Shorwa stands for soup in Dari and is made with meat, kidney beans, chickpeas and lots of fresh vegetables. It is cooked in a pressure cooker like most of Afghani recipes. Choose meat of your choice such as veal, lamb, or chicken. Pressure cooker is used to speed up the process and usually a good twenty-five minutes is needed and then you can do a touch test for doneness of the meat. If it is still not tender, close the pressure and cook it more until it is well done and tender. When using a pressure cooker, always make sure the pressure is released before opening it or it might explode. You will normally hear the sound of the pressure releasing once you turn of the heat. Shorwa is served in a bowl and Afghan bread naan is ripped into small pieces into it. It is served with lots of fresh vegetables and some people like to eat it with their hands to enjoy the flavors more.
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- Meat, 1 kg (veal)
- ¼ cup oil
- 3 onions
- 6 cups water
- ½ cup kidney beans
- ½ cup chickpeas
- 1 chopped carrots and 1 chopped celery
- 1 chopped green pepper
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup chopped coriander
- 2 turnip
- 2 potatoes
- ½ tbsp. turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp. coriander powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 ½ tbsp. Salt
Shorwa (Afghan delicious soup)Course: Drinks
- In a pressure cooker, fry onions until golden brown.
- Add meat, turmeric powder, coriander powder, black pepper, salt.
- Add water, kidney beans, chickpeas, and chilly peppers (optional).
- Mix well, close pressure cooker and cook for 5 minutes on high and 25 minutes on low.
- Open the pressure valve a little bit to release pressure slowly. Once the pressure has released, open pressure cooker and add all the fresh vegetables: chopped carrots, chopped celery, green pepper, spinach, chopped coriander, chopped turnips, and mix well.
- You can touch test the meat to check for doneness at any point.
- Close the pressure cooker and cook for 5 minutes on high and 15 minutes on low or until meat is done.
- Once the pressure has released, open it, and lastly add chopped potatoes.
- Mix well and close the pressure cooker and cook for 5 minutes on high and 5 minutes on low.
- 10. Once the pressure has released, open pressure cooker and serve the soup in one and vegetables and meat in another dish.
- 11. In a bowl. add bread in small pieces. Add soup, cooked meat, and cooked vegetables as much as desired. Serve with lots of fresh vegetables.
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