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Monday, November 30, 2009

Dimlama (Stewed vegetables with meat)

Dimlama is very easy to cook and useful meal, your home will fill with mouth watering aroma while cooking Dimlama. It takes some time, but it worth that.
You will need:
300 gr of meat (beef or mutton)cut in small pieces
150 ml of vegetable oil
2 onions peeled and chopped
2 carrots peeled and cut in 5-6 pieces
2 tomatoes peeled and chopped
2 sweet pepper, it can be green or red, sliced
2 eggplants cut in cubes
2 turnips quartered
one small cabbage cut in medium pieces
200gr pumpkin cut in medium pieces
8 cloves of garlic
2 potatoes peeled and quartered
Salt, cumin seeds, ground coriander, 2 bay leaf and pepper.
Take deep pan with heavy bottom, put an oil and heat it. Fry meat until brown, add in onion, continue frying until onions are light brown. Reduce the heat, layer all the vegetables by turn- first carrots, then turnips, bell pepper, tomatoes, eggplant, garlic, cabbage, pumpkin and at the end put potatoes on top. Sprinkle some salt, add one glass (150 ml) of water and cover the lid. You are free now for 2 hours. But for safety u can check up in 1 hour. After 2 hours, open the lid, put in bay leaf and spices, cover it for 10 min.
Serve it while hot with fresh chopped dill or coriander leaves.
Yoqimli ishtaha!!!

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