experience Ganja's local cuisine

Ganja's cooks give an interesting twist to delicious national desserts and dishes. Be sure to try things like Ganja dovga and shah pilaf (plov).

experienceGanja's local cuisine

Ganja blends an ancient history and youthful energy, but it is no less interesting from a culinary perspective – the region has several of its own special desserts and dishes. Unlike its Baku counterpart, Ganja’s version of pakhlava is lighter in colour and baked on a copper tray over a campfire. It’s extremely tender and has a taste exuding hints of roses and saffron that melt in your mouth. Of the region’s other specialties, during a trip to Ganja don’t miss trying: Ganja dovga, a yoghurt-based soup with herbs and veg such as mint, spinach and celery; keta which are meat or herb qutabs with white cheese; and of course, shah (king) pilaf, a rice dish resembling a massive pie packed with meat, dried fruit and onions and baked with a covering of lavash flatbread. 

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weather and season

Air temperature

Current:
16.2°C
Average:
15.6 – 30°C / 60.1–86.0°F

Feel temperature

Current:
16.5°C
Average:
15.2 – 32.8°C / 59.4–91.0°F

Wind

Current:
  • Sunny
  • NW
  • speed 7.4 km/h

When to go

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  • Spring, summer, autumn

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