Uzbek cuisine is one of the most colourful of Oriental Cuisines. You will get astounded to find some of Uzbek recipes to be centuries-old. They even have different traditional rituals and ways of cooking. There are about 1,000 different dishes including national drinks, cakes and confectionary products. There are various kinds of snacks available in the Uzbek snack category of the Uzbek cuisine.
If you ask a common Uzbek person, he or she will tell you that junk food is not included in the Uzbek snacks category. Nevertheless, traditionally prepared teas, national drinks, scrumptious cakes, soups and some other dishes which include the traditional Uzbek bread along with chicken, meat, and vegetable pieces garnished with cheese or hot sauces are a favourite among the Uzbeks.
The Uzbeks give special importance to their traditional tea, so do not be surprised to find scrumptious sandwiches, and traditional desserts and other confectionary products to be served with tea to complete a perfectly delicious and lip-licking Uzbek snacks.
The Uzbek cuisine has abundant dessert dishes. Many of them are made with fine delicacy and taste simply so great that they are actually mouth-watering. Kholvaitar, which is a ‘liquid halvah’, is quite prominently served after the main course meals. Nishalda, Un Talkon, Shakarli Bodom (sugar coated almonds), Magiz Kholva (sugared Apricot seeds), Khorazm Pahlamasi, Khorem Baklava, Anjir Murrabossi (which is a fig jam),and the Bekhi Murrabossi (Quince jam) are some of the very popular desserts in the cuisine of Uzbekistan.
These desserts and many more of such kind are made in the traditional Uzbek manner of preparing their cuisine and they are truly one of a kind. Most of the desserts in the Uzbek cuisine are served on special occasions, in gatherings, along with tea, and sometimes with main meal courses. They are very easy to prepare and truly enjoyable to have.