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Ajapsandali - Georgian eggplant stew.jpg
Place of origin Georgia, Azerbaijan
Main ingredients Eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, seasoning

Ajapsandali (Georgian: აჯაფსანდალი), or ajapsandal[1] (Azerbaijani: əcəbsəndəl) is a traditional Azerbaijani and Georgian dish, also popular in the northern Caucasus. It consists of onion, eggplant, potato, tomato, bell pepper, parsley and other seasoning, and sometimes lamb or beef.[2]

Ajapsandali is a popular family dish of Azerbaijani and Georgian cuisines. The main ingredients are eggplants, tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, and cilantro. Some variations of the dish also include potatoes and the chili pepper. All the ingredients of ajapsandali are common Georgian food and readily available during the summer season. This dish is a relative to popular Turkish dish İmam bayıldı.


The exact etymology is not known. According to one theory it could be translated from the Turkic dialects as "How delicious you are!"[3]


  1. ^ Андрей Бугайский. Бинарный снаряд из овощей. // журнал BBQ.
  2. ^ Burford T. 2008, Georgia, Bradt Travel Guide, p. 69.
  3. ^ http://gurmania.uz/prochie-blyuda/1711

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