Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TRADITIONAL CUISINE/MEAT DISHES)

Created: 2015-04-02 22:09
Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Description: Meat Dishes
Meat dishes are usually made from the meat of four kinds of livestock that the Kalmyks have traditionally bred, including sheep, cattle, horses and camels. The most widely used meat is mutton and beef, whereas horse and camel meat are used less often. Mutton can be prepared in various ways, boiled, fried, roasted, etc., the most common dish being a mutton soup cooked with pasta. Dotur, soup made of sheep’s intestines, is also very popular. Cooked intestines, seasoned with onion and other spices, can also be served as a side dish. Besides fresh meat, Kalmyks also consume dried meat (bortslsn makhn) throughout the year.
Other popular dishes made of mutton are khuursn makhn (mutton fried in oil with pasta, onion, and other spices), beregi (dumplings boiled in water), bulsn elkn (liver roasted on coal), semjer orasn elkn (liver wrapped in intestine fat and fried in oil) and budan (soup traditionally made of either dried or smoked meat boiled with flour). Kyur stands out among other dishes both in terms of preparation and its uniquely soft taste. It is prepared as follows. The sheep is cut into small pieces in such a way that the entire meat with the carcass fits into the sheep’s tripe. Then the stuffed tripe is put into a hole in the ground filled with red-hot ashes of wood or dung. Afterwards, the hole is covered with earth and a fire is put on top of it. The mutton is cooked in its own juice.
 

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Alena Lidzhieva, Kalmyk Cuisine

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Alena talks about traditional cuisine and what people ate during different seasons in the past. She also gives short recipes for traditional dishes and drinks.
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Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TRADITIONAL CUISINE/MEAT DISHES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 12 Jun 2015


Bairta Ad'yanova, Bairta Bal'dzhirova, Bortsg, Kalmyk Dumplings and Tea

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This video features recipes for biscuits (bortsg), dumplings, and Kalmyk tea.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TRADITIONAL CUISINE/MEAT DISHES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 16 Aug 2016


Galina Mamonova, About What We Ate When I was a Child

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Galina recalls about what she ate in her childhood in the 1960s.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TRADITIONAL CUISINE/MEAT DISHES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sun 28 Oct 2018


Konstantin Naktanov, Why Kalmyks do not Eat Horse or Goat Meat

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Konstantin talks about why the Kalmyks do not eat horse or goat meat.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TRADITIONAL CUISINE/MEAT DISHES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 17 Feb 2018


Ksenia Kardonova, Kalmyk Cuisine

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Ksenia Kardonova talks about Kalmyk Cuisine.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TRADITIONAL CUISINE/MEAT DISHES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 6 Jun 2018


Maria Erdnieva, About Kalmyk Cuisine

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Maria talks about Kalmyk dishes, including meat and milk-based ones.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TRADITIONAL CUISINE/MEAT DISHES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 11 Aug 2016


Purvya Volod'kina, Meat Dishes

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Purvya talks about meat dishes that the Kalmyks ate when she was a child.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TRADITIONAL CUISINE/MEAT DISHES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 15 Apr 2015


Sanal Lidzhiev, About Traditional Cuisine

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Sanal says that the Kalmyks cut a sheep in such a way as not to spill its blood on the ground.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TRADITIONAL CUISINE/MEAT DISHES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sun 1 Apr 2018


Sofya Olzeeva, Kalmyk Cuisine

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Sofya talks about traditional cuisine, including meat dishes, bakery and milk vodka.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TRADITIONAL CUISINE/MEAT DISHES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 26 Sep 2015


Zurgan Lidzhieva, Dotur

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Zurgan reminisces about how the Kalmyks made sausages from intestines.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (TRADITIONAL CUISINE/MEAT DISHES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 1 May 2017