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Ajapsandali - Georgian eggplant stew.jpg
Place of originGeorgia, Azerbaijan
Main ingredientsEggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, seasoning

Ajapsandali (Georgian: აჯაფსანდალი), or ajapsandal[1] (Azerbaijani: əcəbsəndəl) is a traditional Azerbaijani, Georgian and Armenian dish, also popular in the northern Caucasus. It consists of onion, eggplant, potato, tomato, bell pepper, parsley and other seasoning.[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 and Azerbaijani food and readily available during the summer season.


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


  1. ^ Андрей Бугайский. Бинарный снаряд из овощей. // журнал BBQ.
  2. ^ Burford T. 2015, Georgia, Bradt Travel Guide, p. 71.
  3. ^ http://gurmania.uz/prochie-blyuda/1711

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