- 200 grams of mung beans
- 100 grams of rice
- 2 onions, finely chopped
- 2 carrots, grated
- 2-3 potatoes, diced
- 3 tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- Salt, pepper, rosemary, cumin, and turmeric (to taste)
- Olive oil or vegetable oil for sautéing
1. Preparing the Vegetables:
- Start by grating the carrots and finely chopping the onions.
- In a preheated pan, add a few tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil.
- Sauté the chopped onions until they become translucent.
- Add the grated carrots and continue to cook until they start to soften.
- Stir in the finely chopped tomatoes and bell pepper and cook for a few more minutes until the vegetables are tender.
2. Cooking the Mung Beans and Rice:
- In a separate pot, rinse the mung beans thoroughly under cold water.
- Add the mung beans to a pot with enough water to cover them and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and let the mung beans simmer for about 25 minutes until they are slightly tender.
- Stir in the rice and diced potatoes. You may need to add more water if the mixture is too dry.
- Continue to cook until the rice and potatoes are cooked through, and the mixture has a porridge-like consistency.
3. Combining and Seasoning:
- Mix the cooked vegetables from the pan into the mung bean, rice, and potato mixture.
- Season the dish with salt, pepper, rosemary, cumin, and a pinch of turmeric. Be cautious with the cumin, as using too much can make the dish bitter.
- Taste the mashhurd and adjust the seasonings to suit your preference.
- Transfer the Uzbek Mashhurd to a serving dish.
- You can garnish it with fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley if you like.
- Serve hot and enjoy your flavorful and nutritious meal!
- Feel free to customize this dish with additional vegetables, like zucchini or green beans, based on what’s in season.
- You can add a touch of heat by including a small amount of chili pepper or paprika.
- For extra richness, you can drizzle some yogurt or sour cream on top when serving.
- This dish can be served with flatbread, pita, or naan for a complete meal.
Uzbek Mashhurd without meat is a delicious and wholesome vegetarian dish that’s perfect for those looking for a meatless meal. Enjoy the flavors of Uzbek cuisine in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Before you go, don’t forget to explore our recipes for comforting classics like Broccoli Cheese Soup and hearty Ukrainian Borscht without meat.