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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Barra piyoz sho'rvasi (Soup with spring onions)

I remember my mother making this kind of "sho'rva" in spring, she used to cook it on a wood fire and it tasted heavenly! I loved that soup with smoky flavor. I tried to recreate this soup on a regular gas stove and it turned out to delicious, light and healthy soup. Try to choose meat with some bones, that will give additional flavor to your soup.
400 grams of beef or lamb
4 bigger spring onions
1 leek
1 medium sized capsicum
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed (I used 3 zucchinis to make soup totally green :))
1 tbsp of fresh ground coriander
1 tsp of cumin seeds
Half a tsp of fresh ground pepper
Salt to taste
Sour cream for serving
Put meat in 2 liters of cold water. Bring to boil and scoop out all of the foam. Set the heat on medium and let it simmer for 1 hour under half closed lid. Stir every 20 min.
Chop up spring onions, leek and capsicum. Cube potatoes or zucchinis.

Put all of the vegetables and spices to the soup and let it simmer for 20 min or until potatoes are soft and cooked. At the end sprinkle salt and take from heat. Serve topping with sour cream. Enjoy this soup with "Qatlama". Mmmm, yummy!
Yoqimli ishataha!!!

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