A kazan, qazan, qozon or ghazan (Azerbaijani: qazan, pronounced [gɑzɑn]; Uzbek: qozon, pronounced [qɒzɒ́n]; Kazakh: қазан [qɑzɑ́n]; Kyrgyz: казан [qɑzɑ́n]; Turkish: Kazan; Armenian: ղազան pronounced [ɣɑzɑn] Russian: казан; Romanian: cazan; Albanian kazan) is a type of large cooking pot used throughout Central Asia and in Russia, roughly equivalent to a cauldron, boiler, or Dutch oven. They come in a variety of sizes (small modern cooking pots are sometimes referred to as kazans), and are often measured by their capacity, such as "a 50-litre kazan". Kazans are used to cook a wide variety of foods, including plov (pilaf), sumalak, shorpa, kesme, and bawyrsaq, and as such are an important element in celebrations when food must be prepared for large numbers of guests.

Kazans may be suspended over a fire in a variety of ways. Sometimes metal frames are made, or alternatively (especially for large kazan), a hole may be dug in the ground which will hold the kazan and provide enough space underneath to keep a fire under it—in this case, an access hole is built in the side to allow the fire to be tended, and to let in air. Smaller kazans may be used on

[usually gas] stoves with the help of a specially designed piece of metal that lets the heat [of the flame] transfer to the kazan while at the same time holding it upright and steady.

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  • 1. [Samanu] Samanu (Persian: سمنو‎), Samanak (Persian: سمنک‎), Sumalak/Sumalyak (Tajik: сумалак; Uzbek: sumalak [sʉmælǽk]) or Sümölök (Kyrgyz: сүмөлөк [symœlœ́k]) is a sweet paste made entirely from germinated wheat (young wheatgrass), which is prepared for Nowruz (Persian new year celebrations) in a large pot (like a kazan) in Iran and some other countries. This practice has been traced back to the pre-Islamic Persian empire.
  • 2. [Kesme] Kesme (Kyrgyz: кесме, [kesmé]) or kespe (Kazakh: кеспе, [ki̯ɘspi̯ɘ́]), Azerbaijani: Əriştə, Persian: رشته‎, Turkish: erişte); refers to a traditional Central Asian noodle dish made by the Kyrgyz or the Kazakhs. The word itself is a nominalisation of the verb to cut or to slice, referring to the slicing of the dough involved in preparing the
  • 3. [Chorba] Chorba (Turkish: çorba, pronounced [tʃoɾˈba]), also called shorba (Persian: شوربا‎), shorwa (Pashto: شوروا ‎), ciorbă (Romanian: ciorbă), shurpa (Russian: шурпа), shorpa (Uyghur: شورپا‎), shorpo (Kyrgyz: шорпо) and sorpa (Kazakh: сорпа), is one of various kinds of soup or stew found in national cuisines across the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. In South Asia, the term shorba (Urdu: شوربہ‎, Hindi: शोरबा) simply means gravy.
  • 4. [Boortsog] Boortsog, boorsoq, bauyrsaq, or baursak (Bashkir: бауырһаҡ, Kazakh: бауырсақ [bɑwərsɑ́q], Kyrgyz: боорсок [boːrsóq], Mongolian: боорцог [ˈpɔːrtsʰəq], Russian: баурсак, Tatar Cyrillic: бавырсак, Latin: bawırsaq, Uzbek: bog'irsoq [bɒʁɨrsɒ́q], Tajik: бусроқ [busrɒ́q], Turkish: pişi, bişi, tuzlu lokma, halka) is a type of fried dough food found in the cuisines of Central Asia, Idel-Ural, and Mongolia. It is shaped
  • 5. [Bereket] Bereket, formerly Gazandjyk or Kazandzhik (Russian: Казанджик or Газанджык), is a city in Balkan Province in western Turkmenistan. Bereket is administrative centre of the Bereket District.
  • 6. [Pilaf] Pilaf (also known as pilav, pilau, plov, pulao, polu and palaw) is a dish in which rice is cooked in a seasoned broth. In some cases, the rice may also attain its brown color by being stirred with bits of cooked onion, as well as a large mix of spices. Depending on the local cuisine, it may also contain meat, fish, vegetables, and (dried) fruits.
  • 7. [Wok] A wok (in Cantonese and Hakka) (simplified Chinese: 镬; traditional Chinese: 鑊; Jyutping: wok6) is a versatile round-bottomed cooking vessel originating from Guangdong Province in China. It is one of the most common cooking utensils in China as well as in East and Southeast Asia, as well as becoming a popular niche cooking tool throughout much of the industrialized world.
  • 8. [Balkan Province] Balkan Province (Turkmen: Balkan welaýaty) is one of the Welayat (provinces) of Turkmenistan. It is in the far west of the country, bordering Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, the Caspian Sea, and Iran. Its capital is Balkanabat, formerly known as Nebit Dag. It has an area of 139,270 square kilometers and a population of approximately 553,500 people (2005 est.). Its population density of 3.3 persons per square kilometer is the lowest in Turkmenistan.
  • 9. [Dutch oven] A Dutch oven is a thick-walled (usually cast iron but also ceramic and clay) cooking pot with a tight-fitting lid. Dutch ovens have been used as cooking vessels for hundreds of years. They are called casserole dishes in English speaking countries other than the United States ("casserole" means "pot" in French), and cocottes in French.
  • 10. [Cauldron] A cauldron (or caldron) is a large metal pot (kettle) for cooking and/or boiling over an open fire, with a large mouth and frequently with an arc-shaped hanger.
  • 11. [Cookware and bakeware] Cookware and bakeware are types of food preparation containers commonly found in a kitchen. Cookware comprises cooking vessels, such as saucepans and frying pans, intended for use on a stove or range cooktop. Bakeware comprises cooking vessels intended for use inside an oven. Some utensils are both cookware and bakeware.
  • 12. [Central Asia] Central Asia is the core region of the Asian continent and stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north. It is also sometimes referred to as Middle Asia, and, colloquially, "the 'stans" (as the six countries generally considered to
  • 13. [Volume] Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by some closed boundary, for example, the space that a substance (solid, liquid, gas, or plasma) or shape occupies or contains. Volume is often quantified numerically using the SI derived unit, the cubic metre. The volume of a container is generally understood to be the capacity of
  • 14. [Turkmenistan] Turkmenistan (/tɜrkˈmɛnɨstæn/ or /tɜrkmɛnɨˈstɑːn/; Turkmen: Türkmenistan), formerly known as Turkmenia, is one of the Turkic states in Central Asia. Turkmenistan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the northeast and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west.
  • 15. [Fire] Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products. Slower oxidative processes like rusting or digestion are not included by this definition.
  • 16. [Boiler] A boiler is a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated. The fluid does not necessarily boil. (In North America the term "furnace" is normally used if the purpose is not actually to boil the fluid.) The heated or vaporized fluid exits the boiler for use in various processes or heating applications, including central heating, boiler-based power generation, cooking, and sanitation.
  • 17. [Russia] Russia /ˈrʌʃə/ or /ˈrʊʃə/ (Russian: Россия, tr. Rossiya; IPA: [rɐˈsʲijə] ( )), also officially known as the Russian Federation (Russian: Российская Федерация, tr. Rossiyskaya Federatsiya; IPA: [rɐˈsʲijskəjə fʲɪdʲɪˈrat͡sɨjə] ( )), is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland,
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