Cuisine of the peoples of the Caucasus (Caucasian) — national recipes of homemade dishes with photos
Cuisine of the peoples of the Caucasus or national Caucasian cuisine — it is a collective concept uniting Abkhazian, Azerbaijani, Armenian, Georgian Lezgin, Ossetian, Chechen cuisine. Of course, each of them has its own dishes, but most of them are similar, such as barbecue. This dish is a medium-sized sliced pieces of pork or lamb, pickled, and then fried on the grill. The principle of cooking is the same, the marinades are different. They are the most diverse.
The commonality of the previously listed Caucasian cuisines lies in the fact that in each of them you will find snacks, salads, first courses in the form of thick soups, second hot dishes, desserts, pastries, preparations for the winter. This kind of pattern can be traced in the food used. For example, the basis of many dishes is meat. The most popular is lamb, then goat and beef, as well as poultry meat. Pork is practically not used, due to religious factors. The fact is that many Caucasians adhere to Islam, which just imposes a ban (haram) on eating pig meat. In addition, milk and dairy products are quite widely used. Quite popularly sour milk and drinks based on it, as well as all kinds of cheeses. By the way, for the Caucasian peoples, cheese making is an integral part of their traditional cooking. Also on the traditional Caucasian table you will see a wide variety of greens, as well as local seasonal vegetables. Another similar feature is the use of wheat flour for baking flat cakes.
The peoples of the Caucasus jealously guard their traditions. So, for example, having gone to the Caucasus, you will often see a tandoor — a traditional roaster oven, in which a variety of dishes are made. Such a fixture served faithfully for more than one hundred years, and will serve no less!
Speaking about the cuisine of the peoples of the Caucasus, we would like to note that every year it is gaining popularity on a world scale more and more. Today, millions of people are familiar with such names: kharcho, plov, lobio, satsivi, khachapuri, lula kebab and many others. And it is not surprising, because these dishes are not only unusual and orientally piquant, but also very tasty!
If you are interested in the national Caucasian cuisine, then we suggest to get to know it better. You do not have to go to an expensive restaurant, or look for a suitable cafe. You can join the Caucasian kitchen from the comfort of your own home. Just take advantage of those recipes with photos that are shown here! We hope that the dishes prepared by you will be in the best traditions of this oriental cuisine!