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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 a national meal of Azerbaijani cuisine, a soup traditionally made from plain yoghurt and herbs.[1]

More often now, it is a vegetarian, yoghurt-based soup cooked with a variety of herbs. Coriander, dill, mint and rice are mainstays of the soup. Chervil and mountain parsley can be added. Spring onions or sorrel can also be used for more tender flavours. Sometimes it's cooked with chickpeas.[2] It is often served warm in winter or refreshingly cool in summer.[3][4] Traditionally served as an Azerbaijani wedding soup, served between courses of meat.[3]


Makes 4 portions

See also


  1. ^ "Dovga is a traditional Azerbaijan dish". Russian Foods. Archived from the original on 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
  2. ^ "Azerbaijan cuisine. Yoghurt and herb soup". Archived from the original on 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  3. ^ a b "Dovga". Golubka Kitchen. Archived from the original on 2016-03-17. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
  4. ^ "Yoghurt and herb soup (dovga)". Food. Retrieved 2016-03-26.