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Friday, June 29, 2012

Gu'ja (Cold soup with wheat and corn)

"Gu'ja" is very popular and great cold soup for summer. This soup is so easy to cook, yet so yummy and nourishing! In Uzbekistan there are some special places, where you can enjoy this dish and have chat with your friends. There are different recipes for this soup and they all taste just yummy! This recipe is the simplest one!
 Half cup of wheat
 Half cup of white corn
 Salt to taste
 Plain yogurt
 Pepper and red chili to taste (optional)
 You can also add in yellow corn kennels and mungbeans to this recipe if you wish

 "Gu'ja" needs special kind of corn, which is white in color and has small kennels.
Mix corn and wheat in a bowl, add in enough water to cover them for about 4 inches. Bring to boil on a high heat. When it comes to boil, lower the heat and let it simmer until wheat is soft and completely cooked. At the end, add in salt. Serve with plenty of fresh plain yogurt. I also like to sprinkle some basil on top:)
 Enjoy your hearty summer dish!
 Yoqimli ishtaha!!!