Uzbek Soup – Mastava (Rice and meat soup)

Simply comforting and filling soup, perfect on these fall and winter season. In Uzbekistan, they call this soup – Mastava. The rice and meat soup is a whole meal by its own. Super easy to prepare, very delicious and nutritious too. You have carbs from rice, protein from meat and all other nutrients from vegetables. The…

Buckwheat Chicken Pulav/Plov

Who doesn’t like to cook one pot meal for week day dinner?? And today I am with incredibly healthy and delicious one pot dish – Buckwheat plov/pulav/pilaf/plof whatever you may call it. There are a lot of variations of plov, it varies from countries to countries and even kitchen to kitchen.  Buck wheat is something…

Honey Cake (Medovik)

Hey. Belated happy new year to all my lovely readers. I am back again after a very long gaaap that I have ever taken from blogging world!!! Due to some or other reason, I had to stand away from this. Anyways hope I will be able to post regularly from now on. I am here…

Syrniki (Farmer’s Cheese Russian Pancake)

Here is easy and delicious another breakfast item, again with farmers cheese(Tvorog). In russian its called “Syrniki”. This pancake is very popular here. Commonly prepared in every household. I love to make this because it makes mess free breakfast and tasty too.I also made another breakfast item with farmers cheese – Farmer’s Cheese Cake (Breakfast Cheese…

Potato Pancake

Potato is one of my favorite veggyy and I love to have it in any form. This pancake is one of the popular breakfast item here in Tashkent. I think they would have got that culture from Russians.(shhh… I don’t know…this is just my guess ;)…) whatever it is, the pancake with this humble and…

Farmer’s Cheese Cake (Breakfast Cheese Cake)

Farmer’s cheese (“tvorog” in russian) is widely used as a breakfast item here. They simply have it by pouring some milk and sugar or make pan cake out of it (recipe coming soon!) Or cheesecake like this.  When I accompany my husband, when he go to nearby cities for his duty related purpose, from most…

Sushki – Crunchy Russian tea bread

Sushki is a crunchy snack which is loved by kids and elders alike. We can get sushki here in all grocery shops and super markets with slight variations and different sizes. Sushki is a cruncy bread, mildly sweet. Some sprinkle poppy seeds, some with sesame seeds, i also got some with mild paprika powder on…

Uzbek Plov (Pilaf)

This post was in draft for some days. Due to internet issues i couldnt post this. This is a famous national food of Uzbekistan. They make this for all the special occasions, like we make biriyani in India. Initially, the taste and flavour of food we get here – especially uzbek/russian cuisine was not so…