World Food Challenge

Day 190: Uzbekistan and Chuchvara

Hello, Raffies!

We are in our last week of this world food challenge!
Today we went to the cinema and watched the Dark Tower. During my teenage years, I had my Stephen King phase and I read all of his books, including the series of the Dark Tower. I must say that a rough two hours of film do not do those books justice, but that is just my opinion.

Well, back to today’s dish..We are going to Uzbekistan and we are going to enjoy our last dumplings of this challenge. One last time, rolling out dough, folding dumplings and enjoying their lovely flavour.

We are making Chuchvara, a typical Uzbek dumpling recipe with soup. Other versions serve them with sour milk or fried with onions. Often, if you have leftovers, you’ll just recycle them by frying them with butter and onions.

Today’s recipe requires very little ingredients:

250 g flour
250 g ground mutton
200 g onions, thinly chopped
1 egg
salt
pepper

Mix the meat with the onions and add salt and pepper.
On a working surface, mix the ingredients for the dough – flour and egg and work it well until smooth. Roll out to 1-2 mm and cut out 5cm*5cm squares. Put a teaspoon of filling in each square and fold corner-to-corner. Make a half-moon shape and bring the edges together (like tortellini). Boil in boiling water, until they reach the surface. Serve and enjoy!

I served them in soup. For the soup, bring 1 litre of water to a boil, add 1 bouillon cube, salt, pepper, paprika, tomato paste, chili and coriander. Garnish with fresh parsley.

What can I say..what is there not to like about dumplings? 🙂

Love,

Raffi

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