Saturday, November 28, 2009
Qaynatma shorva - Soup with meat and vegetables
My first ever post:) "Qaynatma shorva" is time taking, but very easy and healthy soup. It is very useful for people who caught a cold, flu or who is having high temperature.
500gr meat, beef or lamb preferably with some bones, as bones will give a nice taste to the soup
2-3 onions, one peeled and sliced, the rest just peeled and cut on both sides
2 carrots, peeled and cut in 5-6 pieces
2 tomatoes finely chopped
2 sweet green pepper cleaned from seeds and halved
2 turnips,peeled and quartered
2 potatoes, peeled and cut in two-three pieces
Spices: 1tsp cumin seeds, 2 bay leafs, freshly ground black pepper and some fresh chopped coriander leaves.
Put meat in 3 liters of cold water, and bring to boil over high heat, scoop out all the foam, and reduce the heat, let it simmer for at least an hour. Time by time, check on a soup and scoop out the foam(if you do so. your soup will be clear in color). Put all the vegetables, again bring soup to boil and again scoop out the foam. Let it simmer for 1.5 hours, don't forget gradually stirring it. At the end, take out the whole onions and green pepper. Set aside or just chop them and put in your soup to make it thicker. At the end, add bay leafs, salt and cumin seeds, and let it simmer for another 10 min. Serve in individual bowls, sprinkling some fresh ground pepper and add fresh chopped coriander. Yummy:)
Yoqimli ishtaha!!! (Bon appetite in Uzbek)