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Beshbarmak recipe

Kazakh Beshbarmak recipe (boiled meat with noodles)

Beshbarmak is a Kazakh national food. Beshbarmak in Kazakhstan means “five fingers,” It comes from the past that people used to eat it with their hands. This food has simple ingredients like meat, onion, bay leaf, and noodles. However, it is forbidden to use horse meat in our country, but it is traditionally used in Kazakhstan. We cook this delicious food with boned beef. Also, you can use lasagna noodles and omit to make the dough for noodles, which is quicker.

Beshbarmak recipe

For making Beshbarmak:

  1. Put 1 kg boned beef in a pot with two medium-size onions.
  2. Pour water in the pot till it covers the meat.
  3. Heat the pot until boiling and remove the foam on the water. When the water is boiling, cover the pot, let it simmer, and cook for 2 hours when the meat is soft and falling off the bone.
  4. At last, chop one medium-size onion into round pieces and add it with one bay leaf, one teaspoon black pepper, and salt to the pot.
  5. Let them boil for about 5 minutes.
  6. Separate the bone of meat and cut them in the size you prefer.

Noodle recipe

For making noodles, sift 400 gr flour and add it with ½ teaspoon salt to two whisked eggs. Pour water step by step till making the dough. Knead the dough well, then put it in a bowl and cover the bowl with plastic. Let it rest for 30 minutes. Pour flour on the work surface and divide the dough into small pieces. Then flatten the dough pieces into a thin layer and cut them into 10 cm squares. Our noodles are ready to cook. Bring a pot of water and heat it till boiling. Put the dough squares one by one in the pot and let them boil for 7-8 minutes. Our noodles are ready! You can also use lasagna noodles instead of making them.

How to serve Beshbarmak? 

To serve Beshbarmak, arrange noodles on a platter then put the sliced meat on them. Finally, place sliced onions on the meat. You can also pour a little of the broth on them. Our Beshbarmak is ready. Enjoy it!

Serve the broth separately like soup. It is called Shorpa.

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Kazakh Beshbarmak recipe (boiled meat with noodles)

Recipe by ShayanCourse: Main coursesCuisine: KazakhDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

2

hours 

Beshbarmak is probably the most popular Kazakh dish. This delicious food is made from boiled meat, onion, and noodles.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg boned beef

  • 3 onions

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • salt to taste

  • Noodle
  • 600 gr flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • water

Directions

  • Put 1 kg boned beef in a pot with two medium-size onions.
  • Pour water in the pot till it covers the meat.
  • Heat the pot until boiling and remove the foam on the water. When the water is boiling, cover the pot, let it simmer, and cook for 2 hours when the meat is soft and falling off the bone.
  • At last, chop one medium-size onion into round pieces and add it with one bay leaf, one teaspoon black pepper, and salt to the pot.
  • Let them boil for about 5 minutes.
  • Separate the bone of meat and cut them in the size you prefer.
  • Noodle recipe
  • Sift 400 gr flour and add it with ½ teaspoon salt to two whisked eggs.
  • Pour water step by step till making the dough.
  • Knead the dough well, then put it in a bowl and cover the bowl with plastic. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
  •  Pour flour on the work surface and divide the dough into small pieces. Then flatten the dough pieces into a thin layer and cut them into 10 cm squares.
  • Bring a pot of water and heat it till boiling. Put the dough squares one by one in the pot and let them boil for 7-8 minutes.
  • Serve 
  • Arrange noodles on a platter.
  • Put the sliced meat on the noodles.
  • Finally, place sliced onions on the meat.
  • You can also pour a little of the broth on them.

Notes

  • You can also use lasagna noodles instead of making them.

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