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Place of originAzerbaijan Azerbaijan
Main ingredientsyogurt, flour, rice, egg, spinach, dill, coriander, mint
Food energy
(per serving)
150 kcal (628 kJ)

Dovga (Azerbaijani: Dovğа) is an Azerbaijani soup made from plain yoghurt and herbs.[1] Traditionally, it is served as a wedding soup and is introduced between courses of meat, intended to boost digestion.[2][3][4]

Dovga is a soup that is cooked with a variety of herbs. While its ingredients can vary seasonally and regionally, the soup usually includes coriander, dill, mint, and spinach.[3] The soup is sometimes cooked with rice, chickpeas, and meatballs.[2][5][6] It is often served warm in winter or chilled in summer.[2][6]

One variation of dovga is abdug, popular in Iran.[3] Abdug does not include rice and is served with ice in the summer.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dovga is a traditional Azerbaijan dish". Russian Foods. Archived from the original on 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
  2. ^ a b c "Dovga". Golubka Kitchen. Archived from the original on 2016-03-17. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
  3. ^ a b c Abitbol, Vera (May 11, 2019). "Dovga". 196 Flavors. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  4. ^ "Dovga". TasteAtlas. AtlasMedia. February 17, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  5. ^ "Azerbaijan cuisine. Yoghurt and herb soup". Archived from the original on 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  6. ^ a b "Yoghurt and herb soup (dovga)". Food. 25 May 2015. Retrieved May 28, 2023.

External links[edit]

  • Dovga at the Wikibooks Cookbook subproject