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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy new year!!!

Hi my dearest friends and my lovely followers! Happy new year for everyone!!! I wish you all, that your most precious and brightest dreams come true this coming year! Wish you all, health, happiness, joy, luck and lots of love!!! May you all be happy and joyful all the time!!!
I hope this coming year will be successful for all of us. I love you all and once more a very very Happy New Year!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo!!!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Loviyali ugra (Noodle soup with black eyed peas)

"Loviyali ugra" is very nourishing and thick soup. Noodles for this soup are usually made at home, just as here:, but if you want to make it easier, you can use ready made noodles. Ready made noodles won't taste as home made noodles though:) "Loviyali ugra" can be made with meat (lamb, beef) or with chicken. I prefer to use chicken:)
50 ml of vegetable oil or 50 grams of melted lamb's tail fat
300 grams of meat or chicken, cut in walnut sized chunks
1-2 medium sized onions, peeled and sliced
1 medium capsicum, seeded and cut in small cubes
1-2 medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and cut in medium sized cubes
1 potato (optional) peeled and quartered
1 cup of cooked black eyed peas
Half a cup of peas for serving
1 tsp of cumin
1 tsp of crushed or grind coriander
Salt to taste
Fresh chopped greens (I use dried basil)
Less than half of a portion of "Ugra" (as given in recipe)
Heat up oil and brown the meat or fry chicken over high heat, until nice golden color (constantly stirring). Add in onions, fry until onions are transparent, then add in capsicum and carrot and fry until they are half done. Add in tomatoes, spices and potato and fry until vegetables are "clear" or when oil will start to separate out. Add in 1.5 liters of water and bring to boil. Lower the heat, scoop out any foam and let it simmer for about 30-40 min. Add in black eyed peas and cook for another 10 minutes. At the end, add in salt and add in noodles. Cook until noodles are soft, for about 2-3 min.
Serve in individual bowls, topping with some peas and greens.
Yoqimli ishtaha!!!