Kutabs are original Azerbaijani pies. Mutton is minced with onion. Pepper, salt, lavashana, pomegranate and are added and carefully mixed. The mixture is then wrapped in unleavened dough half-moon shaped slices and fried on a frying pan in oil.
Pumpkin and greens are also used as kutabs fillings.
Wheat starch or maize flour is diluted in water and when continuously stirring is poured in boiling water. Sugar, oil, saffron tincture and salt are added. Nuts are crushed; one half is mixed with sudjuk, the second half is sprinkled over the ready dish when served.