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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mosh atala (Mung bean soup with flour)

This is also very old recipe of Uzbek cuisine. It is not usually cooked in every house, as it is almost forgotten. I like this thick and nutritious soup! It is smooth, tasty and it will gives you a lot of energy through the day! Try it, it is very simple to make! You will serve 5 people from this recipe.
70 ml of vegetable oil
300 gr minced meat
130 gr peeled and sliced onions
150 gr peeled and cut in very small cubes red carrots
200 gr mung beans, washed
1.5 liter of clean drinking water
30 gr of butter
6 tbsp of plain flour
Salt to taste
1 tbsp of ground coriander
Half a tsp of ground pepper
Heat the oil and put in minced meat and spices. Fry over medium heat until nice brown color, then add in onions and fry until onions are soft. Put in carrots and fry over small heat with covered lid until carrots are half done. Pour in water and immediately put in mung beans. Bring water to boil, scoop out any foam that will float to the surface and let it simmer until mung beans are soft and ready.
In another pan melt the butter and fry flour until nice light brown color. Pour in some soup and mix well, then add this mixture to the rest of the soup. Bring soup to boil, stirring it constantly, as flour can crumble. After it boils, lower the heat and let it simmer for 10 more minutes. Add in salt. Take from the heat and serve topping with some sour cream (optional) and sprinkle over some fresh or dried greens.
Enjoy this delicious soup!
Yoqimli ishtaha!!!

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