It is a traditional dish from northern Bulgaria. Lyutika is made from a variety of vegetables, which are cut and pounded using a mortar and pestle. Typical ingredients are hot peppers, tomatoes, garlic and onion.
It is usually served cold and accompanied by slices of toasted bread to spread. There are other types of recipes that include yogurt, fresh cheese or even meat.
It is a very popular appetizer in northern Bulgaria and is present in many restaurants in the area.