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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Kiftalik mosh ugra (Soup with meatballs, noodles and mungbean)

"Kiftalik mosh ugra" is one of the favorite recipe in Uzbekistan. In different regions the recipe can be different but the base is same - there are always noodles and mung beans in this soup. You can cook this soup with minced beef or lamb, or even with a chicken. You just fry minced meat before putting onion.
70 ml of oil
250 gr minced meat (beef, lamb or chicken)
2 onions, peeled and sliced
2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
100 gr of mung beans, washed
70 gr of dried or fresh prepared noodles ("ugra"s)
Some fresh chopped greens (choose your favorite)
Sour cream for topping
Salt to taste
1 tbsp of ground coriander
Mix minced meat with salt and coriander. Form small balls and set aside.
Heat the oil in a pot and put sliced onions first, fry until golden. Add in chopped tomatoes and fry until oil begins to separate out. Add in 2 liters of cold water and put in mung beans. Bring the soup to boil and scoop out any small foam. Reduce the heat and let it simmer until mung bean is soft. When mung beans are soft put in meat balls and on a high heat again bring to boil, stir occasionally. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 30 min. Then add in noodles and simmer until noodles are soft and ready, add in salt and take from the heat. Serve topping with 1 tbsp of sour cream and some chopped coriander leaves. Enjoy lovely and tasty soup!
Yoqimli ishtaha!!!

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