Nakhchivan hosts traditional Kata festival
Baku, April 16, AZERTAC
The traditional Kata (flat pie with greens) festival has today kicked off in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
The two-day festival, which will take place at the “Nakhchivangala” Historical-Architectural Museum Complex, is an important event to demonstrate and promote the preparation of different types of katas belonging to the cities and regions of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
The crowded festival, which coincides with the weekend, will bring together the residents of the Autonomous Republic, as well as local and foreign visitors.
As always, festival participants from the districts of the Autonomous Republic will take their places in the sections arranged for them at the museum complex.
Kata occupies a special place in pastry in the ancient culinary culture of the Azerbaijani people. Since the ancient times meals prepared using mixed greens, asphodel, nettle, pumpkin, lentil, nut, halva, sweet, doyma katas have been very popular. Different types of Kata prepared from herbs that can be eaten in the early spring months have a special place in Nakhchivan cuisine. The climatic conditions of the Autonomous Republic enable the spread of wild plants, which are rich in various minerals and vitamins, and katas prepared from them are also useful for human organisms.
The festival participants will also have an opportunity to watch the preparation of various katas live and to taste various types of kata baked in tandir (oven made of clay in a hole in the earth).