Today, in the kitchen of hozOboz, authentic Uzbek / Uyghur chuchvara will be prepared, which is included in the national eastern piggy bank from the cuisine of the Uyghurs, the Chinese people living on the territory of modern Uzbekistan. For this chuchvara, the recipe is chosen in full accordance with local characteristics, when they prefer to use lamb / lamb for the meat filling (the second option is more rare), categorically not using pork, according to religious guidelines about halal food.
When did chuchvara dumplings first appear in Uzbek cuisine? Of course, this dish became widespread in this region after the settlement of the Uyghurs who fled from China. This happened after the fifteenth century, the time of the first appearance of the Uighurs, who were called Kashgarians. But such a product made of dough and meat received the greatest popularity already in the eighteenth-nineteenth century, when the migrations of the Uyghurs became massive, after the Uyghur anti-Chinese uprising of 1862-1878 (Yeti-Khoja and Changirkhan), when only 85 to 160 thousand arrived in the Kokand Khanate refugees from China. Already in Soviet times, the Uyghurs moved to Uzbekistan under intergovernmental agreements, continuing the culinary traditions of their ancestors in spreading the use of dumplings, but also in popularizing such interesting recipes as Uighur cakes, manti, lagman, mampar, sanza, etc.
The etymology of the word "chuchvara" comes from the word "leaf", since the main feature of this national dish is a thinly rolled sheet of dough. Turkic words are also close to this name, for example, “dushbara”, which is the name of a similar dish in Azerbaijan. This delicious chuchvara, in fact, is not just lamb dumplings - the recipe rather resembles a set soup, including: dough and minced meat with onions, sauce, broth. The sharpness of the broth can vary - from mild to burning.
Uighur chuchvara is a complete dish containing the optimal content of proteins (63% of the daily value), fats, carbohydrates that can perfectly saturate. You will get a good portion of amino acids (daily value), selenium, iron, vitamins and fiber. hozOboz is waiting for your feedback from your own experience in cooking this famous Uyghur dish. Have a great gastronomic experience!