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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pomidorli palov (Pilaf with tomatoes)

I love the color of this pilaf! It is very beautiful. Tomatoes give special flavor and you will love it! You can also add some garlic if you want. It is also useful and very nutritious as it contains minerals and proteins. You will feed about 6 people from this recipe.
150 ml of vegetable oil
250 gr meat (beef or lamb)cut in big pieces
150 gr peeled and sliced onions
About 6 medium tomatoes, blended in food processor or finely chopped (about 400 ml blended tomatoes)
300 gr peeled and sliced carrots
300 gr rice (I used long grain rice)
1 tbsp of cumin seeds
1 tbsp of ground coriander
1 tsp of ground pepper
Salt to taste
Heat the oil well and fry meat until nice brown color. After add in onions and fry until onions are soft and light golden. Now add in tomato puree.

Fry until oil separates out, then put in carrots and fry until carrots are half done.

Now pour in 200 ml of water, set the heat on medium and simmer for 1 hour. Add in salt and spices.

After one hour, wash rice well and layer evenly on top of the vegetables and meat. Pour enough water to cover it for 1 inch and set the heat on high. Wait till all the water will evaporates and then mix only top of the rice. Now set the heat on very low and cover the lid. Cook for 20 min and then open up the lid, again mix only the top of the rice and recover the pot. Cook for another 10-15 min.
Take from the heat and mix well all the ingredients. Serve cutting meat in mouthful chunks and enjoy!
Yoqimli ishtaha!!!

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