Thursday, August 12, 2010
Pomidor quymoqli palov (Pilav with omelets in tomatoes)
"Pomidor quymoqli palov" is good looking and delicious variety of Uzbek pilavs. Usually it is made in weddings. I must tell that you should use bigger tomatoes, I didn't have those, so I used small ones. Make 1-2 omelets for a person. I love the taste of these eggs in tomatoes! This recipe is for 4 people.
120 ml of vegetable oil
200 gr meat (lamb or beef)
3 medium sized onions, peeled and sliced
300 gr of peeled and cut in thin strips carrot
4 big, ripe and hard tomatoes
Salt to taste
1 tbsp of ground coriander
1 tsp of cumin seeds
Heat up the oil and begin to fry meat over high heat until brown. Now add in onions and continue frying until onions are golden. Put in all of the carrot, mix well and cover the lid. Cook on a low heat until carrots are soft, approximately for 40 min. While, prepare tomatoes. Cut just the top of tomatoes and scrub out all the inner meat with a spoon.
Sprinkle some salt in and turn down, just to get rid of the liquid.
Add all the pulp that you scrub out from tomatoes to the cooked carrots. Add in salt and all spices and mix carefully. Cook for another 15 min under covered lid.
Now put in washed rice and layer it evenly with a spoon over meat and vegetables. Add in enough water to cover the rice for about 2 cm. Set the heat on high and let all the water evaporate. Check the saltiness. Now lower the heat and put in tomatoes on top of the rice and push down them slightly. Break up one egg to each tomato. Close the lid and cook for about 20 min. Eggs must be cooked.
Take out all of the tomato omelets very carefully. Now mix only the top of the rice and continue cooking under closed lid for about 10-15 min.
Serve on a big plate and enjoy with your family!!!