The best recipes for Dungan cuisine
Each mistress dreams to please her family andguests with a rich table with incredibly tasty dishes. It is especially pleasant if you manage to pamper the dishes of different nations of the world. Today we will immerse you in the world of the East. And we will teach how to prepare the best dishes of Dungan cuisine. Let's talk about this people and its difficult history. And also we will share the best recipes of Dungan cuisine with a photo and a step-by-step description.
Who are the Dungans?
Dungans are an incredibly hardworking and patient people who live in the territory of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. These representatives of the young nation are descendants of the Chinese-speaking peoples who adopted Islam.
There is quite an interesting legend,associated with the emergence of the Dungan nation. Once the Chinese emperor dreamed of a terrible monster, desiring his death. In a dream to cope with this monster he was helped by an unfamiliar youth dressed in green robes, which simply disappeared after the battle. In the morning, calling all the wise men and interpreters of dreams, he ordered as soon as possible to explain to him the meaning of sleep. The sages easily explained to him that the monster in a dream meant the enemies of the empire, and the young man is a new religion (Muslim), with which help to avoid bloody wars.
The emperor sent ambassadors to Arabia with a request forassistance. Persian and Arab warriors helped the Chinese fight the nomads. And the marriages made with Chinese women gave rise to a new ethnic community - the Dungans.
For three days after the wedding there was a ban onreceiving complaints from the parents of girls, about where they were taken from their daughters. Only on the fourth day they were allowed to see their now married daughters. Since then, and to this day, a custom has been introduced, according to which, after the wedding, the bride's parents bring chopped noodles, snacks and meat.
Cooking takes a special place in the life of the Dungan. The call of every Dungan woman is to be a neat and good hostess, able to cook all the national dishes. Even when choosing a bride, they first carefully find out if she knows how to cook, only then they begin matchmaking.
From the photo of the Dungan cuisine simply drooling -national drugs look so appetizing, that immediately I want to cook every dish. All this is due not only to delicious and natural products, but also to the special principle of cleanliness in the kitchen "gandine", which means that the kitchen area must be dry and clean.
An obligatory condition for Dungan cuisine isits separate location from the living rooms. No mistress will leave untilled dishes for the night, which, according to existing beliefs, draws an unclean force into the house. Recipes Dungan cuisine - a delicious combination of meat, vegetables, spices and rice. Of meat, preference is given to lamb and beef. In the following sections, we will look at the recipes of Dungan cuisine with a photo.
Main course - rice with meat and vegetables
In the Dungan kitchen, rice occupies a special place, which is often used to replace bread. Among the variety of rice dishes in the national menu there is one that is most often preferred.
To make it boil rice, whichmust be thoroughly washed and sorted before cooking. Dungans use a very interesting way of cooking rice - first they pour water into the boiler and put a grate in it, which is covered with cloth. Rice is poured onto the cloth, the cauldron is tightly closed and boiled over low heat for no more than half an hour.
Cooked rice is laid out on a portion guest.pialkam for each guest. Spread rice snacks on a common plate - these are vegetables stewed with meat and salads from fresh and pickled vegetables, as well as sauerkraut according to a special recipe. And already from the common plate, each guest puts into his bowl only what he wants.
Dungan Lagman's Recipe
Dunganskaya kitchen has a fairly large number of dishes with homemade noodles. There are several recipes branded Lagman, we also focus on the most popular.
You will need 1 kg to make noodlesflour, a tablespoon of salt, a couple of tablespoons of oil and water. It is necessary to knead a tight dough, then roll it very thinly and cut into noodles. For the sauce, fry 250 grams of fresh lamb, cut into small pieces. Add to the meat a couple of onion slices and 8-9 bell peppers. Fry the vegetables until the onions are golden. Add 3-4 tomatoes, fry for a few more minutes, then pour a glass of water. Stew meat with vegetables for some time and remove from heat. Serve this sauce for noodles in combination with garlic-pepper seasoning.
Another common dish Dungankitchens are manti. To prepare the dough, use the same recipe as for noodles. Stuffing for coats is made of lamb, chopped into small pieces, chopped onion, melted interior fat and salt. The ratio of meat and onion - 1: 1, meat and fat - 1: 0.1.
Make small balls of dough the size ofwalnut, roll out thin tortillas and fill them with stuffing. Cover the mantias beautifully and steam them until cooked. Serve them with tomato sauce or pepper seasoning.
Because Dungans are very strict about dryAccording to the law established within their nation, their favorite drink is sweet tea. Prepare such a drink right in the cups, pouring one spoon of tea leaves and the same amount of sugar. Pour boiling water and allow to infuse. This tea is always served after dinner or another meal.