Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tovuq shurva (Chicken soup)
Tovuq shurva is very easy to make. As most of the soups,it will take a little more time to cook, but you don't have to "keep an eye" on it. Ff you want it to be delicious and beautiful, make sure you are using only fresh vegetables for soup. Pick juicy and red, ripe tomatoes as they will give their taste and color to the soup. What can be better then eating useful, healthy, hot and tasty chicken soup in a rainy, cold day!
1 kg of whole chicken, or half of big chicken, washed
3 tbsp of vegetable or olive oil
2 onions, sliced
2 big, ripe red tomatoes peeled and finely chopped
1 big capsicum, cut in small cubs
1 big carrot, peeled and cut in medium sized pieces
Salt, 2 bay leaves, ground coriander
Fresh chopped coriander leaves.
Take very deep bowl, put chicken in to it. Pour enough water to fully cover the chicken. Bring to boil over high heat and scoop out all the foam. Reduce the heat. Half cover your bowl and let it simmer for 1.5 hour, or until chicken is soft and ready. Stir every 15 min.
In another pan, heat oil and fry onions until soft, but not brown. Add in tomatoes, continue frying. Now put ii in to the soup along with carrot, capsicum. Bring soup to boil, scoop out any foam, and stir. Let it simmer for 50 min, stir occasionally. Then put salt, bay leaves, ground coriander and wait for 15 min.
Serve it with fresh chopped coriander. You can also put potatoes in this soup, before 20 min that it's ready. But usually I prefer without.