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Monday, January 4, 2010

Qovurilgan Qovoq shorva (Fried Pumpkin soup)

"Qovoq shorva" is one of my favorite soup. It is very easy and delicious.
50 gr of vegetable oil
300 gr meat, cut in medium sized cubes
2 small onions, peeled and sliced
2 tomatoes , peeled and chopped
1 small capsicum, cut in big long strips
2 potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 small carrots, peeled and cut in medium pieces
300 gr of pumpkin, peeled and cut in big cubes
Salt to taste
Fresh chopped coriander
Heat up oil in your crock pot or wok. Add in meat and fry until brown, add onions and continue to fry until soft, then put in tomatoes, capsicum, carrot. Fry until oil separates out. Put in potatoes, stir fry for 5 min. Pour 1.5 liter of cold water and bring to boil. Scoop out any foam. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 20 min. Add in pumpkin and continue to boil for 1 hour or until your pumpkin is soft and ready. Add in salt and serve vegetables in separate plate and soup in a small bowl with fresh chopped coriander.
Yoqimli ishtaha!!!