Saj ichi

Saj ichi

Saj ichi is the name of a traditional Azerbaijani frying pan with a smooth deepening in the centre. It is used for fast frying of meat and vegetables on a fire. And the composition of the dish can be very diverse. It is invariably recommended to add pomegranate seeds, which create the desired flavour. In the absence of special dishes, you should take a thick-walled cast-iron frying pan and cook on the highest heat of the stove.
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Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Azerbaijani
Servings 4 people
Calories 172 kcal


  • 1 knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 frying pan hick-walled cast-iron
  • 1 teaspoon


  • 150 g chicken fillet
  • 150 g zucchini
  • 150 g bell pepper
  • 150 g champignon
  • 100 g red onion
  • 2 clove garlic
  • bunch dill
  • ½ pc pomegranate
  • 30 ml vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper ground


  • Prepare everything you need. You can use both fresh and frozen vegetables. In the recipe the champignons are pickled.
    Ingredients for saj ichi
  • Heat a thick-walled frying pan with vegetable oil. Add the onion cut into petals and rather large cubes of zucchini.
    150 g zucchini, 30 ml vegetable oil, 100 g red onion
    Zucchini, vegetable oil, red onion
  • Fry over high heat, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Put aside on a plate.
    Process of frying zucchini and onion
  • If necessary, add a little oil and send pieces of bell pepper and halves of champignons to the pan.
    150 g champignon, 150 g bell pepper
    Champignon, bell pepper
  • Fry for a couple of minutes, just like the previous batch.
    Fried mushrooms and bell peppers
  • And at last, put the chicken fillet, cut into cubes, into the pan.
    150 g chicken fillet
    Chiken fillet
  • Keep it there for 3 minutes, then return all other components to the pan. Add garlic cloves, chopped dill, salt and pepper.
    2 clove garlic, bunch dill, ¼ tsp pepper, ¼ tsp salt
    Salt, pepper, dill, garlic
  • Mix, continue frying for another 2 minutes. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.
    ½ pc pomegranate
  • Saj ichi is ready.
    Saj ichi


Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 180mgPotassium: 298mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1280IUVitamin C: 57mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
Keyword fast, homemade




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