Qatiq from Azerbaijan
Bulgarian qatiq

Qatiq is a fermented milk product from the Turkic countries. It is considered a more solid form of yogurt than ayran.[1]

In order to make qatiq, boiled milk is fermented for 6–10 hours in a warm place. Sometimes red beets or cherries are used for colouring. The product may be kept in a cool place for two or three days. If stored longer, it will turn sour; it may still be added to high-fat soups, though. The chalop soup is made from qatiq in Uzbekistan.

When sour milk is strained in a canvas bag, the resulting product is called suzma.[2] Dried suzma, or kurut, is often rolled into marble-size balls.[3]

In Bulgaria, катък (katăk) is a spread that has the consistency of mayonnaise.

See also


  1. ^ Food on the Move (ed. by Harlan Walker). Oxford Symposium, 1997. ISBN 9780907325796. Page 245.
  2. ^ Harlan Walker (1990). Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery, 1989: Staple Foods : Proceedings. Oxford Symposium. pp. 219–. ISBN 978-0-907325-44-4.
  3. ^ Bradley Mayhew; Greg Bloom; Paul Clammer; Michael Kohn (2010). Central Asia. Lonely Planet. pp. 87–. ISBN 978-1-74179-148-8.