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Uzbekistan: Cuisine and Recipes

Uzbek women dancing

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From the big, open spaces of the Qizilqum desert in the west, to mountains and fertile valleys in the east, Uzbek cooking is hearty fare, especially suited to meat lovers. Bitter winters are warmed by simmering soups and stews, while exquisite pilaf dishes accompany outdoor dining on hot summer nights.

Typical Uzbek Dishes

Uzbek Recipes

Try these recipes from Uzbekistan.


Shashlik (Central Asian grilled skewered lamb)

(Central Asian grilled skewered lamb)


Plov (Uzbek rice pilaf with lamb or beef)

(Central Asian rice pilaf with lamb or beef)


A bowl of Uzbek manti dumplings

(Central Asian steamed meat dumplings)


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