Sunday, November 29, 2009
Mastava (soup with meat and rice)
This is one of our favorite and very old recipe. In folk medicine this soup as many other soups, is a good cure for temperature if eaten with freshly grounded pepper.
150gr of olive oil or vegetable oil
300gr of freshly chopped meat, you can use beef or mutton
1 large onion, sliced
1 carrot chopped in cubes
2 tomatoes finely chopped
1 sweet pepper, cleaned from seeds and cut in cubes
150 gr of rice
2 potatoes, peeled and cut in cubes
2 liters of water
Cream for serving
1 tsp of cumin seeds
Salt to taste
Fresh chopped coriander or dill
Heat up the oil in pan, add meat and fry until brown, add onions, fry about 5-6 min,
place tomatoes, carrots, and sweet pepper and fry frequently stirring until oil separates out. Add rice, fry about 20 seconds and pour water, put in potatoes. Bring to boil, scoop put all the foam and reduce the heat. Let it simmer until the rice is soft and ready. Add in spice and salt.
Serve it with freshly chopped coriander leaves and one tsp of cream.
You can also sprinkle fresh grounded pepper.