Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Tovuq qovurdoq (Stewed chicken)
Today I cooked "Tovuq qovurdoq", I love this meal, as it is nourishing and very tasty. I usually dip pieces of bread in it's gravy and eat it. Chicken, cooked in this way, is very tender and juicy.
70 ml of any vegetable oil
600 grams of chicken cut in medium sized chunks
2 onions, peeled and sliced
1 capsicum, seeded and cut in small cubes
3 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
4-5 potatoes, peeled and quartered
Salt to taste
1 tbsp of cumin seeds
1 tbsp of ground coriander
Some fresh chopped dill
Make sure you are using a crock pot for cooking this meal, as while frying it can easily stick to the bottom of the pan.
Heat up oil and fry chicken until light brown. Add in onions and continue frying, until onions are transparent. Add in capsicum and tomatoes, fry until oil separates out. Add in potatoes, fry for 10 min, constantly stirring. Now, add in 200 ml of cold water, bring it to boil and then reduce the heat. Close the lid of your pot. Cook, until potatoes are soft, but not mushy. Add in salt and spices, cook for 5 min more, then take from the heat. Serve with freshly chopped dill. Never leave any meal on a hot stove as it will loose it's taste.