Top must try traditional Uzbek food

uzbek foods

Uzbek food lures back tourists and locals who have been away from home for a while. You must have already heard about Plov (pilaf, osh) – signature of Uzbekistan foods; we have compiled other 20+ names of the best must try Uzbek food. Below is the list of traditional local dishes list (take it as a check list, if you will).

Top-3 Uzbekistan foods

pilaf

Palov (Osh)

Ingredients: moderately fat lamb, medium grain rice, carrot, cumin. Can be served with boiled eggs and kazy upon request.

samosa

Samsa

Ingredients: dough: milk, butter, flour; Filling: lamb / beef / potato; Seasonally: greens / pumpkin.

shashlik

Shashlik-Kabob

Ingredients: lamb, beef, chicken, liver or ground beef. Served with thinly sliced onion.

Uzbek soups

moshkhurda

Moshkhurda

Fried soup with mung beans Ingredients: mung beans, rice, meat, onions, carrot, potatoes, tomatoes, fresh greens, salt and pepper.

lagman

Laghman

Ingredients: homemade noodle, lamb or beef, carrot, celery stalk, red sweet pepper, seasonal vegetables, garlic, cilantro.

shurpa

Shurpa

Slow cooked soup Ingredients: fresh lamb with bone, onion, tomato, carrot, green bell pepper, potatoes, chickpeas (optional), salt, pepper, cumin.

kuza shurpa

Kuza shurpa

Ingredients: lamb on bone, carrot, green bell pepper, potato.

mastava

Mastava

Ingredients: beef, carrot, rice, potato, tomato (paste), cilantro. Garnished with sour cream.

chuchvara

Chuchvara

Ingredients: boiled dough filled with small portions of ground meat and onion.

Second courses - Uzbek food

beshbarmak

Beshbarmak

Ingredients: homemade noodles, horse meat, lamb/beef. Usually served with broth and yogurt.

tukhum barak

Tuhum Barrack

Ingredients: plain dough, filling: eggs, milk, sunflower oil. Available only in Khiva.

dolma

Dolma

Ingredients: grape leaves, grounded beef, rice.

fried lagman

Fried laghman

Ingredients: beef, tomato, egg, homemade noodles, seasonal vegetables.

kazan kabob

Kazan kabob

Ingredients: lamb on bones, potato, oil.

nohat shorak

Nohat Shorak

Ingredients: chick peas and meat. Served with broth and kazy.

manti

Manti

Ingredients: beef or lamb, onion, ground black pepper, cumin. Many places offer variety of fillings: potato, chicken, pumpkin (seasonally).

norin

Norin

Ingredients: beef or lamb, cumin, black pepper, egg (for dough), kazy. Usually served with broth.

shivit oshi

Shivit oshi

Ingredients: dill-infused noodles, topping: fried meat, potatoes, pepper, tomatoes, carrot. Served with sour cream. Available only in Khiva.

Salads

achik chuchuk

Achichuk

Ingredients: tomato, cucumber, onion.

spring salad

Vesenniy (spring) salad

Ingredients: plain yogurt, cucumber, red radish, greens. Although named spring, the salad is available from early spring till late autumn.

suzma1

Suzma

Ingredients: drained plain yogurt, salt.

Cold soft drinks

ayran

Ayran

Ingredients: yogurt, sparkling or still water, salt.

compote

Kompot

Ingredients: cooked fruits in a large volume of water, sugar.