Info Shymkent - Kazakh meal Nansalma is ready to eat

Nansalma – a Kazakh pasta meal with chicken meat

Info Shymkent cooked a delicious Kazakh meal again – this time we made Nansalma.

Nansalma – is a traditional Kazakh meal. What does mean Nansalma? From Kazakh language the direct translation of Nansalma means Putting Bread (Nan is Bread, salu to put something).

Ingredients you need to make Shymkent’s Nansalma:

  • 200 grams chicken meat
  • 250 grams ribbon pasta (e.g Tagliatelle)
  • 150 grams white cabbage
  • 4 potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 onions
  • 1 big tomato
  • 4 eating spoons sunflower oil
  • 3 eating spoons tomato puree
  • salt
  • spices (e.g. pepper, garlic)
  • dill
Ingredients of Nansalma: Tomato, Cabbage, Onions, Carrots, Chicken meat (clockwise) and potatoes (in center).

At first you have to clean und cut the potatoes, carrots, onions, cabbage and tomato into cubes to cook Nansalma.

Heat up a pot and cover the bottom of the pot with sunflower oil. Then you can start to put onions into the pod. Wait till the onions get a golden color.

Now it’s the time to put the meat into the pot. Around 2 minutes later you can put carrots into the pot. According to your taste add salt to the meal. 2 minutes after the carrots you can put the potatoes into the pot. Cover the pot with a lid but don’t forget to stir the meal.

Info Shymkent - Ingredients are already in the pot - only past is missing
Ingredients are already in the pot – only water and tomato puree is missing.

During cooking of Nansalma you can add spices (e.g. a breeze of pepper and garlic powder) according to your taste.

Four minutes after covering the meal with a lid you can add the tomato pieces into the meal and stir again.

Info Shymkent - Cooking Kazakh meal Nansalma with a cooking pot lid
Cooking Kazakh meal Nansalma with a cooking pot lid.

Add three eating spoons of tomato puree and add water to the meal till the moment that you see the water between the ingredients (don’t cover!).

Take another pot and boil hot water in it. Then put the ribbon pasta in it and add salt. Cook the pasta for around 8 – 10 minutes in the hot salt water.

Info Shymkent - Ribbon pasta for the Kazakh meal Nansalma
Ribbon pasta for the Kazakh meal Nansalma.

Cook the meal around 30 minutes and don’t forget to stir. Stop heating and then wait another 5 minutes that the meal can rest a little bit.

Finally you can put Nansalma with the pasta on a plate, decorate it with dill a bit and enjoy it with three other persons.

Info Shymkent - Cooking Kazakh meal Nansalma
We ate Nansalma with Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Mango juice.

Bon Appetit or in Kazakh: Ас болсын! (As bolsyn!)

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