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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hamirli dimlama (Stew with home made noodles)

This yummy recipe was given by Ziyoda opa, and has been told me by my French teacher Fayzulla aka, who used to teach us at the University. Thanks to Ziyoda opa for this delicious recipe! This was the original picture of this dish, cooked by Ziyoda opa:

I loved the recipe, as it turned out to be fast, delicious and easy meal!
130 ml of vegetable oil
300 grams of meat (beef or lamb) cubed or chopped
2 onions, peeled and sliced
1 big carrot (in original recipe yellow carrot must be used, but I couldn't find it) peeled, half cubed, half cut in long thin strips
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 small capsicum, seeded and cut in long thin strips
1 potatoes, peeled and cubed in big pieces
Salt to taste
1 tsp of cumin seeds
Half a tsp of ground pepper
For dough;
60 ml of water
1 tsp of salt
Plain flour as needed
First of all prepare the dough, as it has to be dried for a while. Mix salt in warm water and start adding flour until you will form slightly hard dough. Wrap it and set aside for 15-20 min. Open up, knead a little and start rolling up. Roll up the dough in medium thickness, approximately in 1/4 inches.

Sprinkle finely all over the dough with flour to prevent sticking and then fold it up with a help of a long stick, cut along 3 inch pieces. Now unfold each strip and put one on top of another. Cut all along in 1/4 inch strips.

After you done with cutting, open up noodles with you hands, gently shaking up in the air. Let noodles dry for a while. Now you can start to cook the base.

Heat up oil in crock pot and brown the meat over high heat. While meat is browning cut all the vegetables,don't forget stirring the meat time by time.

When meat is nicely browned, add in onions, fry until onions are transparent and then add in carrots and capsicum. Fry until carrots are half done. Add in tomatoes, fry until oil will start to separate out, add in potatoes. Now pour in enough water only to cover the vegetables, like this:
Add in salt, spices and let simmer for 10 min, then set the heat on very low, put all of the noodles over the vegetables and meat like in this picture (finely sift noodles before cooking to get rid off excess flour):

Now, cover the pot and let it cook until noodles are soft and nicely cooked. When noodles are ready, serve on deep and big dish with some fresh vegetables aside. Enjoy!
Yoqimli ishtaha!!!
I am posting a video on how to fold the dough with a help of a long stick and cutting out the noodles. Hope you will understand the process. Video was taken by my little 5 years old girl and that's why sorry for any inconvenience:) By the way she was telling me to explain what am I doing, but I think it is understandable without any explanation:)

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