, Afghanistan, Irak, Syria, Turkey, in the Balkans and in other countries of Middle-East and central Asia. (wikipedia). Add cucumber cubes to this drinkable yogurt to obtain a crispy texture.

Azerbaijan - vegetarian recipes
Stuffed vineleaves, Dolmeh barg, Dolma,Sarma
armenia
azerbaijan
greece
iran
israel
lebanon
ouzbekistan
russia
serbia
tajikistan
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Stuffed vineleaves, Dolmeh barg, Dolma,Sarma recipe
© marmiton.org

This (important) recipe is known in so many countries...

Ingredients :
a jar of vineleaves, (2 leaves for each dolmeh)
basmati rice 3 cups
dried dill 3 tbsp
currants (soaked in a cup of water) 1 handful of
pine nuts 1 handful
juice of 2 lemons
dash of olive oil, salt

Recipe of stuffed vineleaves :
Wash and cook the rice with dried dill, a pinch of salt and a table spoon of oil.
When the water is almost evaporated, stir gently to divide up uniforml ... read next



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Fruit-roll, Lavashak
iran
lebanon
syria
armenia
azerbaijan
southafrica
usa
Fruit-roll, Lavashak recipe
© chichichoc.blogspot.com
Fruit-roll is a clever snack for children and adults. It is also a form of fruits storage during the cold season. In the persian cuisine fruits and vegetables are cooked together, fruit-roll (Lavashak) is often used as a kind of sauce. The recipe I describe here is the persian version using no suggar at all and is sour (whereas the american one si sweet). I must say the more delicious fruit-roll I ever ate is the south-african one, with exotic fruits (guava, mango, etc) !

Ingredients :
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Azerbaijan - tales
Jirtdan and the div
azerbaijan
Jirtdan and the div tale
© azer.com
see azer.com

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Nasr'eddin Hodja
algeria
azerbaijan
iran
morocco
ouzbekistan
tajikistan
tunisia
turkey
Nasr'eddin Hodja tale
© blogspot.com
also called Mollah Nasreddin or Djouha, this hero is usually sitting reverse on his donkey. His fame goes from the balkans to Mongolia ! His ingenious and buffoon teachings are translated in dozens languages.




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Malikmammad
azerbaijan
Malikmammad tale
© wikimedia.org
Malikmammad is a young prince who journeys into the Dark World and has to face creatures like ogres and dragons, and a creature from Turkic folklore called the Emerald Bird (Zumrud/Konrul). Here is the azeri version of the tale. see azeri.org

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