Advice 1: How to prepare beshbarmak

Beshbarmak is a traditional dish of the peoples of Central Asia. It may have differences in spelling and the pronunciation of the name, but its essence remains the same no matter what country preparing – Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan or Kazakhstan, where most circulated beshbarmak.
Beshbarmak can be prepared from beef, pork, horse meat and even chicken
You will need
    • beef
    • pork
    • onion
    • flour
    • eggs
    • greens
    • black pepper
    • Bay leaf
    • salt
    • cutting Board
    • 2 pots
    • rolling pin
    • skimmer
    • plate
    • knife
    • spoon
Choose meat. You will need 1 kg of beef and pork. When buying beef, prefer sirloin – it has a good combination of meat, fat and extractives. Of course, we must take a bone. After all the broth beshbarmak plays a lesser role than meat components. When choosing pork, try not to take too fat for example, bacon is not exactly suitable. This may be the same ham or blade.
Prepare the additional ingredients for the preparation of beshbarmak: 3-5 Bay leaves, 2 g black pepper, 3-4 fairly large bulbs, salt. For the dough will need 400 g flour, 3 eggs and additional 2 egg yolks.
Pour the meat and 2 chopped onion water to blankets. Put on the fire. When the water boils, remove with a slotted spoon rising foam. Reduce heat to low. Cook for about half an hour and add salt. At this point, it's important to put salt less than that required, because then the broth is boiled. 20 minutes before the end of cooking add the Bay leaf and pepper, if necessary – add salt yet. The total time cooking the meat for beshbarmak should be 2-2.5 hours.
Knead the dough. Sift the flour onto a Board, gather into a mound in the center make a well, beat him by one all the 3 eggs and the two yolks, pour the cooled broth. The broth in the dough to pour on the principle of "how much". This is related to the fact that different flour different vlagopoglaschayuschey ability. By the way, in our stores, a special flour for beshbarmak to offer a balanced gluten. This flour has a medium ability to absorb moisture. The resulting dough should be fairly steep and if the kneading is not sticking to the Board.
Let the dough stand for 20-30 minutes, covering it with a towel. Then roll out to a thickness of not more than 1 mm. Cut into squares with a side of 20-25 cm layers Blow off any excess flour. When the meat is cooked, remove it from the broth, the upper liquid fraction clear – she will need for the sauce to beshbarmak, and the rest boil the dough.
Cut the meat into broad thin slices, trying to keep the pieces were the same shape and attractive in appearance. Simultaneously, you should be prepared gravy. For gravy cut into rings 3 to 4 onions, slice 30 g of leaves of parsley and dill, add the previously removed upper fraction of the broth along with a large part of the bacon fat. Put a few peas black pepper and simmer on low heat for about 15 min. Serve beshbarmak on a large heated dish, laying the first layers of dough on it, place mixed cut beef and pork, cover with gravy. If desired, sprinkle with red chilli pepper. Serve the remaining broth separately.
If the meat for beshbarmak was several times frozen, and then melted, the broth will become thick enough. To avoid watery will help a simple rule – buy for beshbarmak only chilled meat.
Useful advice
For the traditional version of beshbarmak instead of beef take the same piece of horse meat, it will be very authentic.

Advice 2 : How to cook beshbarmak duck

The traditional Kazakh dish beshbarmak is prepared from thin layers of dough, a large amount of onions, herbs and meat. As the last ingredient, usually use lamb or a fat bird. Delicious beshbarmak is obtained from the domestic duck.
How to cook beshbarmak duck
You will need
  • - duck;
  • - 3 heads of onions;
  • - bunch of green onions and parsley;
  • - 1 egg;
  • - 1 Cup of warm water;
  • Sol;
  • - flour;
  • - black pepper to taste.
Duck gut if necessary, thoroughly wash and cut into 4 pieces. Add to a saucepan and cover with water so that it only covered meat. Bring to a boil, remove the foam, reduce the flame and simmer under the lid until the meat is tender and will not be well separated from the bones. At the end add salt and pepper to taste.
While the duck is cooking, prepare the tortillas. To do this, whisk the egg with a glass of warm water, add salt and add the flour, gradually kneading a soft but elastic dough. Then wrap it in cellophane and leave for 20 minutes at room temperature. After the allotted time, roll the dough into a very thin layer and cut out a circles with a diameter of 8-10 cm
When the duck is ready, take it out, cool slightly and separate the meat from the bones. Onions cut into half rings and pour a small amount of broth to get rid of bitterness. In the remaining broth, boil the cakes, and then place them on a large flat dish. Put the slices of meat, steamed onions in the broth and sprinkle all with herbs.
Useful advice
To save time and effort, you can use ready-made cakes for beshbarmak, which are sold in the store.
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