Moldavian musaka with pumpkin

Moldavian musaka with pumpkin

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Moldavian pumpkin mushaki ingredients

  1. Pumpkin table varieties 600 grams
  2. Beef 500 grams
  3. Rice 1 cup
  4. Onion 2 medium-sized heads
  5. Tomato 3 pieces medium size
  6. Ghee 1/4 cup
  7. Salt, black pepper (ground) to taste.
  • Main ingredients: Pumpkin, Rice
  • Serving 4 servings
  • World Cuisine


Knife, Cutting board, Saucepan, Frying pan, Baking tray with high sides, Colander, Stove with oven

Moldavian cooking moussaki with pumpkin:

Step 1: chop the pumpkin.

For this dish, you need to pick up a pumpkin, firstly, a small one, and secondly, a table variety. It will be more beautiful and more fragrant. Carefully cut the crust from it, cut out the middle with the pulp and seeds. Cut what is left into thin slices. Just them and should be about 600 grams.

Step 2: prepare the meat.

We need beef without bones, low-fat. Maximum - with small layers of fat. First of all, we wash it, and then cut it into small pieces. They must be put in a pan, pour cold water so that the meat is only slightly covered with it and put on fire, closing the lid. Let it stew until ready.

Step 3: Boil fig.

First of all, we will sort out and wash the rice. And then in a small saucepan, boil it in salted water until half ready. So that the top was already soft, and the middle crunched on the teeth. Consider the ratio of water to rice 2: 1, respectively. It will cook for about 15 minutes. And now let us throw it in a colander so that the water comes down.

Step 4: saute the onions.

First, peel the onions and chop finely and finely. Heat the pan with ghee and fry. Not too much! There was a pleasant smell - and enough!

Step 6: put everything on a baking sheet.

First of all, it is a baking sheet, it is necessary to grease with oil residues. And now we put sliced ​​pumpkin slices on it with the first layer, the second - our meat mixed with rice and onions, salt and pepper to taste, again sliced ​​pumpkin. On top we put tomatoes, sliced ​​in circles or even slices, halves. As you like more. On a baking sheet, add boiling water or hot broth (0.5-1 cup) remaining in the pan after beef.

Step 7: bake our dish.

The oven should already be hot by this time. Degrees to 200, not less. There we send the pan. Let the moussaka bake until cooked. From 30 minutes to 1 hour. An enticing smell will tell you that the dish is ready.

Step 8: serve to the table.

Hot moussaka is served, sprinkled with herbs, with the sauce in which it was prepared. Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- - The traditional recipe uses lamb. But beef and veal are also quite acceptable.

- - Pumpkin is good for liver diseases, indispensable in diet. It contains substances that suppress the activity of tubercle bacillus.

- - Pieces of meat for moussaka can be beaten slightly before stewing. They will be more tender.


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